It took me forever to find this picture, because I had forgotten that I’ve started compiling images into a folder for a book project I’ve been mulling over:
These are examples of pencils made by the Frank T. Pearce Company, including the usual snake-clip models (for more information on the snake clip fiasco, see http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-snake-that-wasnt-wrapped-around.html) and, towards the bottom, an unusual dragon clip (see http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2016/08/frank-pearces-wild-kingdom.html) and, finally, the really rare elephant clip (see http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-elephant-in-room.html).
Recently I added one more example to the fold. It has the more usual (if any of these can be characterized as “usual”) snake clip, and unlike the handsome patterns you see here, it is just a plain, gold filled barrel. However, it did have something else that made it special:
I’ve never seen an example with an original box.