Yes, I’m rabid for all things DeWitt-LaFrance. That’s the only reason I caught this one:
The online auction included some two dozen pencils all in one go, most of which went straight into the junk box. What caught my attention was that I had searched for auctions containing the word “Superite,” DeWitt-LaFrance’s flagship brand, and this was the only thing that even remotely resembled anything DeWitt-LaFrance might have made.
And it resembled a Superite only very remotely, with that straight top. I made sure the seller accepted returns before I bid, just in case nothing in the photos was actually marked Superite. Imagine my glee . . .
“Superite Desk / Pat. Pend.” I’ve never heard of one, I’ve never seen one catalogued, and I’m always tickled to find something I didn’t know existed.