Saturday, March 31, 2018

Not a Dupe

Recently, Jerome Lobner had this great Presto repeating pencil up for sale, in ringtop configuration:


It has a patent pending imprint and, tarnish aside, is in very nice condition:


“Are you bidding on that?” a friend of mine and frequent reader of the blog asked me, knowning that early metal Prestos are a borderline fetish for me. 

“I am,” I said.  “But after I get it, I’ll let you know whether it’s a duplicate."


It wasn’t.

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