Sunday, April 15, 2018

Another Nice Duet of Tripoints

Paul Erano had this one on his table at the Baltimore show this year:


I wasn’t sure whether I had a pearl white example of the Nichols Products Corporation’s Tri-Point, but I was sure I didn’t have one in that color with this on the top:


I’ve written about RCA Victor’s “Magic Eye” tubes here before (see https://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2017/08/a-trio-of-tri-points.html).  RCA Victor introduced these radio tubes in 1935, and Nichols, which supplied RCA with many of its advertising and promotional pencils, took out a design patent for the incorporation of the creepy eyeball-like device to mimick the appearance of the tubes.  So now that I have two examples:


I can do something I’ve been itching to do for some time:


I know I needed a laugh on tax day.  Hope that gave you one too!

2 comments:

kiwi-d said...

Yea, yea... you got me... I I stupidly didn't see that last image coming :)

Mexican Coin Luster said...

It is awesome dude. well done!!!