(Originally scheduled to post May 14, 2018)
It’s been years since I’ve thought about the Beegee line of budget leadholders (see The Leadhead's Pencil Blog Vol. 1, page 413). I don’t know why I never posted about this find, from the Philadelphia Show that year:
With the box and paperwork, the “Beegee Perfect Ink Eraser” deserves a mention:
The “eraser” is actually a fiberglass brush, concealed within the nose cone - exposing just a tiny bit would create a very stiff abrasive surface to buff ink from the page. Although it was marketed as an ink eraser, it works equally for scuffing pencil marks away, too:
The cap is marked “Beegee Jr. / Pat. Oct. 17, 1911:
Francis Henry Baldwin and William Graff of New York applied for this patent on June 30, 1910, and it was issued as number 1,005,924:
And yes Virginia, the patent is listed in American Writing Instrument Patents Volume 2: 1911-1945.