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Chisel-point pencils, along with their mechanical cousins (flat-lead pencils), are very interesting to me. The shape and structure of the leads allow you to maintain a more consistent line width when drawing long lines, and are less likely to break … Continue reading

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Period Pencilry

(click to enlarge) Ever wonder what it might have looked like, when stores stocked such things?

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“A New Eraser in a Jiffy!”

Here are some advertisements from 1924 touting the Eberhard Faber Van Dyke 601 with its “Clamp” tip and adjustable eraser. Even though I first learned about this pencil and eraser design almost 90 years after it was introduced, it still appeared … Continue reading

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