Filling Mechanism: Pencil

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Vintage Pens: 4695 Parker Liquid Lead
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 4695: Parker: Liquid Lead
Parker Liquid Lead Pencils continue to fascinate us. Here is a slender model with an almost Parker 21 like pocket clip from the 1950s. Sadly, the idea of a liquid lead pencil never really took off, but we still have some handsome examples of them around. This model shows more moderate to heavy wear from use but a rarer imprint than many of these pencils we've seen. You can also see a little rust no the tail cap. Unfortunately, this pencil's refill has run dry, and they don't make these refills any longer. 13.1cm.
Vintage Pens: 4694 Parker Liquid Lead Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 4694: Parker: Liquid Lead Pencil
In our humble opinion, the most revolutionary innovation in pencil technology in the past 3,000 years was the Parker Liquid Lead Pencil. Turning the pencil world upside down, it moved us past a lead or graphite "Lead" stick incased in wood or a refillable pencil. Parker took the ballpoint pen design a step further and made a liquid-based pencil "lead" refill that wrote just as smoothly and efficiently as a ballpoint pen! Sadly, the idea never quite caught on with the public, and they remained a novelty writing instrument of the 1950s. This is one such pencil with the remains of a still working refill. We doubt there is much left in it to write with, but it is a great artifact of a brilliant invention. Some light wear from use. Includes a hardened eraser under the tail cap. 13.1cm.
Vintage Pens: 0566 Sheaffer 400
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 0566: Sheaffer: 400
Vintage pencils make math and crossword puzzles way more fun. Take this Sheaffer 400 pencil for example. It is an early devotee of the .9mm lead. You advance and retract it with a simple twist of the tail cap. It has some wear from use, but most of us do after 80 years. The worst of it is a few little scratches in the nose cone, which you can see in the photo. The carmine red pattern is one of the rarer color schemes from this era. The clip is on tightly. It no longer has its eraser, but it comes with a spare lead. 13.3cm.
Vintage Pens: 4625 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4625: Parker: Duofold
Streamlined Parker Duofolds are a hard-to-find treasure. This pencil is a great find. It is nearly 100 years old, and it shows only a little wear, but not much for its age. There's a little brassing on the ball of the clip. It works well, advancing and retracting its 1.1mm lead with a twist of the orange permanite tail cap. Under the cap is the hardened old eraser. Under that are a few spare leads. A couple wear spots keep its imprint from being perfect, but it is legible. Not an oversized pencil, it looks average sized. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4589 Wahl-Eversharp Orange Hard Rubber
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 4589: Wahl-Eversharp: Orange Hard Rubber
We can't only focus on pens. Give a vintage pencil a try like this classic "red" hard rubber Wahl-Eversharp pencil. A great piece from the 1920s, it remains in good working order. You just twist the tail to advance a 1.1mm lead. As you might expect from a 100-year-old pencil it has some surface wear from use, a little staining and some brassing on the gold-plated clip. You should be able to see all of it in the photo. It comes loaded with a 1.1mm lead, but there are no spares in the tail. Be aware these early pencils only pushed the lead forward. To retract the lead, you need to twist the tail the other way and then push the nib in. 13.4cm.
Vintage Pens: 4369 Waterman Green-Gold Ringtop
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4369: Waterman: Green-Gold Ringtop
Something just didn't look right about this pencil when we first saw it. Have you spotted it? It is a Waterman pencil with a Wahl-Eversharp price sticker! We got this pencil from the lost-and-found cache of writing instruments from a pen shop that closed in the 1920s. This green-gold pencil likely cost the same price as an Eversharp pencil so they just put the sticker on it. The pencil is New Old Stock and in mint condition. Twist the plastic nose cone to advance the 1.1mm lead. These old models of Waterman pencils did not retract the lead when twisting the other direction. You just had to press the lead back in after retracting the mechanism. Under the ringtop blind cap are the original spare leads. Originally designed to be carried on a necklace or watch fob. 10cm.
Vintage Pens: 4368 Sheaffer CBM
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4368: Sheaffer: CBM
From the golf course to the diner, a small pencil can be invaluable. Our Sheaffer CBM is especially nice, as it is New Old Stock with its original price tag from the 1920s! Its pinstriped, gold-filled finish is nearly perfect. Its lead advance and retract mechanism is working perfectly with a twist of the ringtop. Pull out the ring top to reveal the hardened original eraser and the 1.1mm spare leads under it! You'll read the following on the price tag, "CBM 20 yr. G. St. L. $3.50." 9cm.
Pre-Owned Pens: 4377 Faber Castell Graf von Faber Castell
Filling Mechanism: Pencil
Era: 1980-present
Price: $149.99
Pre-Owned Pens: 4377: Faber Castell: Graf von Faber Castell
Unusual branding is the hallmark of the flagship writing instruments from Faber-Castell. It is a little confusing that the top-of-the-line for Faber-Castell is called "Graf von Faber-Castell." Yet, these are really amazing writers. This pencil is made of ebony wood and sterling silver. Twist the tail cap to advance .5mm leads. Pull off the tail end cap to reveal the eraser, which is a little used. No wear blemishes the ebony wood, but the silver shows light wear from use. (Breathe on silver and it shows wear. LOL!) 14.1cm.
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