For a Reader of Harper Books

I thought for a time that pencils like these were a version of carpenter’s pencils, owing to their shape. But they’re not—they are designed to be carried comfortably in a vest pocket, and unlike carpenter’s pencils, can more or less fit into a regular sharpener.

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Eberhard Faber still called this a clamp eraser, even though the shape of the clip is a bit different. This one has fused to the tube and I think pulling any harder (or pushing from the inside) will likely damage it—I’d still like to see it though.

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They are handy pencils and easy to write with (carpentry notwithstanding). Now to find some refills.

Update:
After some more persuading and cleaning, the eraser and clip:

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5 Responses to For a Reader of Harper Books

  1. Gunther says:

    What a gem! Do these pencils have a regular round lead?

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  2. Sean says:

    Yes, the leads are round. These are somewhere around a No. 1 or No. 2 in darkness.

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  3. Dana says:

    They really are a piece of functional art I LOVE the older, well thought out, designs from the past.I wish more companies would bring back the older style designs I know many of us would gladly purchase them. Thanks for sharing!

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