Category Archives: Old Pencil Patents

Pencil Holder

At last! No more fumbling with a pencil while wearing a pince-nez:

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Pencil Gnomenclature

A 1929 U.S. patent for a pencil display, assigned to A.W. Faber “Castell” Bleistift-Fabrik. I don’t know the significance of the quotation marks used for Castell here (i.e. rather than a hyphen). I believe the company name had changed by 1905 … Continue reading

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Never Bring a Knife to a Pencil Fight

I don’t know for how long pencil-fighting was popular, or if “popular” is even the right word to use. The few times I tried it, things didn’t go my way; it seemed like there was some actual technique involved that … Continue reading

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