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Leroy Fairchild Small Telescoping Pencil - Gold Filled, Ring Top (Excellent +, Works Well)

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Gold filled telescoping mechanical pencil by Leroy Fairchild. It takes thicker than 1.1mm leads, probably 1.3mm leads. The pencil telescopes by pushing or pulling the ring towards or away from the middle of the pencil. The pencil has an elaborate etched pattern. Excellent + condition. The telescoping mechanism works well but the pencil mechanism is a bit stiff.
SKU: 14918
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Type  Telescoping pencil

Product Name  Unknown, telescoping ring top pencil.

Manufacturer and Year   Leroy Fairchild, New York. Probably between 1900 and 1920. (We're assuming the imprint in the cartouche is for the maker, and is not a pesonalization.)

Length  4-1/2" extended and 3-1/2" collapsed.

Filling System  Twist mechanism that works from firmly gripping the lined base of the cone and turning the rest of the barrel. You have to have a very firm grip or else the pencil as a whole moves and not the pin inside the pencil mechanism. Based off of our experience, it should take 1.3mm leads but we do not have any in house to verify that. We can confirm that 1.1mm leads are too narrow. As a result, no leads are included.

Color  Gold filled. The parts that collapse have lined patterns and the always exposed portion has a grapes/peas and vines pattern.

Condition  Excellent + condition. The patterning is strong with very little wear. There are a few brassed spots. The Fairchild imprint is a bit worn. The ring moves easily and the telecoping system is very easy to use. The pencil mechanism is stiff but does work if you can get a good grip on the part with the lengthwise lines (it might be hard for someone with big fingers).


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SKU 14918
Condition Used
Maker Other
Type Pencils


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