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#1181 drrusso

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:49

Christof,
 
Nothing like the beautifully photographed and dissected Goldfink that you have shown us, but just for general interest at the Goldfink user level/pen promo gift level:
 
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This was probably an employee recognition from the US Sector in the 50's before the Wall went up.
 
The map in the background is of the Russian Zone and from about the same time. The map was sponsored by Goldring.


Peice of history, put before us. The US in 50's Germany, preferring GOLDFINK for gifting an employee is, itself a great honour for the pen manufacturer. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 14:45

And now, something comepletely different!
 
Actually I do NOT collect pencils. But during the time, the one and other came my way and stayed with me. Not that I think that pencils als more interesting than pens (no, no, no!!!)... but I really apreciate  a nice and well made pencil.
I guess that I better not will start collecting them but at least, I made inventary of my pencils in the collection.
As well with my pens, I am interested in different mechanics and industrial design. That's why I sorted the pencils in the following four selections:
 
1. vintage propelling pencils
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2. vintage repeater pencils
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3. modern mechanical  pencils
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4. leadholders
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Hope you like this stuff too.
 
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Posted 03 May 2017 - 15:45

Congratulations Christof !

 

Finally someone is doing something for those wonderful pieces but somewhat abandoned by pen lovers... except, sometimes, when they are part of a set....

 

Thank you...



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 18:05

Christof,

 

A very nice collection, very well organized!

 

Should your inadvertent exploring through the world of graphite ever lead you into the woods ...

 

https://cwpencils.com/

 

I know you are not searching for examples of mechanical pencils, but you might want just one FEND.

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 20:32

 

And now, something comepletely different!
 
Actually I do NOT collect pencils. But during the time, the one and other came my way and stayed with me. Not that I think that pencils als more interesting than pens (no, no, no!!!)... but I really apreciate  a nice and well made pencil.
I guess that I better not will start collecting them but at least, I made inventary of my pencils in the collection.
As well with my pens, I am interested in different mechanics and industrial design. That's why I sorted the pencils in the following four selections:
 
1. vintage propelling pencils
33542667984_fbfbfca1d5_c.jpg
 
2. vintage repeater pencils
33999727900_278710a326_c.jpg
 
3. modern mechanical  pencils
34253782341_9c8a5417d1_c.jpg
 
4. leadholders
33999724140_3eac378be3_c.jpg
 
Hope you like this stuff too.
 
C.

 

 

 Some purdy pencils. I like the second to last one on the bottom picture.  :P


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 21:38

 

And now, something comepletely different!
 
Actually I do NOT collect pencils. But during the time, the one and other came my way and stayed with me. Not that I think that pencils als more interesting than pens (no, no, no!!!)... but I really apreciate  a nice and well made pencil.
I guess that I better not will start collecting them but at least, I made inventary of my pencils in the collection.
As well with my pens, I am interested in different mechanics and industrial design. That's why I sorted the pencils in the following four selections:
 
1. vintage propelling pencils
33542667984_fbfbfca1d5_c.jpg
 
2. vintage repeater pencils
33999727900_278710a326_c.jpg
 
3. modern mechanical  pencils
34253782341_9c8a5417d1_c.jpg
 
4. leadholders
33999724140_3eac378be3_c.jpg
 
Hope you like this stuff too.
 
C.

 

 

Hello Christof!

 

Nice collection. Great pencils. Very beautiful.

As in the picture, the Pelikan only made repeater pencils, did they ?

In the second photography, the 4th one from right, is that a Pelikan pencil ?

 

Best regards,

Arvind.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 21:43

AL01!

 

I copy you. That one is standing out of  the whole group :)

 

Who made this ? Who ever it is, it seems that while designing the pencil, the manufacturer wanted the pencil to be bought by students qualifying in architecture, IMHO.

 

May be, anyone shall share the wisdom behind this beauty....

 

Regards,

Arvind.



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 22:32

I believe the pencil is a Caran D'Ache Ecridor in the classic chevron pattern.  The Ecridor pencil was first made available in 1947(?) with a hexangular shape similar to a wood pencil. A BP version was issued in1953 and later an FP in the 80s(?). The Ecridor was an upgrade of their very popular hexangular Fixpencil introduced in 1930 as the world's first mechanical pencil.

 

Both the Ecridor line and the Fixpencil line are still widely available.

 

Just a quick ID. Christof is the source of wisdom!

 

PS

 

There are three more Caran d'Ashe in photo four in positions 1, 3, and 5. I don't know the line names for the lead-holders. I think position 1 is a Fixpencil because of the clip that is common to the line.



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:44

absulotely right Dick. Seems that YOU are the real CdA expert.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 21:11

C,

 

Hardly! Here are three that I like, just because I like the design. Oddly, the R&B editing pencil is also a classic. The mechanicals are Ecridor.  The Ecridor pencil is a promo for Ciba-Geigy

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 21:14

SORRY! CAN"T SEEM TO GET RID OF THIS!

 

 

 

C,

 

Hardly!

 

Here are three I like for their design and usability. The mechanicals are both Ecridors



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:44

Thank you Dick. Here's a better picture of my Ecridor, I think it was made during the 50's:

 

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..and another Swiss made pencil. "The Handy", a propelling pencil, probably from 1920's:

 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 17:39

Thank you Dick. Here's a better picture of my Ecridor, I think it was made during the 50's:
 
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..and another Swiss made pencil. "The Handy", a propelling pencil, probably from 1920's:
 
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Nice pictures.

The second pencil is looking similar to the Parker/Wahl pencils, by design.

Best regards,
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:33

...just for fun:

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:31

Nice shot



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Posted Yesterday, 19:28

...just for fun:
 
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have a nice week end.
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Hello Christof!

Nice repeater Pelikan.
Thise leads of blue is awesome.
Thanks for sharing.

P.s: are the leads something like crayons ? Beautiful shade of blue though . . .

Regards,
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Posted Yesterday, 23:02

...just for fun:
 
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That's a nice pencil Christof, fabulous condition and great it is still performing it's function after so many years!

Are the blue leads (which I have never seen before) the same age as the pencil?

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Posted Today, 03:54

Yes, the blue crayon leads were made for this pencil in ca. 1936/37.
There were other colors too as red, green and violet for example. But of course mainly pencil leads were used.

PS: I you use the quotation button, please delete the picture link in the quoted post. Otherwise this thread becomes stretched with may times the same pictures. That's boring. Thanks.

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