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Now after an hour’s pleasant and satisfying effort I have a completely correct - appearance wise, fully functional dark green “Fourth Generation Type J Transitional Push Pencil” that uses .046" lead. It’s no belle of the ball since it does have a few deep teeth marks, but I covered up most of those by judiciously positioning the pocket clip. It now clips firmly to my shirt, and I’ll certainly enjoy carrying it. I inserted just one stick of very soft .046" lead (so it won’t get jammed again), and the lead is so soft that it feels like you’re “painting” the page as you write.

- - - Jim

Collector of Autopoint + Realite + Realpoint, and Esterbrook accumulator

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Comment: For “click click” pencils, I don’t utilize the lead reservoir as designed, nor the automatic feed from the reservoir feature of these type pencils. Too many times the lead either fails to feed at all, or jams in the exit passage of the lead reservoir. I’ve found that a better way to guarantee proper functioning is to seal the bottom end/exit of the lead reservoir with a piece of tape or some kleenex, so that the lead in the reservoir can’t travel down into the “click click” mechanism. When necessary to refill the pencil with lead, I simply remove the eraser, take a piece of lead out of the reservoir, and manually push it up into the writing tip, while compressing the tip mechanism to allow the lead to enter the tip of the pencil. Works every time, and virtually precludes the usual lead jams experienced with “click click” mechanical pencils.

- - - Jim

Collector of Autopoint + Realite + Realpoint, and Esterbrook accumulator

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I hope this “how to” will help you better enjoy your wounded Esterbrook push pencils. After all, a mortally wounded SJ Esterbrook fountain pen has a lot less utility than a properly functioning, even if not cosmetically perfect, Esterbrook push pencil.

- - - Jim ©James R. Stauffer 2015.01.24

Collector of Autopoint + Realite + Realpoint, and Esterbrook accumulator

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Ultimately I'll post a pdf file of this set of postings, on my vintageautopoint.com website, so if you want to save this how-to it'll be a lot easier to do.

- - - Jim

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Collector of Autopoint + Realite + Realpoint, and Esterbrook accumulator

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The pdf file containing all of the above postings is located on my vintageautopoint website. This link will get you there. Have fun.

- - - Jim

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Collector of Autopoint + Realite + Realpoint, and Esterbrook accumulator

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