Saturday, September 01, 2007

Spring Has Sprung

Today is the first day of the antipodean spring, the perfect time to post something about a spring pencil.

So here it is – a Spring Pencil. A bit of an oldie. I picked it up cheap as part of a mixed lot of old pencils. There are no makers marks or any identifications at all that I can see. Like many oldies you twist the metal tip to advance or retract the lead. The spring is just an ordinary metal industrial steel spring – its got a few touches of surface rust. As you can see the main central section of the body is narrowed to form a post that the spring fits over, and then the end cap screws on to secure it in place.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

Spring greetings.

What type of lead does this take?

kiwi-d said...

It takes 0.9mm leads, fed in through the tip. I guess this pencil to be from 1960's - 70's.