Friday, March 26, 2010

A Different Yard-o-Led

A different concept for a yard of lead?
From 'Popular Mechanics' magazine, March 1950.

Advertisement for yardstick mechanical pencil

Follow up posting - Roller Rule Mechanical Pencil


Anonymous said...

My first thought is how well this could do in Japan with their affinity for western circa 1900 styling as well as efficient utility


memm said...

That sounds great, and the pencil even seems to look good (as far as this is possible to judge from the scan).

Anonymous said...

My grandfather had one of those. As I recall, his was actually a pen instead of a pencil. My grandfather was a collector of gadgets of all sorts. He demonstrated measuring road trips with it. When he died, I inherited the pen.

Where could that be????


Kiwi-d said...

Thanks for the anecdote, p.