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Mechanical Pencil on Retractable Chain

Mechanical Pencil on Retractable Chain

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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Writing Instruments: Pre 1970: Item # 1090603

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This is a mid-1900s mechanical pencil that is hung on a retractable chain. The chain is attached to a medallion that pins on a coat. It has a “cracked ice” celluloid covered barrel. It operates by twisting the bottom end to extend the lead for use. The top part twists off to reveal an eraser and a place to store leads. The pin is marked on the back: Ketcham McDougall, Upper Montclair, N.J.; and the pin mechanism is marked: Kethall. The pencil measures about 4 inches. Excellent condition, but the pencil lead seems to stick a bit.