Most of you are familiar with the story of how Eagle’s flagship Mikado brand was changed to Mirado after Pearl Harbor, in order to remove the reference to Japan. So K became R, but the transition was in two stages. For a short time, the R was cleverly made by simply adding a bar to the K. Then the R was rounded.
Another clear case of pencil evolution in action:
Blog note: Please pardon my limited postings. I’m still heavily involved in other things and have not been able to take new pictures.