My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Eagle Automatic

These are some very old Eagle mechanical pencils (or leadholders):

Eagle Automatic Mechanical Pencils

Eagle Automatic Copying

They are called Eagle Automatic, or they appear to be that brand.  (The last three have no visible name but have Eagle patent dates imprinted on metal parts.)  The model numbers of the first and third appear to be 802 and 865.

Here is a box label:

Eagle Automatic Label

I find it interesting that there seem to be differently labeled pencils for different leads, even though the pencils holding the leads may be otherwise identical.  Maybe the clutch is slightly different for different leads, or maybe it is simply (if somewhat extravagantly) to help the user identify the lead.  Experts?

4 responses

  1. There are two kind of patents – construction and design. In the US they both will have the patent but diffrrent kind.

    August 12, 2014 at 12:33 am

  2. Anonymous

    u have a email?

    October 23, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    • Anonymous

      to contact regarding these items?

      October 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

  3. Webvestor

    I just acquired this beautiful Eagle clutch stamped “AUTOMATIC PENCIL” on the wood barrel. Identical to the 4th pencil from the bott5 in the picture you posted.

    it has no other text stamped on the other facing metal parts.

    It has a cap as well which fits snugly and has the same metal tone as the metal parts, but not sure if its original to the pencil.

    Any help dating this would be great.

    Thanks in advance!

    July 7, 2020 at 8:21 am

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