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Posts tagged “Antique

Tapered

Often I’ll present pencils having unusual shapes and sizes.  One of my favorites is the “tapered” shape.  Tapered pencils all seem to be quite old —

Ambassador Ad

Tapered Right

Tapered Left

Eagle Rubberhead

I find them uncomfortable to hold.  It feels like the pencil is getting squeezed backward.

This Egypt-themed one has a square cross-section, which makes the eraser end a pyramid —

Rameses

Pyramid

This one is very special —

Tapered Mongol Pencil

It is a Mongol 482, but very different from the standard model.  It has a hexagonal cross-section that transitions to round and tapers down.

Advertising pencils could also be tapered —

Tapered Ad Pencils

I also have a tapered mechanical pencil —

Tapered Mechanical front

Tapered Mechanical back

A sliding tab pushes the lead forward.

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