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Eagle Artist Leads for Automatic Pencils

Eagle Pencil Co., New York

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
~2 mm
6: 1, 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, 3, 4
6
paper box
circa 1880s
USA
  
see also Tower Manufacturing Co., 1908, p 270
Eagle "Automatic" Pencil
The Eagle Automatic Pencil was an early pushbutton spring clutch leadholder first introduced in the 1870s.

Eagle Colored Leads for Automatic Pencils

Eagle Pencil Co., New York

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
colored
~3 mm
red, blue, green
6
paper box
circa 1880s
USA
  
see also Eagle "Automatic" Pencil
reverse

Eagle Copying Leads for Automatic Pencils Nos. 941, 942, 943, 944

Eagle Pencil Co., New York

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite with dye
~2 mm
4: 1, 2, 3, 4
3
paper box
circa 1880s
USA
 

transcription of text from reverse of box:

COPYING LEADS
Pat. June 26, 1877.
In four degrees of hardness.

No. 1 Best Cop'g
& Cloth Marker.
A substitute for ink!

Letters written with this grade, can be copied in the usual manner, by dampening the copying paper. To mark Linen and make it lasting, moisten the part of the garment that is to be marked, then lay it on a smooth surface and write as you would with an ordinary pencil, making the mark, however somewhat heavier than you wish it to appear after being washed.

Iron it well before washing.

No. 2 Copying
(Med. Soft.)
Copying paper to be thoroughly dampened.

No. 3 Med. Cop'g
for Gen'l Use
Specially adapted for Memorandum books.
Copying paper to be quite moist.

No. 4 [non-erasable?]
Indelible by moisture.
Smoother than any lead pencil of equal grade of hardness.
 
see also Tower Manufacturing Co., 1908, p 270
Eagle "Automatic" Pencil