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Venus Refill Leads No. 842

American Pencil Company, New York

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
16: 5B to 9H
6
paperboard
(1905) to 1939
USA
  
see also Venus Drawing Pencils
New York Blue Print Paper Co. catalog, 1921, p 261
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1928, p 257
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1939, p 83
 
   
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Venus Refill Leads (green & gold box) obverse base   Venus Refill Leads (green & gold box) obverse cap   Venus Refill Leads (green & gold box) reverse  

box reads:

VENUS REFILL LEADS

For use in VENUS Everpointed pencils No. 849 and other pencil lead holders. A favorite working tool of artists, draftsmen and others who prefer pencils that always retain their original length.

This is VENUS lead, the same lead that is used in VENUS Pencils. Nothing more positive than this can be said for their quality.

American Pencil Co.
Made in U.S.A.
Trade Mark Reg'd

Venus Refill Leads 842

American Pencil Company, New Jersey

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
16: 5B to 9H
6
wood core with paperboard shell
1940 to (1955)
USA
   
see also Gordon Draftsmen's Supply Co. catalog 1948, p 51
Defiance Sales Corp. catalog, 1955, p 249
 
 
   
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Venus Drawing Leads (white & green box) obverse   Venus Drawing Leads (white & green box) reverse  

box reads:

Venus Drawing Leads

Preferred by professionals. SHARPER, CLEANER LINES. They're smoother because leads are homogenized by the patented Colloidol process* — crisp drawings for the artist — non-smear tracings for the draftsman. Perfect Prints direct from pencil tracings. ACCURATELY GRADED. All degrees are specially formulated and tested for unvarying accuracy and strength. Fit all standard holders.

*U.S. Pat. 1,738,888

USE THE NEW VENUS REFILLABLE DRAWING PENCIL

Non-slip clutch—Fast action push button mechanism

PLUS —EXCLUSIVE SPOT-VIEW DEGREE INDICATOR —nothing to turn or twist. Simply set degree. It remembers for you.

Holds all degrees of lead

 

Venus Drawing Leads

American Pencil Company, New Jersey

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
16: 5B to 9H
12
wood core with paperboard shell
(1955) to 1956
USA
  
see also Venus Refillable Drawing Pencil
 
   
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box reads:

Venus Drawing Leads

Preferred by professionals. SHARPER, CLEANER LINES. They're smoother because leads are homogenized by the patented Colloidol process* — crisp drawings for the artist — non-smear tracings for the draftsman. Perfect Prints direct from pencil tracings. ACCURATELY GRADED. All degrees are specially formulated and tested for unvarying accuracy and strength. Fit all standard holders.

*U.S. Pat. 1,738,888

USE THE NEW VENUS REFILLABLE DRAWING PENCIL

Non-slip clutch—Fast action push button mechanism

PLUS —EXCLUSIVE SPOT-VIEW DEGREE INDICATOR —nothing to turn or twist. Simply set degree. It remembers for you.

Holds all degrees of lead

Venus Pen & Pencil Corporation • New York • N.Y. Made in U.S.A.


 

Venus Drawing Leads 842

Venus Pen & Pencil Corp., New York

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
16: 5B to 9H
6
paper and plastic box
1956 to 1967
USA
  
see also Venus Refillable Drawing Pencil

 

 
   
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Venus Drawing Leads 3842

Faber-Castell Corp., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
16: 5B to 9H
12
plastic tube
circa 1973
USA
  
You might have noticed how product numbers grow as companies merge. When Faber-Castell bought some of the Venus Esterbrook Pen & Pencil Co. in 1973 they seem to have prefixed a 3 onto the Venus numbers. My favorite example of this is the Berol Turquoise 10 which was renamed the Sanford Turquoise 02022 when the latter company aquired the former.