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Dietzgen 3159

Eugene Dietzgen Co., Chicago

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel and pushbutton, metal nose/grip, clutch, and lead tube
none known, possibly button color
c1980 to 1985
Italy
   
see also Eugene Dietzgen Corp. catalog, 1981, p 18
Koh-I-Noor 5613 Streamline drafting leadholder
The clumsy typography on this pencil's imprint reads more like Designoll than Designo 2. This fact is not really worth writing a caption about is it? The true purpose of this entire caption is to work the misnomer Designoll into some text so that if someone mistakenly searches for that, they still find the right place. If that's how you wound up reading this, you're welcome.
 

Dietzgen N-3159 “Designo II”

Eugene Dietzgen Co., Chicago

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none
c1980 to 1985
Italy
   
special features  
see also Eugene Dietzgen Corp. catalog, 1981, p 18

Dietzgen 3162

Eugene Dietzgen Co., Chicago

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
pushbutton color: black, gold, silver
c1960s to 1985
Italy
   
see also Eugene Dietzgen Corp. catalog, 1981, p 18
Koh-I-Noor 5611

Favorites change, but this has been one of mine ever since I found it. The Dietzgen orange color, the subtlety of which is lost in this scan, is ever so slightly more orange than classic pencil yellow.

Update: Nevermind. It's no longer my favorite. —Dennis, 2006.10.15


Dietzgen N-3162

Eugene Dietzgen Co., Chicago

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
pushbutton: black, silver
c1980 to 1985
Japan
   
see also Eugene Dietzgen Corp. catalog, 1981, p 18