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KИMEK (KIMEK) is contraction of the words KИшиневский МЕханический Карандаш (KIshinevskiy MEhanicheskiy Karandash – Kishinev's Mechanical Pencil).
Kimek 143

Kimek 143

Kimek, Moldavia, USSR

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
barrel color: black, red, ?
(1980s)
Moldavia, USSR
   
Kimek 143
Kimek 143
Boxed example courtesy Allan Macdonald collection.

(unknown model)

Kimek, Moldavia, USSR

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal nosepiece and clutch
barrel color: red, yellow, ?
circa 1980s
Moldavia, USSR
   
This leadholder has a rounded triangular cross section. Comfortable to grip which is good. Uncomfortable to spin which is bad.

(unknown model)

Kimek, Moldavia, USSR

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all plastic except metal collet
barrel color: green, ?
circa 1980s
Moldavia, USSR
   
see also Kimek coloring leadholders
 
Note: The “3M” is Cyrillic equivalent to 3B.

unknown model

Kimek, Moldavia, USSR

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all plastic except metal collet
degree imprint: 3M, ?
circa 1980s
Moldavia, USSR