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Venus
imprint reads: “HB VENUS -Drawing AMERICAN PENCIL CO. NEW YORK” Leadholder collection

Venus Drawing Refill Pencil

American Pencil Co., New York

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
twist lock clutch
wooden barrel, metal clutch, metal endcap
16 degree imprints: 5B to 9H
circa 1920s
USA
   
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil

New York Blue Print Paper Co. catalog, 1921, p 261
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1928, p 257
"Venus Perfect Pencils," magazine ad, circa 1929
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1939, p 83
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1950, p 106

Venus stamped metal nose threads
   courtesy Allan Macdonald collection

Venus Drawing Refill Pencil

(stamped nose threads)

American Pencil Co., New York

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
twist lock clutch
wooden barrel, metal clutch, metal endcap
16 degree imprints: 5B to 9H
(early1930s)
USA
   
Venus stamped metal nose threads
  Note the extended ferrule with threads formed into the sheet metal as opposed to cut threads, and the nose clamp of similar construction.   
Venus stamped metal nose threads


Venus stamped metal nose threads
  imprint reads: “HB VENUS - AMERICAN PENCIL CO. NEW YORK”

This example has knurling on the nose clamp and the same ridged detailing at the nose ferrule as on the endcap.
  
Venus stamped metal nose threads
Venus Drawing
  Leadholder collection

Venus Drawing Refill Pencil

American Pencil Co., New York

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
twist lock clutch
wooden barrel, metal clutch, plastic endcap
degree imprint and endcap: full range unknown
circa 1930s to 1940s
USA
   
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil
Defiance Sales Corp. catalog, 1955, p 249 (erroneous picture)
Venus "Refillable Drawing Pencil"
  courtesy Paul Hunt collection

Venus 040 “Refillable Drawing Pencil”

American Lead Pencil Co., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
twist lock clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none
1944 to (1950s)
USA
   
special features removable clutch jaw assembly
see also Gordon Draftsmen's Supply Co. catalog, 1948, p 51
Venus "Refillable Drawing Pencil" box

Venus "Refillable Drawing Pencil" Directions