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Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 23
courtesy Allan Macdonald collection

Fixpencil 23

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
general use
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
barrel color: blue, red, ?
(1960s)
Switzerland
  Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 23
Fixpencil 23 instructions.
special features lead pointer in removable pushbutton
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Junior
image courtesy Caran d’Ache

Fixpencil “Junior”

(Galalith barrel)

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
general use
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
Galalith plastic barrel, metal fittings
unknown, probably barrel color
1932
Switzerland
 
Caran d'Ache Fixpencil Junior 884

Fixpencil “Junior” 884

(metal barrel)

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
general use
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
barrel color: blue, green, red
1980s to present (2008)
Switzerland
   
special features lead pointer in removable pushbutton

image courtesy Caran d’Ache

Fixpencil 3

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
sketching
3 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
colored pushbutton: black, blue, green, red, yellow
1945 to present
Switzerland
   
special features really 3 mm, not the more common 3.15 mm
lead pointer in removable pushbutton on later models
see also Caran d’Ache 3 mm lead

Later models, as immediately above and below, have lead pointers in removable pushbuttons.


image courtesy Caran d’Ache

Fixpencil 33

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
checking
3 mm
sliding sleeve spring clutch
all metal
unknown
1948
Switzerland
   
special features unique double ended spring clutch
 

courtesy Luca Panaro collection

Fixpencil 0012

Caran d’Ache, Switzerland

purpose
lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
crayon holder
10 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
none
(1980s) to present
Switzerland
   
This holder is designed to hold Caran d’Ache’s Neocolor I and II series crayons.