|obtained from Jeremy Ledford of Pencils 11|
plastic barrel, metal grip and mechanics
barrel color: black, model 777 15;
silver, model 777 25; and gold, model 777 75
circa 1982 to (1990)
|special features||fully automatic feed mechanism|
US patent 4,538,934 "Automatic ... Pencil
Staedtler Katalog 1987-88, p 17
I dearly love the clean design of this pencil. The nose is essentially the same profile used on Staedtler’s Marsmicro 775. On the 775 it seems very clumsy and dull. Here, where the simplicity of the barrel reinforces the cone-shaped nose, it feels perfect.
Sure. There are other automatic pencils around. But with this model, Staedtler took the bold step of completely eliminating the pushbutton. What? You wish to retract the lead to put the pencil in your pocket? Sorry. The lead automatically advances only, it never retreats.