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rev 2006 December 29

This is my attempt to compile a comprehensive list of lead pointermodels and brands. Some of the company names have been inferred from the markings on the pointers, and so may be inaccurate. Products in this list that are part of the Leadholder collection are linked to the Galleries. If you have a lead pointer not on this list, by all means, contact me and I'll add it. This list does not include woodcase pencil sharpeners or wood trimmers. The information in the description column is primarily to distinguish between similar items. Unless otherwise indicated, the pointers sharpen lead of 2 mm size.

Alteneder Theodore Alteneder & Sons, Philadelphia, USA
model
520 Alteneder's Lead Repointer
description
metal
origin
variations
none
Alvin Alvin & Co. Inc., Windsor, Connecticut, USA
model
5000 Alvin Lead Pointer
5555 Alvin Pocket Lead Pointer
Alvin Precision Point
ALP44 Alvin Lead Pointer
EP17 Alvin
description
black Bakelite body
anodized aluminum body
red plastic body w/ cone; sim EMCA Precision Point
plastic body; handheld turret with milling cutter
tabletop turret with milling cutter; Taiwan
origin
variations
none
body: blue, gold, green, red, ?
none
body: orange, beige, blue, ?
none
American Pencil Co. New York City
model
unknown model
description
black Bakelite body, tabletop crank with milling cutter
origin
Germany
variations
none
Apsco American Pencil Sharpener Co., Chicago, USA
model
Apsco Tripointer
description
tabletop; all metal; abrasive insert
origin
USA
variations
none
Behrens USA
model
Behrens Electric Lead Pointer
description
tabletop electric; wood body; bladed
origin
USA
variations
none
Berol
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Bishop Graphics Inc.
model
Automatic Lead Pointer
description
tabletop electric; white plastic body; bladed
origin
?
variations
none
Boston
(see Hunt Manufacturing)
Bohemia Works
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Bruning Charles Bruning Co., USA
model
3746 Bruning Tru-Point
3747 Bruning Tru-Point Variable Taper
description
black painted cast iron base
black painted cast iron base
origin
USA
USA
variations
none
none
Caran d’Ache Switzerland
model
unknown model
description
green body, crank action
origin
Switzerland
variations
unkn own
Charvoz
model
38-0541 Charvoz
description
tabletop turret with milling cutter; sim Dahle 323
origin
Germany
variations
?
C-Thru USA
model
301 C-Thru
description
handheld turret with milling cutter
origin
?
variations
body: red, ?
Dahle Germany, founded 1930
model
301 Dahle
323 Dahle
333 Dahle
53482 Dahle
99 Dahle
description
plastic body; handheld turret with milling cutter
tabletop turret with milling cutter
black Bakelite body, tabletop crank with milling cutter
2 mm & 3.15 mm; handheld bladed
tabletop mounted; crank action; sim Koh-I-Noor 991
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
body: gray, orange, ?
?
black, ?
?
?
Dietzgen USA
model
N-3230 Dietzgen "Shar-Point"
N-3230 VT Dietzgen "Shar-Point"
N-3230 Dietzgen "Shar-Point"
3205 Dietzgen EMCA Precision Point
description
black painted cast iron base
variable taper; black painted cast iron base
orange painted cast iron base
black plastic barrel w/ cone; sim Precision Point
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
none
none
none
none
DUX Germany
model
DUX Universal
3250 DUX
description
encl. bladed; mtl case; wood cut, 2 & 3 mm lead sharp
encl. bladed; plastic case; 2 mm lead sharpener
origin
Germany
Germany
variations
none
?
Eagle/Berol/Sanford USA
model
14 Berol Turquoise
16 Eagle Turquoise Chisel Pointer
17 Eagle Turquoise
17 Berol Turquoise
description
plastic body; handheld turret with milling cutter
black Bakelite body, tabletop crank with milling cutter
gray Bakelite body; tabletop turret with milling cutter
plastic body; tabletop with top-opening storage
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
variations
body: gray, orange, turquoise
none
none
body: gray, orange, turquoise
EMCA USA
model
Precision Point
Precision Point 110
Precision Point 120
description
enclosed blade; white plastic
enclosed blade; red plastic; w/ stand
enclosed blade; blue plastic; w/ stand
origin
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
Faber-Castell, A.W. Stein, Germany; Newark, New Jersey
model
50-28 A.W. Faber "Mentor"
40-50 [really] A.W. Faber Castell
42 Faber Castell
50-65 Faber Castell Minfix
50-65 Faber Castell Minfix
50-65 Precision Lead Pointer
50-41 Faber Castell
50-41 Faber Castell
60 Faber-Castell
description
open blade; brass handheld; for lead and wood
open blade; brass; 2 & 3.15 mm; holes on one end
handheld turret w/ mill cutter; beige plast.; sim Dahle 301
open blade; brass; 2 & 3.15 mm; holes on opposite ends
open blade; brass; 2 & 3.15 mm; holes on one end
handheld; carbide blades; sim Precision Point
green plastic; single tiny blade screwed
green plastic; single tiny blade riveted
gray plast.; tabletop turret; milling cutter; sim Dahle 323
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
none
none
?
none
none
none
none
none
none
Fedra West Germany
model
unknown model
900 Fedra
Fedra "Sharp" Precision Lead Pointer
description
handheld bladed; sim Alvin 5000
handheld turret; sim K-I-N 992 except white painted turret
table-mounted turret; sim Koh-I-Noor 992 (square)
origin
Germany
Germany
Italy?
variations
?
?
?
Fugle-Mellet, USA
model
D.J. Fugle Lead Pointer
D.J. Fugle Lead Pointer
description
handheld; silver alum. body; enclosed blade
handheld; gold alum. body; enclosed blade
origin
USA
USA
variations
none
none
Fullerton USA
model
Fullerton Trupoint
description
black metal; sim Tru Point
origin
USA
variations
none
Gakken Japan
model
SAM Capsule
description
enclosed blade
origin
Japan
variations
?
Gedess Switzerland
model
Gedess Lead-Sharpener
description
handheld; plastic with abrasive insert
origin
Switzerland
variations
color: gray/black, gray/red, ?
Hadinor
model
165 Hadinor
53484 Hadinor
description
enclosed bladed; plastic case; 2 & 3.15 mm
enclosed bladed; plastic case; 2 mm
origin
Germany
Germany
variations
?
?
Hardtmuth, L. & C.
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Helix Medford, New York, USA
Founded 1887
model
20401 Helix
description
yellow plastic; handheld turret with milling cutter
origin
Taiwan
variations
none
Hunt Howard Hunt Pen Co. / Hunt Manufacturing Co., USA
model
LP Boston
PTR 2 Boston
description
tabletop; die cast
tabletop; plastic body; turret w/ built-in size adapters
origin
USA
USA
variations
none
body: orange, ?
Itan
model
Itan Lead Pointer
description
handheld, enclosed blades; black plastic
origin
variations
none
Keuffel & Esser USA
model
3515 K&E Tru Point
3516 K&E Tru Point
K&E Tru Point Variable Taper
K&E Tru Point
58-0500 K&E Vari-Point
K&E Lancer Pocket Lead Pointer
K&E unkown model
description
cast iron body with milled turret and Leroy adaptor
green painted cast iron body
green painted cast iron body with Leroy adaptor
green plastic body
green die cast body
?
sim Koh-I-Noor 999 except with green body
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
none
?
none
Koh-I-Noor L&C Hardtmuth, Austria, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, USA
model
Koh-I-Noor Tutior Juwel
233 Koh-I-Noor
234 Koh-I-Noor
991 Koh-I-Noor
992 Koh-I-Noor
992 Koh-I-Noor
992 Koh-I-Noor
992 Koh-I-Noor
992WC Koh-I-Noor
993 Koh-I-Noor Chisel Pointer
999 Koh-I-Noor
1011 Koh-I-Noor
25960 Koh-I-Noor "Educator"
25961 Koh-I-Noor "Educator"
description
brass handheld with pouch; bladed for lead and wood
yellow plastic; single blade
brown & yellow plastic w/ bubble top
die cast body; tabletop mounted; crank action
cylindrical Bakelite body with cast iron base
cylindrical Bakelite body with table clamp
square plastic body with cast iron base
square plastic body with table clamp
cylindrical plastic body with table clamp
Bakelite body; crank action; sim Eagle Turq. 16
tabletop mounted turret; disk mill
electric tabletop; white plastic case
cylindrical plast. body w/ table clamp; sim Koh-I-Noor 992
beige plastic; sim Precision Point 120
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy/USA
Italy
Germany
Germany
?
?
Germany
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Kroy
(see Pierce)
KUM Germany
model
23 KUM Automatic
220 KUM Automatic
KUM Automatic Long Point
233 KUM Onit
250 KUM-Onit
description
handheld; 2 mm and 3.15 mm bladed
handheld; 2 mm and 3.15 mm bladed; cuts wood casing
handheld; 2 mm and 3.15 mm bladed; cuts wood casing
handheld; 2 mm bladed
handheld; 2 mm and 3.15 mm bladed
origin
variations
plastic case: red, gray, ?
?
case: blue, red
body: yellow, blue, ?
case: blue, white, ?
Lietz A. Lietz Co., San Francisco, Los Angeles
model
4027-15 Lietz Lead Pointer
description
table top; abrasive insert; die cast
origin
variations
?
Linex Austrialian?
model
description
origin
variations
Lyra Orlow Lyra Bleistift-Fabrik, Germany. Founded 1806.
model
9580 Lyra
description
sim to KUM-Onit 250
origin
variations
?
Mars
(see Staedtler)
Pierce
model
1019800 Kroy Power Lead Pointer
Pierce Power Lead Pointer
description
enclosed blade; plastic case; electric
enclosed blade; plastic case; electric
origin
variations
case: beige, dk gray, ?
case: dk gray, ?
Post Frederick Post Co., Chicago. Later merged to become Teledyne Post
model
3026 Post Tru-Point
3026-A Post Tru-Point Variable Taper
3026 Post Tru-Point Model D
38ND-310 Teledyne Post Tru-Point
description
red painted cast iron base; red box
red painted cast iron base; red box
red painted cast iron base; white box
blue plastic base
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
Precision Point
(see EMCA)
Ridgway Houston
model
2554 Ridgway's Tru Pointer
description
sim Tru Point
origin
USA
variations
?
rotring Germany
model
505 250
unknown model
description
handheld turret; sim Dahle 301
sim ALP44 Alvin
origin
Germany
Germany
variations
none
unknown
Sanford
(see Eagle/Berol/Sanford)
Staedtler Mars Germany
model
500 Staedtler Mars
description
tabletop mounted turret with milling cutter
origin
variations
none
502 Staedtler Mars
handheld turret with milling cutter none
505 Staedtler Mars
902 Staedtler Mars
513-81 Staedtler Mars
tabletop mounted turret with blade
battery operated with milling cutter
handheld blade
none
none
none
Teledyne Post
see Post
Tru-Point Coloma, Michigan, USA
model
Tru-Point
Tru-Point
Tru Point Model D
Tru Point Model D variable taper
Tru Point Model D
Tru Point Model D
description
black painted cast iron base w/ knurled retainer nut
black painted cast iron base
black painted cast iron base
black painted cast iron base
black painted cast iron base w/ plastic turret
black plastic base w/ plastic turret
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
none
none
Turquoise
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Velos (Japan)
Velos No. 301   2 mm handheld bladed pointer   (Japan)   body color: green, red, ?
Venus
(see American Pencil Co.)