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updated 2011-03-13

This is my attempt to compile a comprehensive list ofdrafting leadholder models and brands. There have been a few changes in the list since it began: lead pointers and lead have been removed from the list, they may return someday; brands that do not include drafting leadholders have been removed (I can't keep up with all the cheesy sketching leadholders popping up—enough is enough), so makers such as Koh-I-Noor will have their sketchers listed, but brands such as Delta can shove off. Some of the company names have been inferred from the markings on leadholders, 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 leadholder not on this list, by all means, contact me and I'll add it. This list does not include thin lead leadholders. The information in the description column is primarily to distinguish between similar items. Unless otherwise indicated, leadholders and lead are 2 mm size.

Admel, United Kingdom
model
unknown model
  description
twist lock; nickel silver clutch and nose; machined plastic barrel
  origin
England
  variations
?
Alpha, (United Kingdom?)
model
9411
  description
green metal barrel; pocket clip; "Italy" on pushbutton; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
  origin
Italy
  variations
?
Alteneder Theodore Alteneder & Sons, Philadelphia
Theodore Alteneder was an instrument maker who immigrated to the United States and set up his own shop in Philadelphia in 1850. The company ceased operating in the 1970s. Update 02.2006: There seems to be a website up at theo.alteneder.com.        
model
500 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
500 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
501 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
501 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
502 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
502 Draftsman's & Artist's Pencil
525 Boxed Set Pencil, Pointer, and Erasers
526 Boxed Set Pencil, Pointer, and Erasers
description
single point; rounded clamp sleeve; eraser
single point; angular clamp sleeve; eraser
double pointed; rounded clamp sleeve
double pointed; angular clamp sleeve
single pointed rounded clamp sleeve
single pointed angular clamp sleeve
single point
double point
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
colored cap: white, black, red, blue, green
colored cap: white, black, red, blue, green
none
none
Alvin Alvin & Co. Inc., Windsor, Connecticut
Alvin was founded after World War II as an importer of German made drawing instruments. They continue to import and sell instruments branded with the Alvin name although no longer from Germany exclusively.        
model
5020 Alvin Precision
5021 Alvin Precision
5020 Alvin
5021 Alvin
5021 S Alvin
5021 C Alvin "Colored Cap" lead holder
5022 Alvin Constructor flat lead holder
5222 Alvin-Twin double end lead holder
5550 Alvin Pointer & Leadholder Set
PH51 Compact Pocket Set
PH31 Basic Pocket Set
7020 Alvin
7021 Alvin
7021 S Alvin
description
long retainer
long retainer; pocket clip
short retainer
short retainer; pocket clip
shorter model; pocket clip
sim 5021 S but with colored cap in addtion to ring; for color lead
black
black
includes 5021-S pencil and 5555 pointer
vinyl pouch w/ three 5020 in H, 2H, 4H; one 5021C red; one 5021S HB; eraser
leather pouch w/ three 5020 in H, 2H, 4H
similar to 5020 but larger
similar to 5021 but larger
similar to 5021 S but larger
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
accent ring: black, red, green, ?
accent ring: black, red, green, ?
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
accent ring/cap: blue, green, orange, red, white, yellow
accent ring: white, black, red, green, blue, orange, pink
none
pointer body: blue, gold, green, red, ?
none
none
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
accent ring: brn,wht,yel,blk,red,grn,blu,orn,pnk,lt.grn,lav,lt.blu
Alvin Tech Da De-Lux
Alvin Tech Da De-Lux

Alvin Pro-Matic De-Lux
Alvin Tech-Matic De-Lux
Alvin "Tech" A1
Alvin "Tech" A1
Alvin "Tech" A1
Alvin A1/K Lead Holder Pack
T-4 Alvin Tech-Matic
maroon metal barrel
blue plastic barrel
metallic blue metal barrel
metallic green metal barrel; auto advance
black plastic barrel
burgandy plastic barrel
red plastic barrel
black "Tech" A1 holder, 2 leads, and pointer in pouch
green plastic barrel; auto advance
-
Italy
-
-
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Italy
button imprint: HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
barrel: black, blue, red, ?
none
none
button imprint: HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
button imprint: HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
button imprint: HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
none
?
B-2 Alvin "Scott"
B-2 Alvin "Scott"
B2/K Lead Holder Pack
B/2 Alvin "Scott"
B/2 Alvin "Scott"
B/3 Alvin "Ben"
plastic barrel, tapered at nose; ribbed nosepiece
blue plastic barrel, tapered both ends; ribbed nose
"Scott" B2 holder, 2 leads, and pointer in pouch
blue plastic barrel
translucent plastic barrel
black metal barrel
-
-
-
Italy
Italy
Taiwan
barrel: blue, green, ?
button: ?
none
none
barrel: blue, green, red, yellow, ?
none
Mark I crayon & chalk holder alum. barrel - barrel: black, blue, gree, red, white, yellow
American Pencil Co. New York City
The American Lead Pencil Co. originated in 1861. Their popular Venus brand was initiated in 1905. By 1919 it was being advertised as "the largest selling quality pencil in the world." In 1956 the company name was changed to Venus Pen and Pencil Corporation. In 1967 the company acquired the Esterbrook pen company and was renamed Venus-Esterbrook, Inc. Between 1970 and 1973 assets were sold to Berol and Faber-Castell who kept the trademarks.        
model
849 Venus Drawing Pencil
"Venus Drawing" unkown model [849?]
unknown model
"Venus Drawing"
"Venus Drawing"
041 Venus Refillable Drawing Pencil
042 "Venus Drawing"
043 Venus
description
wood with "crackle" finish; twist lock; metal cap
wood; twist lock; gold fittings
black plastic barrel; twist lock
2 to 3.15 mm; smooth grip; "crackle" finish
2 to 3.15 mm; smooth grip; dk. green paint
2 mm; smooth grip; dk. green paint
2 to 3.15 mm; no grip; "crackle" finish
2 mm; knurled grip; dk. green paint; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
origin
USA
USA
USA
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
variations
imprinted 5B to 9H
imprinted 2H, 3H, ?
none
none
none
none
none
pushbutton color: red, silver, ?
APC Graphics USA
model
539-9100 APC Graphics
description
green metal barrel
origin
USA
variations
pushbutton: gold, ?
Arttec
model
unknown model
description
black plastic barrel
origin
Italy
variations
none
Baignol & Farjon France
model
"Baignol Farjon" unknown model
Cresus 225
l'Ere Marque No. 234
description
green wooden barrel, twist lock
black barrel, composition unknown
all metal
origin
France
France
France
variations
?
?
none
Berol
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Best Pencil Co.
(see Richard Best Pencil Co.)
Bohemia Works
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Brodhead
model
(unknown model)
description
black barrel; sim Alvin 5020
origin
Germany
variations
?
Bruning Charles Bruning Company Inc., Teterboro, New Jersey, USA until the mid-1950s, then Mount Prospect Illinois, USA
model
3583 Charles Bruning Co.
3584 Bruning
83-410 Bruning
83-410 Bruning
description
twist lock clutch, plastic barrel
twist lock clutch, metal barrel
straight black barrel
black barrel; sim Magnet 1118
origin
USA
USA
-
-
variations
none
none
?
?
Bruynzeel Netherlands
model
9414 Bruynzeel Graphic
description
blue plastic barrel; auto advance clutch
origin
-
variations
?
Caran d’Ache Switzerland
model
Fixpencil
Fixpencil "Junior"
Fixpencil 2
Fixpencil 2
Fixpencil 2
Fixpencil 22
Fixpencil 22
Fixpencil 77
Fixpencil 882
Fixpencil 884
Fixpencil 3
Fixpencil 3
Fixpencil 33
Fixpencil; unknown model
Fixpencil 0012
description
gray barrel
red barrel
black barrel; metal button
black; lead degree indicator; metal button
black; plastic button
black; plastic button
colored barrel
black; plastic button
anodized barrel
colored barrel
3 mm; black; stubby; plastic button
3 mm; black; plastic button
3 mm; double-ended
flat lead; metal button
chalk/pastel holder
origin
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
variations
?
?
button: blue, gold, green, red, ?
button: blue, gold, green, red, ?
button: black, blue, green, red, yellow
button: black, blue, green, red, yellow
barrel: fluo. green, fluo. pink, fluo. yellow, "Graffiti"
button: black, blue, green, red, yellow
barrel: blue, gold, pink
barrel: blue, green, red
button: green, ?
button: black, blue, green, red, yellow
none
button: blue, ?
none
Camel (Japan)
model
Camel 2
description
plastic barrel; pushbutton auto advance
origin
Japan
variations
barrel color: dark blue, red
Carlos
model
"Carlos"; unknown model
description
clear plastic barrel; brass clutch
origin
?
variations
?
Charette USA
This company now seems to own the rights to the Koh-I-Noor and Rapidograph trademarks in the USA (written 2006).
model
4201
  description
green metal barrel; sim Koh-I-Noor 5616
  origin
Italy
  variations
none
Charvoz Charvoz-Carsen Corp., Fairfield, New Jersey, USA
model
38-0023
38-0034
38-0077
description
red plastic barrel
black plastic barrel; auto-advance; sim C-Thru 3502
sim Bohemia Works 5209
origin
Italy
Italy
Czech
variations
?
?
barrel: blue, green, red, ?
Conté France
The Conté company merged with the maker of the Criterium leadholder, Gilbert Blanzy-Poure, in 1960. The company was renamed Blanzy-Conté-Gilbert. In 1979 that company was bought by BIC.        
model
1002 Conté
2520 Conté Criterium
2603 Gilbert Criterium
2603 Conté Criterium
2603 BIC Criterium
2605 Criterium
2613 Gilbert Criterium
2613 Conté Criterium
2613 BIC Criterium
description
2 mm; unknown (probably twist lock)
5.6 mm; plastic barrel
aluminum; integrated nose
aluminum; seperate nose
aluminum; seperate nose
3.15 mm; polished aluminum
black plastic barrel; large aluminum nose
black plastic barrel; small nose
black plastic barrel; small nose
origin
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
France
variations
unknown
none

none
none
none
?
none
none
none
Cretacolor Austria
model
430 02 Cretacolor
430 01 Cretacolor
827 Cretacolor
description
5.6 mm; all metal
5.6 mm; black plastic barrel
2 mm; sliding lead degree indicator
origin
Czech
Czech
-
variations
barrel: burgundy, ?
?
?
Criterium
(see Conté)
C-Thru Grand Rapids, Michigan
model
3500 C-Thru
3502 C-Thru
3502 C-Thru
description
plastic barrel
knurled ring tip
double ring tip; plastic barrel
origin
-
-
-
variations
barrel: black, blue, red, yellow
?
barrel: black, blue, red, yellow
Dahle Germany, founded 1930
model
MV 3000
description
?
origin
-
variations
?
Damascus
(see Richard Best Pencil Company)
Dataprint USA
model
43 Dataprint
43 Dataprint
description
metal; sim to Koh-I-Noor 5611
plastic; sim to Koh-I-Noor 5611
origin
Italy
Italy
variations
?
?
Dietzgen Eugene Dietzgen Co., Chicago
Eugene Dietzgen Co. was founded in 1890. They were an importer and manufacturer of drawing tools etc. The company is still in operation today as a manufacturer of reproduction papers. The tool component of the business was sold off in 1985.        
model
3159 Dietzgen "Designo"
N-3159 Dietzgen"Designo II"
3162 Dietzgen
3162 C Dietzgen
N-3162 Dietzgen
3167A-30 Dietzgen MIFA (old style)
3167A-30 Dietzgen MIFA (new style)
3167A-45 Dietzgen MIFA (old style)
3167A-45 Dietzgen MIFA (new style)
3174 Dietzgen Elastichuck
3174D Dietzgen Elastichuck
Dietzgen No. 5 Scripto
description
sim Koh-I-Noor 5613
blastic barrel
metal button
same as 3162 with clip
plastic barrel
0.012 in. flat lead; no pushbutton
0.018 in. flat lead; blue pushbutton
0.012 in. flat lead; no pushbutton
0.018 in. flat lead; red pushbutton
anodized barrel
double ended
yellow-orange wooden barrel
origin
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
-
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
USA
USA
USA
variations
?
button: black, chrome, ?
button: black, chrome, ?
button: black, chrome, ?
?
none
none
none
none
barrel: green, clear, gold, red, blue, ?
none
?
Dixon Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., USA
1827 company founded (did not produce pencils until 1870s). Introduced their American Graphite Polygrade pencils in the 1870s. These pencils had a natural cedar finish and were graded from VVVS (very, very, very soft) to VVVH (hard). In 1917 The Dixon Eldorado was introduced and graded in the now familiar European style of 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, etc. In 1983 the company merged with the Bryn Mawr Corporation and became the Dixon Ticonderoga Company. They are now owned by the Italian company Fila.        
model
163 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
163 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
163 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
163 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
164 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
164 Dixon's Eldorado Refill Pencil
170 Dixon Designer
170 Dixon Designer
170 Dixon Designer
170 Dixon Designer
description
wood barrel; arched shoulder joint; bone endcap
wood barrel; straight shoulder joint; bone endcap
wood barrel; aluminum endcap
black plastic barrel; aluminum endcap
wood barrel;arched shoulder joint; double ended
wood barrel;straight shoulder joint; double ended
integrated engraved grip
knurled ferrule grip
green barrel; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
green barrel; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Italy
Italy
USA
Italy
variations
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Eagle/Berol/Sanford USA
Eagle Pencil Company founded in New York City in 1856. Renamed Berol in 1969, at this time included Venus-Esterbrook and Apsco. Bought by Empire in 1986 to become Empire Berol of Tennessee. Then bought by Sanford of Oakbrook, Illinois. Which has since been bought by Newell-Rubbermaid.        
model
3375 Eagle Turquoise
3375 Eagle Turquoise
3375 Eagle Turquoise
description
metal barrel
plastic barrel; painted button tip
plastic barrel; plastic button tip
origin
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
tip: green, red, yellow (looks orange or brown with age)
tip: green, red, yellow
3377 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
3377 Eagle Turquoise Automatic
3377 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
3377 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
3378 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
3378 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
3379 Eagle Turquoise Prestomatic
ribbed grip
machined grip; plastic button tip
machined grip; plastic button tip
machined grip; painted button tip
ribbed grip
machined grip; plastic button tip
pushbutton clutch; colored cap
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
none
tip: green, red, yellow
tip: green, red, yellow
tip: green, red, ?
none
tip: green, red, yellow
cap: ?
10 Eagle Turquoise "Automatic"
10 Eagle Turquoise
10N Eagle Turquoise
10 Eagle Turquoise
10 Berol Turquoise
10C Berol Turquoise
10 LGI Eagle Turquoise
11 Berol Turquoise
12 Eagle
02022 (10C) Sanford Turquoise
metal
metal
plastic
plastic; pushbutton/pointer
plastic; pushbutton/pointer
plastic
integrated degree indicator
plastic w/ black plastic grip
chrome with plastic pushbutton
plastic; turquoise
Italy
Italy
England
England
England
Japan
(England)
England
(England)
Japan
pushbutton: gold, red, silver, ?
pushbutton: gold, red, silver, ?
button: black, red, yellow, ?
button: black, red, yellow, ?
?
?
?
none
?
none
Eastman Kodak USA
model
Eastman Etching Tool Outfit
description
boxed set with leadholder and 3 blades
origin
(USA)
variations
none
Ecobra Germany
model
unknown model
836601 2,0
836703 2.0

description
boxed set with blue plastic leadholder, pack of 12 leads, and mini-pointer
pushbutton advance; black plastic barrel
pushbutton advance; blue plastic barrel
origin
-
-
-
  variations
?
?
?
Faber-Castell, A.W. Stein, Germany; Newark, New Jersey
Established in 1760 by Kaspar Faber in Stein, Germany. The name was changed to A.W. Faber in 1784 when Kaspar's son took over operations. In 1837 A.W. Faber introduced the "Polygrade," the first pencil with consistently graded lead, ranging from BB to HHH. 1851 branch of A.W. Faber established in NYC. The green Castell pencil was introduced in 1906. The American branch of the company's assets including US patents were seized in 1917 and incorporated in New Jersey as A.W. Faber, Inc. After WWII (c. 1946) the US company was renamed A.W. Faber-Castell Pencil Company, Inc. In 1973 the US Faber-Castell company acquires the remains of Venus-Esterbrook and changes name to Faber-Castell Corporation. The German Faber-Castell bought its US namesake sometime between 1973 and 1990.        
model
A.W. Faber Patent Artists' Pencil
A.W. Faber "Siberian"
No. 3 A.W. Faber
No. 9 A.W. Faber
No. 16 A.W. Faber
2485 A.W. Faber
2536 A.W. Faber Castell
unknown model "A.W. Faber Castell" Pocket Pencil
9022 A.W. Faber Castell Artists' Pencil
9022 A.W. Faber Castell Artists' Pencil
9022 A.W. Faber Castell Artists' Pencil
069 A.W. Faber Castell Artists' Pencil
A.W. Faber Castell "King-Size" leadholder
description
wooden barrel
wooden barrel
twist lock; yellow wooden barrel; thin lead
double ended; long red/gray wooden barrel; thick lead
double ended; short wooden barrel; thick lead
blue wooden barrel; thick lead
4.5 mm?; green metal barrel
short green wooden barrel
wooden barrel
wooden barrel
wooden barrel; grip
double ended; wooden barrel
?
origin
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Bavaria
Germany
Germany
-
-
variations
marked: HHHHHH, ?
marked: HH, ?
?
none
?
?
none
none
marked: 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, etc.
marked: 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, etc.
marked: 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, etc.
marked: HB/2B, F/2H, H/3H, none
?
4600 N Faber-Castell
6400/TK4600 Faber-Castell
4600 A.W. Faber "Partout"
6803 A.W. Faber Sure-Grip

6803 A.W. Faber Sure-Grip
6803 A.W. Faber Sure-Grip
6803 A.W. Faber Sure-Grip
sim TK 9400
sim TK 9400
black plastic barrel; sim TK 9400
plastic barrel
plastic barrel; aluminum grip
plastic barrel; aluminum grip
plastic barre; chrome grip
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
Germany
Italy
Germany
barrel (assorted colors): black, blue, ?
barrel (assorted colors): black, blue, green, ?
?
barrel: black, blue, green, red, yellow, ?
barrel: black, blue, red, yellow, ?
barrel: red, ?
?
9400 TK A.W. Faber Castell
9400 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9400 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9400 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9400 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9400 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9400 TK Faber-Castell
9400 TK Faber-Castell
9400 TK Faber-Castell
9400 TK Faber-Castell
9400 TK Faber-Castell 50 year ltd. edition
9401 TK Faber-Castell
9430 TK Faber-Castell
wood barrel; Germany
smooth nose; metal button
brass nose; metal button
brass nose; plastic button
aluminum tip; square shoulder; plastic button.
aluminum tip; tapered shoulder; plastic button
white imprint in relief
imprint in relief
pre 1992 (med. green)
post 1992 (dk. green)
sterling silver in wooden box
2 to 3.15 mm; plastic barrel
4.5 mm; green plastic
Germany
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
marked: 3H, 5H, ?
marked: B, HB, H, 2H, 4H, ?
marked: B, HB, H, 2H, 4H, ?
button: bk, bl, br, gr, or, rd, wh, yl, ?
button: bk, bl, br, gr, or, rd, wh, yl, ?
button: bk, rd, gr, wh, br, yl, ?
marked: H, ?
marked: 2B, 2H, ?
?
marked: H, 2H, B, 2B, etc.
none
barrel: green, red
?
9441 TK Faber-Castell
9500 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9500 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9500 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9500/OH A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9600 A.W. Faber Castell Locktite
9600 Castell Locktite "Fleet Line"
9600 TK A.W. Faber Castell
9603 Faber Castell Locktite Finger-Fit
9800 A.W. Faber Castell Lckt Tel-A-Grade
9800SG A.W. Faber Castl Lckt Tel-A-Grade
9800SG Faber-Castell Locktite Tel-A-Grade
9805SG Faber-Castell Locktite
A.W. Faber Castell Locktite Colored Pencil
Germany; plastic barrel
wood barrel
plastic straight barrel; foil imprint
plastic straight barrel; imprint in relief
plastic tapered barrel
flat lead; blue plastic straight barrel
flat lead; dark green plastic barrel; lead degree indicator
flat lead; green plastic barrel; molded imprint
pushbutton clutch; metal tail with bulbous plastic grip
USA; plastic button
USA; plastic button
Germany; plastic button
Germany; plastic barrel
colored plastic barrel
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
Germany
Germany
Germany
USA
USA
Germany
Germany
USA
none
none
none
none
?
none
none
imprint: none; H,HB,?
grip: black, green, ?
button: black, green, white, yellow, red, ?
button: black, green, white, yellow, red, ?
button: black, green, white, yellow, red, ?
?
barrel: blu, grn, orn, slvr, red, wht, yel
Faber, Eberhard USA
This company began as the American branch of A.W. Faber of Germany, but was incorporated in 1898 as the E. Faber Pencil Co. In 1904 the company was reincorporated as Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. At some point in the early to mid-20th century, a German subsidiary was formed. In 1988 the US Eberhard Faber company was bought by A.W. Faber. The German Eberhard Faber company was acquired by Staedtler in 1978.        
model
605 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
606 Eberhard Faber Van Dyke
607 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
608 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
609 Eberhard Faber Van Dyke
609 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
610 Eberhard Faber Van Dyke
614 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
617 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
650 Eberhard Faber Microtomic
3110 Eberhard Faber Colorbrite
description
plastic barrel
pushbutton clutch, wooden barrel
pushbutton clutch; colored aluminum retainer
pushbutton clutch; dusk gray barrel
twist lock clutch, eraser; brown/black barrel
twist lock clutch, eraser; dusk gray barrel
twist lock clutch
aluminum; degree indicator
all metal; dusk gray barrel; gold pushbuttonl; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
?
twist lock clutch; clear plastic barrel
origin
USA
Germany
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
Italy
?
USA
variations
?
?
retainer: blue, gold, green, red, ?
tail: red, ?
none
none
marked: F, H, ?
degree indicator sleeve: blue, gold, red, ?
colored pushbutton: gold, red, ?
?
none
Faber, Johann Germany, London
Founded in 1878 by A.W. Faber's brother Johann. The company was later folded back into A.W. Faber Castell, I'm trying to find the date right now... I think it was in the 1930s.        
model
No. 1
No. 2
unknown model
unknown model
unknown model
description
natural wood barrel, metal head; right handed
natural wood barrel, ivory head; left-handed
set of 5 double ended wood leadholders for colored lead
very thick lead; twist lock; wood barrel
thick lead' double ended; twist lock; red and blue
origin
-
-
-
-
-
variations
none
none
none

none
none
Fedra Germany
model
5020
Oekonom 6020
Oekonom 7020T
Precision 8020
Precision 9020
  description
-
black hard rubber barrel
black hard rubber barrel
black plastic barrel
black plastic barrel
  origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
  variations
?
degree imprint/colored ring: F, H, ?
colored ring: red, ?
degree imprint/colored ring: H, ?
degree imprint/colored ring: H, ?
Fila Italy
model
2007 AF
  description
plastic barrel
  origin
-
  variations
barrel: black, yellow, ?
D. J. Fugle Miami, Florida
model
DJ Fugle Leadlok
DJ Fugle Leadlok
DJ Fugle Leadlok
DJ Fugle Leadlok
description
no grip; silver; metal button
black grip; silver; metal button
black grip; gold; metal button
black grip; gold; plastic button
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
button: black, blue, gold, purple, red, silver, ?
button: black, blue, gold, green, purple, red, silver, ?
button: black, blue, cyan, gold, green, purple, red, silver, ?
button: black, blue, red, green, ?
Fullerton USA
model
1030 Fullerton Acutron
1030 Fullerton Acutron
description
all metal; blue barrel
all metal; blue barrel
origin
USA
Italy
variations
?
?
Gakken Japan
model
SAM Hardtop
SAM Knock
SAM Color
description
blue plastic barrel, metal grip
blue plastic barrel, auto advance
3 mm; clear plastic barrel; sim Niji 124 Color

origin
Japan
Japan
Japan

variations
?
?
?
General Pencil Co. USA
model
521 Kimberly Drafting
description
green plastic barrel
origin
Italy
variations
?
Gilbert-Blanzy-Poure
(see Conté)
Grafo
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Gramercy
model
"Gramercy"; unknown model
"Gramercy France" unknown model
description
anodized (?) alum. barrel; knurled ferrule grip
anodized (?) alum. barrel; no grip
origin
Italy
France
variations
barrel: blue, gold, green, red, ?
barrel: gold, green, ?
Grifhold USA
model
No. 53 Drafting Lead Holder
No. 131 Double End Lead Holder
No. 134 Negro Lead Holder (5.6 mm)
No. 136 Doube End Holder (5.6 mm)
  description
alum. barrel w/ tapering tail; twist lock
alum. barrel; twist lock
alum. barrel w/ tapering tail; twist lock
alum. barrel; twist lock
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
Hardtmuth, L&C
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Hebel
model
unknown model
description
gray plastic barrel; pointer in button
origin
?
variations
?
Helix Medford, New York, USA. Founded 1887
model
37047 Helix
description
blue plastic barrel
origin
?
variations
none
Herlitz Berlin, Germany. Founded 1904
model
unknown model
  description
black plastic barrel; sim Koh-I-Noor 5612
  origin
?
  variations
?
Ilca (Japan)
model
unknown model
  description
plastic barrel
  origin
(Japan)
  variations
plastic barrel: black, blue, green, red
Kimek Kishinev Mechanical Pencil, Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic (MSSR)
model
Kimek; unknown model
Kimek "3M"
Kimek; unknown model
Kimek 3 mm; unknown model
Kimek 3 mm; unknown model
Kimek 3 mm; unknown model
Kimek 3 mm; unknown model
description
green plastic
yellow
plastic barrel w/ triangular cross section
3 mm; black plastic barrel
3 mm; orange
3 mm; pink
3 mm; yellow
origin
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
(Moldavia)
variations
none
?
barrel: yellow, red, ?
button: black, brown, red, yellow, ?
?
?
none
Kern Aarau, Switzerland
model
unknown model ; sim to K-I-N 5611
  description
red barrel; imprint: "Kern Swiss–Surveying and Drawing Instruments"
  origin
Italy
  variations
?
Keuffel & Esser New York City.
Founded 1867. Ceased operations in approximately 1981.        
model
Speedraft pencil
58-0393 K&E True Point Automatic
unknown model
5611-K
description
twist lock clutch with nosepiece spacers for templates
aluminum; auto-advance clutch
green metal barrel
co-branded K&E/Koh-I-Noor
origin
USA
USA
Italy
Italy
variations
none
none
button: blue, silver, ?
?
Kimberly
(see General Pencil Co.)
Koh-I-Noor L&C Hardtmuth
Various companies at times operating independently make up this brand. A not necessarily inclusive list is: Austria (L&C Hardtmuth AG), Bohemia/Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic (L&C Hardtmuth AS), Great Britain (L&C Hardtmuth of Great Britain Ltd.), USA (Koh-I-Noor Pencil Company, Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph), Italy (Koh-i-Noor Tribuna Economica).

Founded 1790. L&C Hardtmuth introduced the Koh-I-Noor pencil in 1893. Supplies in the US were cut off for four years during WWI. To prevent this from happening again, a US branch, Koh-I-Noor Pencil Company, Inc., was opened in 1919 in New Jersey. In 1938 a manufacturing plant was opened, also in New Jersey, to avoid the high tarrifs of imported pencils. At some point in the 20th century – best guess, early 1950s – the Czech Hardtmuth bought the Toison d'Or pencil company and continues to sell this brand. The Bohemia Works brand was established in 1957, I presume, as a means for the Czech company to export to countries such as the US that had the Hardtmuth and Koh-I-Noor names being used by others. This is probably also the reason for the Grafo brand. I believe the German company rotring bought the US Koh-I-Noor pencil factory in the 1970s and it was renamed Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph. This company was then bought by Sanford (see Eagle Turquoise) in the 1990s or early 2000s. I'm not sure what happened then, but some of the US Koh-I-Noor assets seem to have been sold to the US company Chartpak which continues to sell Technical pens with the Koh-I-Noor name. The US Koh-I-Noor company as a maker/distributor of pencils no longer seems to exist in any form. If you're still reading this, email me and I'll send you a present. Really. According to figures I've seen somewhere, the Italian Hardtmuth has (as of 2003) 30% of the Italian pencil market. I'm not sure if any of the Italian Koh-I-Noor leadholders are currently distributed in the US as they had been since the 1950s. The Austrian L&C Hardtmuth AG was closed in 1992. Assets from the company were sold to Cretacolor which continues to sell some of the same products.
       
model
No. 3 L&C Hardtmuth
L&C Hardtmuth Black Chalk Artists' Pencil
No. 4 L&C Hardtmuth 27B
L&C Hardtmuth Artists' Pencil
K20-Matic Koh-I-Noor
K33 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth AG
K33 Koh-I-Noor
39B L&C Hardtmuth Everpointed Carbon Pencil
description
2 mm; triangular brown wooden barrel
3.2 mm; black wooden barrel
2.5 mm; brown bakelite (?) barrel
natural wooden barrel
2 mm; auto advance; plastic barrel
2 mm; plastic barrel; pocket clip
2 mm; plastic barrel; no clip
3.2 mm; twist lock
origin
Austria
Austria
Czech
Austria
Italy
Italy
Italy
Czech
variations
none
marked: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
none
marked: No. 6, ?
none
none
barrel: blue, green, ?
marked: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
43B L&C Hardtmuth
48 L&C Hardtmuth
48 L&C Hardtmuth
48 Koh-I-Noor
48 Koh-I-Noor
48 Koh-I-Noor
827 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth AG
twist lock; double ended for red and blue lead
5.6 mm; wood barrel; twist lock
5.6 mm; wood barrel; twist lock
5.6 mm; red plastic barrel; spring lock
5.6 mm; red plastic barrel; spring lock
5.6 mm; triangular red plastic barrel; spring lock
plast. barrel; deg. indic.; sim Tacro "Professional 5" 3375
USA
Czech
USA
Germany
Italy
Czech
Italy
none
none
none
none
none
?
?
1504 L&C Hardtmuth Koh-I-Noor
1511 L&C Hardtmuth "Koh-I-Noor"
1511 L&C Hardtmuth "Koh-I-Noor"
1511 L&C Hardtmuth "Koh-I-Noor"
1511 L&C Hardtmuth "Koh-I-Noor"
1511 L&C Hardtmuth "Koh-I-Noor"
twist lock; double ended; marked "HB/6H"
long, tapering nose; left-handed; no 1511 imprint
long, tapering nose; right-handed; no 1511 imprint
stepped nose; left-handed; no 1511 imprint
stepped nose; right-handed
revers twist-lock
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
USA
none
marked: 6B 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H 5H 6H 7H 8H 9H
marked: 6B 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H 5H 6H 7H 8H 9H
marked: 6B 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H 5H 6H 7H 8H 9H
marked: 6B 5B 4B 3B 2B B HB F H 2H 3H 4H 5H 6H 7H 8H 9H
marked: H, 2H, 4H, etc.
4011 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
4012 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
4082 L&C Hardtmuth Galolith Holder
set with leadholder and colored leads
set with leadholder and colored leads
5.6 mm
Czech
Czech
Czech
?
?
none
5201 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5201 Grafo Versatil
5205 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5208 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5209 Bohemia Works
5209 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5211 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5216 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5217:5 Bohemia Works
5217/5 L&C Hardt. Versatil
5217/6 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5218
5228 Grafo Versatil
5228 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
metal
metal
2.5 mm; metal; yellow barrel
2.5 mm; wood barrel
plastic barrel
plastic
plastic
metal; blue barrel
"Toison d'Or Colorama"; set of 5 leadholders
"Technicolor"
set of 6 colored leadholders and eraser
plastic
metal; short barrel
metal; short barrel
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
none
none
none
barrel length: short, long
barrel: blue, green, red, ?
?
barrel: blue, green, red, yellow
?
none
none
none
barrel: blue, yellow
barrel: green, red, ?
?
5301 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5340 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5343 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5347 Grafo Versatil
5347 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5348 Bohemia Works
5.6 mm; plastic
5.6 mm; metal
9-10 mm; chalk holder; black metal
5.6 mm; plastic barrel
5.6 mm; red plastic barrel
5.6 mm; metal
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
?
barrel: black, burgundy
none
barrel: black, red
barrel: black, red
barrel: black, ?
5611 Koh-I-Noor USA
5611 Koh-I-Noor "2B thru 6H"

5611 Koh-I-Noor Adapto
5611 Koh-I-Noor Technigraph
5611C Koh-I-Noor Technigraph
5611 Koh-I-Noor Technigraph
5611 Koh-I-Noor Technigraph
5611C Koh-I-Noor Technigraph
5611-K Koh-I-Noor / K&E
5612 Koh-I-Noor
5612C Koh-I-Noor
5612 Koh-I-Noor
5612C Koh-I-Noor
5612C Koh-I-Noor
5613 Koh-I-Noor
5613 Koh-I-Noor
5613 Koh-I-Noor "Streamline"
anodized alum. button
anodized alum. button
anodized alum. button
metal; anodized alum. button
metal; anodized alum. button
metal; plastic tipped button
plastic; painted metal button
plastic; painted metal button
green metal barrel
Italy; ribbed grip; plastic button
Italy; ribbed grip; plastic button; clip
Italy; fluted grip; painted metal button
Italy; fluted grip; painted metal button
China; fluted grip; painted metal button
plastic grip/barrel; metal button
metal grip/plastic barrel; metal button
metal grip/plastic tapering barrel; plastic pushbutton
USA
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italyj
Italy
Italy
Italy
China
Italy
Italy
Italy
button: black, blue, brown, chrome, green, red
button: black, blue, brown, chrome, green, red
button: black, blue, brown, chrome, green, red
button: black, blue, brown, chrome, green, red
button: black, blue, brown, chrome, green, red
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
?
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
button: black, white, ?
button: black, white, ?
button: black, ?
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, silver
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, silver
button: black, blue, brown, green, red, white
5614 Koh-I-Noor Select-O-Matic II
5616 Koh-I-Noor Super Adapto
5616 Koh-I-Noor Super Adapto
5616 Koh-I-Noor Super Adapto

5616 Koh-I-Noor Super Adapto
5616 D1 Koh-I-Noor Super Adapto
5617 Koh-I-Noor Select-O-Matic
5617 Koh-I-Noor Select-O-Matic
5618 Koh-I-Noor
5618 Koh-I-Noor
5620-C Bohemia Works
5628
5640
black plastic barrel; degree indicator
tapered shoulder
tapered shoulder
tapered shoulder; no origin
square shoulder
all metal; yellow barrel; sliding degree indicator
all metal; yellow barrel; foil imprint on 3 sides
all metal; yellow barrel; black silk screen on 2 sides
smooth plastic barrel; auto advance
grooved plastic barrel; auto advance
auto advance
metal; short; sim 5228
5.6 mm; green metal barrel
Japan
USA
Italy
?
Italy
(Italy)
USA
USA
Italy
-
Czech
Czech
Czech
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
barrel: yellow, ?
?
none
5648 Koh-I-Noor
5649 Koh-I-Noor
5649 Koh-I-Noor
5649 1/2 Koh-I-Noor
5649/MS Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth AG
5649 Koh-I-Noor
5900 L&C Hardtmuth Versatil
5900 Koh-I-Noor Toison d'Or
5905 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth Versatil
5.6 mm; round black metal barrel
5.6 mm; red metal barrel
5.6 mm; black metal barrel
5.6 mm;red metal barrel
5.6 mm; burgundy metal barrel
5.6 mm;burgundy metal barrel
"Toison d'Or"; metal
metal
metal
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
Czech
none
none

none
none
none
none
none
none
?
Leadmaster USA
model
"Leadmaster"
"Leadmaster"
"Leadmaster" unknown model
description
blue anodized barrel; degree indicator; groved nosepiece
blue anodized barrel;
green anodized barrel; long grip area
origin
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
?
Lietz A. Lietz Co., San Francisco, Los Angeles
model
4004-35 Lietz/adapto 5611
4004-50 Lietz/Staedtler 783
description
sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
blue plastic barrel
origin
Italy
Germany
variations
?
none
Linex Linex A/S, Denmark, founded 1936
model
LH 1000
description
sim Koh-I-Noor 5614
origin
-
variations
none
Linz
model
2001 Linz
description
?
origin
-
variations
?
Lutz
model
3502 Lutz
description
auto advance; sim C-Thru 3502
origin
Italy
variations
?
Lyra Orlow Lyra Bleistift-Fabrik, Germany. Founded 1806.
model
unknown model
6314 "Expert"
Lyra Orlow Techno-Tac 6316
Lyra Orlow Techno 6316
6616 "Lyrato"
description
yellow wooden barrel; twist lock
unknown
yellow plastic barrel; Silver Imprint; tapering metal grip
yellow plastic barrel; black imprint; tapering metal grip
blue plastic barrel; sim Tacro 4436

origin
Germany
?
Germany
Germany
Italy

variations
?
?
none
none

?
7161 crayon holder
7162 crayon holder
7166 crayon holder
7169 crayon holder
7170 crayon holder
8.5 mm; black
10 mm; black
10 mm; black
10 mm; aluminum
12 mm; black

Germany
Germany
Germany
W. Germany
Germany

none
none
none
none
none
Magnet
model
1118 Magnet
description
yellow plastic barrel
origin
-
variations
?
Mars
(see Staedtler)
MIFA
(see Dietzgen)
Mitsubishi Pencil Co, Japan
model
UNI / Holder
UNI

UNI
HI-UNI
UNI Holder Super
description
black plastic barrel; metal grip
tapering plastic barrel; plain button
brown tapering plastic barrel; wide end button
black plastic barrel; metal grip w/ degree indicator
stainless steel with non-removable clip
origin
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
variations
degree imprint: 3B, ?
barrel: black, brown, green, ?
?
?
?
Montgomery Ward USA
model
unknown model
description
yellow plastic body, imprinted "WARD"
origin
?
variations
?
Morilla
model
193 Morilla
195-S Morilla
description
black plastic
black plastic w/ pointer in pushbutton
origin
-
-
variations
?
?
Mossner Chicago
model
Mossner Special
description
pushbutton clutch
origin
?
variations
?
Müller-Winkel Munich
model
unknown model
  description
plastic barrel with metal pushbutton, nose and clutch; degree imprinted
  origin
Germany
  variations
barrel: green, red, ?
Nestler Germany
model
unknown model
  description
?
  origin
?
  variations
?
Nobema Nobema Products Co., USA
model
8000 Nobema
8000 Nobema
8000 Nobema
description
metal
gray plastic
lt. blue barrel; plastic button
origin
Czech
Germany
W. Germany
variations
none
none
button: yellow, purple, ?
Ofrex United Kingdom
model
501
511
523
description
unknown
unknown
unknown
origin
England
England
England
variations
?
?
?
Pacific Arc Houston, Texas, USA
model
H-1302 Pacific Arc
description
black plastic barrel with metal grip
origin
Japan
variations
?
Pentel Japan. Also Pentel of America, Ltd., California
model
PH12 Pentel Lead Holder
PH158 Pentel Automatic Pencil
PH802 Pentel Multi 8
description
pushbutton advance; plastic barrel
pushbutton 8 lead changer
pushbutton 8 lead changer
origin
Japan
Japan
Japan
variations
barrel (4 colors): green, red, ?, ?
plastic clip: black, blue, orange, yellow
none
Pickett
model
unknown model
description
blue plastic barrel
origin
?
variations
?
Pilot Japan
model
Pro 2.0
Croquis
  description
black plastic barrel and grip w/yellow ring
3.8 mm; plastic barrel; twist advance
  origin
Japan
Japan
  variations
?
degree imprint: H, B
Post Frederick Post Co., Chicago. Later merged to become Teledyne Post
model
Post 2811
Teledyne Post 38 MG-101
Teledyne Post 38 MG-010
description
red metal barrel; anodized button; sim Koh-I-Noor 5611
red metal barrel; anodized button; sim Koh-I-Noor 5616
red plastic barrel; red button; sim 6803 A.W. Faber Sure-Grip
origin
Italy
Italy
Germany
variations
button: blue, ?
button: blue, chrome, ?
?
Renta Renta Füllstift-Gesellschaft Fränk & Co., Aalen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.
model
"Renta-Zeichner"
"Renta-Zeichner"
"Renta-Zeichner"
description
black hard rubber barrel; fluted pushbutton
black hard rubber barrel; smooth pushbutton
black hard rubber barrel; straight barrel
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
  variations
?
none
none
Rexel United Kingdom
model
Rexel-Rite No. 45
Rexel-Rite No. 55
Rexel-Rite No. 55/C
Rexel-Rite No. 65
No. 260
  description
?
?
1.8 mm; short green plastic barrel; fixed pocket clip
?
black plastic barrel; removable pocket clip
  origin
England
England
England
England
England
 

variations
?
?
?
?
?

Richard Best Pencil Co. Irvington, New Jersey, USA
model
6500 Damascus Sure-Grip
description
aluminum barrel
origin
USA
variations
pushbutton: red, gold, silver, ?
Righella R.P.R. Righella, Torino, Italy; founded 1946
model
Teknical "Sharpener + Eraser"
description
plastic barrel w/ eraser
origin
Italy
variations
barrel: black, white, ?
Roland Dresden, East Germany
model
"Fall-Stop"
unknown (probably also "Fall-Stop")
description
wooden barrel; aluminum nosepiece; metal endpiece
wooden barrel; aluminum nosepiece; plastic endpiece
origin
Germany
Germany
variations
button: black, blue, red, white, ?
button: black, blue, red, white, ?
rotring Germany
Founded in 1928 as Tintenkuli Handels GmbH. Company renamed to rotring-Werke Riepe KG. Brand now owned by the Sanford division of Newell-Rubbermaid. The correct spelling of rotring is with a lowercase r for some reason.        
model
1310
250 300 Art Pencil
300 / 2.0 Clutch Pencil
505 007 Clutch Pencil
505 009 Clutch Pencil
505 011 Clutch Pencil
PS2
description
black plastic barrel; knurled nose; degree indicator in tail
black plastic barrel
with lead degree indicator
bordeaux plastic barrel
black plastic barrel
white plastic barrel
plastic barrel with degree imprint
origin
(Germany)
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
?
none

none
none
none
none

barrel: orange, red, yellow, ?. degree imprint: H, ?
SAM
(see Gakken)
Schwan
(see Stabilo)
A & B Smith Co. USA
model
5611 A&B Smith Company
description
all metal; black barrel
origin
Italy
variations
button: blue, green, ?
Scott
(see Alvin)
Solidex
model
SH-302
description
blue metal barrel; sim Alvin "Ben" B/3
origin
Taiwan
variations
?
Stabilo Schwan Stabilo, Germany
model
Stabilo 8-9
Schwan Stabilo 8838
Schwan Stabilo 8900
Stabilo 8833
Stabilo 8834
Stabilo 8835
Stabilo 8836
Stabilo 8837
Stabilo 8838
Stabilo 8839
Stabilo 8840
Stabilo 8841
Stabilo 8842
Stabilo 8843
Stabilo 8844
Stabilo 8845
description
red plastic barrel
wood barrel
red plastic barrel; fixed pocket clip
plastic barrel-light green
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-purple
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-red
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-?
plastic barrel-green
plastic barrel-yellow
plastic barrel-brown
origin
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
degree on button: HB, H, 4H, ?
?
?
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Staedtler Mars Germany. Founded 1835
Founded in Nürnberg, Germany in 1835. First subsidiary formed in New York City 1922. Mars brand created in 1900. Lumograph brand introduced about 1930. In 1978 the German Eberhard Faber company was acquired.        
model
1001 JS Staedtler Mars Lumograph Technico
1001 JS Staedtler Mars Lumograph Technico EXB
1002 JS Staedtler "Mars"
1002 Mars Lumograph pocket leadholder
1005 Mars Lumochrom
1013 Mars Lumograph
1018 JS Staedtler Mars Lumograph
1021 JS Staedtler Mars-Lumograph
1021 JS Staedtler Mars-Lumograph

1021 JS Staedtler Mars-Lumograph set
description
pushbutton clutch
pushbutton clutch; 2.6 mm
twist lock; wood barrel
pushbutton clutch
pushbutton clutch; same as 1001, but colored barrel
pushbutton clutch; degree indicator
twist lock; wood barrel
pushbutton clutch; all metal
pushbutton clutch; plastic barrel; colored end
plastic in pouch with lead and pointer
origin
Germany
Germany
Bavaria
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
variations
marked: 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, FH, 2H ... 9H
none
marked: 3B, 2B, B, HB ... etc.
marked: EXB, 6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, FH, 2H ... 9H
barrel: 13 colors, see Staedtler Mars Lumograph leaflet
none
marked: EXB, 6B ... 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H ... 9H
?
barrel end: green, red, yellow, ?
?
48000 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
48002 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
48013 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
blue plastic barrel
blue plastic barrel
blue plastic barrel
Germany
Germany
Germany
none
none
none
771 Staedtler Mars
771 Staedtler Mars
773 Staedtler Mars
777 Staedtler Noris
780 Staedtler Mars-Technico
780 C Staedtler Mars-Technico
780 C Staedtler Mars-Technico
780 CS5 Stdtlr Mars-Technico Designer Pack
782 Staedtler Mars-Technico
782 Staedtler Mars-Technico
783 Staedtler Mars-Technico
787 Staedtler Mars-Pan Technico
787 Staedtler Mars-Pan Technico
788 Staedtler
788C Staedtler
789C Staedtler (Canadian 788C)
789 00
Omnichrom 76B
blue plastic barrel
gray plastic barrel
yellow plastic barrel
long metal grip; left-handed imprint
short metal grip; ribbed button
short metal grip; smooth button
with 2 extra leads all in vinyl pouch
short w/ pocket clip
metal tail extension
lead degree indicator in grip
2 to 3 mm
dark blue barrel
staedtler blue barrel
black plastic nose
black plastic nose
black plastic nose
black plastic barrel & nose
3.15 mm; blue plastic twist advance
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
button: red, ?
?
?
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
barrel: blue, orange, red, yellow, ?
?
?
?
?
556 92 Staedtler Mars Circofix short leadholder for compass attachment Germany none
Stewart
model
4162
description
sim to a KIN 5611C, but with a pointed nose; green barrel
origin
Italy
variations
?
Tacro Tacro Sales Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
model
4430 Tacro
4434 Tacro "Professional 5"
4435 Tacro "Professional 5"
4436 Tacro
4436 Tacro
4439 Tacro
4440 Tacro
150 Tacombi
description
plastic barrel
plastic barrel
plastic barrel
older; straight metal(?) barrel
plastic barrel
plastic barrel
yellow plastic barrel; boxed with pointer and lead
compass/pencil hybrid; burgundy plastic barrel; 1.5 mm
origin
Germany
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
Italy
-
Germany
variations
?
barrel: black, blue, green, red, yellow
barrel: black, blue, green, red, yellow
?
barrel: black, blue, green, red, yellow
barrel: black, blue, green, red, yellow
?
none
TEC Pencil Co.
(see Vemco)
Teknical
(see Righella)
Teledyne Post
(see Post)
Toison d'Or
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Tombow Japan
model
Mono
Mono
Monotech 2.0
Monotech 2.0
Tombow 2.0
description
black plastic barrel; metal grip/nose and tail
black plastic barrel; metal grip/nose
lead degree indicator dial; silver grip
lead degree indicator dial; black grip
lead degree indicator dial; black grip
origin
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
variations
?
?
dial color: gray, ?
dial color: black, ?
dial color: black, blue, gray, ?
Truline USA
model
"Truline"
description
aluminum twist lock
origin
USA
variations
cap: black, red, silver, ?
Tru-Point Coloma, Michigan
model
Tru-Point Automatic
description
sim K&E branded model
origin
USA
variations
?
Turquoise
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Uchida Japan
model
Drawing Holder D
Drawing Holder S
Drawing Holder S
"Color"
"Color" set of 12
description
all metal (stainless steel?); pushbutton auto advance
black plastic barrel; pushbutton spring clutch
black plastic barrel; metal grip; pushbutton auto advance
3.15 mm; clear plastic barrel; sim Niji 124 Color
3.15 mm; clear plastic barrel; in plastic box; sim Niji 124 Color
origin
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
Japan
variations
?
?
?
none
none
Uni
(see Mistsubishi Pencil Co.)
Universe
model
125 Universe
200 Universe
description
plastic barrel
all metal, green barrel with sliding degree indicator
origin
Italy
Italy
variations
barrel: red, yellow, ?
?
Vemco Pasadena, California
Originally V. &. E. Manufacturing Company. The TEC Pencil Company of Los Angeles was bought by or merged with Vemco at some point prior to 1955 and probably after 1950.        
model
TEC Drafting Pencil
TEC drafting/photo retouching leadholder
TEC double ended drafting pencil
Vemco TEC drafting/photo retouching leadholder
Vemco TEC drafting leadholder
Vemco TEC double ended drafting pencil
description
twist end lock clutch; pointed plastic head
twist end lock clutch; pointed metal head
double twist waist lock clutch; metal waist
twist end lock clutch; pointed metal head
twist end lock clutch; flat metal head
double twist waist lock clutch; metal waist
origin
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
USA
variations
none
none
none
none
none
none
Venus
(see American Pencil Co.)
Vroom & Dreesmann Netherlands
model
"Vulpotlood 2 mm met sliijper"
description
yellow plastic; unmarked
origin
-
variations
?
Ward
(see Montgomery Ward)
WBP Germany
model
Refillable Pencil
description
enameled aluminum barrel
origin
Czech
variations
barrel: black, silver