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What’s new

a reverse chronological history of Leadholder

Dennis B. Smith, curator

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2001 August 10 — 2001 December 23
Added a thoroughly cool L&C Hardtmuth 48 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added another variant of the Faber-Castell TK 9400 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a Faber-Castell 4600 N to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added an older Staedtler Mars-Technico 780 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added an older Staedtler Mars-Technico 782 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a advertising leaflet for Staedtler Mars Lumograph Lead Holders to the Vintage Ad Gallery.
Added a Keuffel & Esser 58 0431 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a stainless steel Keuffel & Esser Leroy pencil to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added the unusual rotring “Art Pencil” to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a package of UNI lead to the Lead Box Gallery.

I’ve begun reworking the Leadholder Database into a single document cataloging each manufacturer and whenever possible including a short history in addition to a listing of their leadholders, lead pointers, and lead.
Updated the Leadholders for Sale page
Added two Staedtler Mars 925s to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added the first pen to Leadholder.com, an L&C Hardtmuth “Crow Quill” Holder
Added a silver A.W. Faber Castell Locktite to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an early D.J. Fugle Leadlok to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Alvin boxed set with a 5021S leadholder, lead pointer, and lead to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Alvin 5555 lead pointer (from the set mentioned above) to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a beautiful advertisement for Venus “Perfect Pencils” to the Vintage Ad Gallery
Added several boxes of lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Standardized the display of technical information for each item
Reworked the Faber Castell Locktite pages (9400, 9500, 9600)
Added a Gramercy leadholder to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a tiny Keuffel & Esser Leroy “022” pencil to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a 1970 Keuffel & Esser Leroy Lettering Equipment catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a WWII era ad for A.W. Faber “Winner” Drawing Pencils to the Vintage Ad Gallery
Big functional update to the Vintage Catalog Gallery: I’ve added links from items pictured in the catalogs to other Gallery entries. For example: If you look at page 106 of the Dietzgen 1950 catalog, you can click on several of the pictured leadholders to link to their respective entries in the Drafting Leadholder Gallery. This is a great feature if you ask me.

Added a discussion of photographic negative retouching to explain the use of several of the tools in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a rare, early (1930s) Alteneder Drafting Pencil in superb condition to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a supremely cool Staedtler Mars Technico 555-40 drafting set to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery which includes 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm, and 0.7 mm thin-lead compass attachments and a 2 mm compass attachment along with a handle that allows these small attachment pencils to be used in the usual manner.

Added a very nice, early Staedtler 1018 wooden leadholder to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two early 1900s boxes of Koh-I-Noor lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Updated the Precision Point lead pointer page
Added a Dixon’s “Typhonite” Eldorado pencil to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery
Added a Faber Castell 9000 one dozen box variant to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery
Added an Empire Pedigree Drawing Pencil variant to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery

And many other additions and improvements to numerous to mention
Finally added the remaining pages to the 1936 Keuffel & Esser catalog
I’ve added several engraved printing blocks to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Updated the Leadholder Shop with several new items. Also added symbols to the descriptions of Gallery items that are also available for purchase.

Added pages from the rotring 1984 catalog
Added pages from the rotring 1988 catalog
Added a number of Caran d’Ache Fixpencil variants to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added the Caran d’Ache Technograph 777 to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery
Updated the General’s Kimberly page in the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery
Added an L&C Hardtmuth Technicolor 5217 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a 12 dozen case of Faber-Castell Silver Retouching Leads to the Lead Box Gallery.
Added pages from the Eugene Dietzgen Co. 1950 catalog
Updated the Czech Koh-I-Noor section of the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Staedtler Noris 777 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a set of Berol Rapidesign Drafting Pencils to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
This is good: An inquiry I made to the Caran d’Ache company regarding their Fixpencil paid dividends. They supplied me with a chronology of the development of the Fixpencil and images of various models produced since its introduction in 1929. This information also necessitated an updating of the Leadholder History page.

Added four new ads to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added a rotring “Tikky” to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Dixon’s Eldorado in the Wood Cased Drafting Pencils Gallery
Updated the Venus Drawing Pencil with several variations in the Wood-Cased Drafting Pencil Gallery.
Added the Lamy Scribble 3 mm leadholder to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Rollex drawing pencil in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Koh-I-Noor 5343 chalk holder in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a few pencils and boxes to the Wood Cased Drafting Pencils Gallery
Added a beautiful Eastman Kodak Etching Tool to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added several D J Fugle Leadloks and box to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 882 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two Eagle Turquoise 3378 leadholders to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Pacific Arc H1302 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a super-cool Staedtler Mars Lumograph 2888 Chisel-Point Wood-Cased Pencil
Added four packs of variously colored Eagle Turquoise Colored Lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a pack of White Koh-I-Noor “Ejectomatic” Leads to the Lead Box Gallery
The Drafting Leadholder Image Gallery index has been reworked. Previously, the thumbnails were organized according to clutch type. They are now organized by manufacturer.

Added a few pencils to the Wood Cased Drafting Pencils Gallery
Added a very early pack of Scripto Drawing Leads to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a 12 dozen tube of Vemco TEC Leads to the Lead Box Gallery.
Added a History of Drafting Pencil Lead Degree Indicators to the History Section
Added a Koh-I-Noor Tutior Jewel Sharpener Ad to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added two Koh-I-Noor Display Cards to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added an Eagle Turquoise Pencil WWII Ad to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added US Patent 2,242,458, 1941, Pencil Sharpener
Added US Patent 2,557,646, 1951, Lead Pointer.
Added a Staedtler Mars Lumograph 1021 Set to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Dixon Designer No. 170 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Magnet 1118 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an early Faber-Castell 9501 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Alvin Draft/Matic to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Fugle Lead Pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a Alvin Precision 5000 to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a Gedess Pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Added US Patent 1,908,491, 1933, unique twist lock clutch.
Added US Patent 2,230,936, 1941, very clumsy lead pointer.
Added US Patent 3,179,089, 1965, tricked-out, auto-rotating leadholder.
Added a super-cool Vemco TEC photo retouching set which includes a very unusual leadholder to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added US Patent 2,188,130, 1940, lead pointer
Added US Patent 2,726,637, 1955, Faber-Castell Locktite 9600
Added US Patent 3,094,102, 1963, Faber-Castell Locktite 9603
Added several pencils to the Wood-Cased Drafting Pencil Gallery
Added a handful of mechanical pencils to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added Leadholder Anatomy to the Mechanics section

Added US Design Patent 324,069, 1992, Tombow leadholder

Added a Pilot to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added three Caran d’Ache Fixpencils to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a full set of Koh-I-Noor 5613 leadholders to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Alvin Precision 5020 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added several Russian Kimek pencils to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a WBP version of a Czech Koh-I-Noor pencil to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Helix 37047 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an early wooden barreled A.W. Faber Locktite 9500 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Venus 041 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Dutch Bruynzeel to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Dutch Vroom & Dreesmann to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an early metal Eagle Turquoise 10 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a selection Koh-I-Noor 5613s to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Eberhard Faber Microtomic to the Wood-Cased Drafting Pencil Gallery
Updated several additional pages from the Eugene Dietzgen Co. 1960 catalog

Added a new section: Vintage Advertisements.

Added a very early “A.W. Faber’s Patent” Artist’s Pencil to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.

Added a very early A.W. Faber Siberian box to the Lead Box Gallery.

Added a new section: Thin Lead Drafting Pencils.

Added several items to the Lead Box Gallery.
Added pages from the Wadsworth Howland & Co. 1909 catalog.
Updated the For Sale section with several new items.
Added a page from the Theo. Alteneder & Sons 1937-1938 catalog.
Added pages from the Charles Bruning Co. 1952 catalog.
Added pages from the Eugene Dietzgen Co. 1928 catalog.
Added pages from the Keuffel & Esser Co. 1936 catalog.
Added pages from the Staedtler Mars 1985 catalog.
Updated pages from the Keuffel & Esser Co. 1913 catalog.
Updated pages from the Frederick Post Co. 1936 catalog.
Updated pages from the Eugene Dietzgen Co. 1960 catalog.

Added several items to the Lead Box Gallery.
Added a few pencils to the Wood-Cased Drafting Pencils Gallery.


What’s new

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