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What’s new

a reverse chronological history of Leadholder

Dennis B. Smith, curator

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2002 January 5 — 2002 April 22
Updated the Leadholder Shop

Added a 1940s vintage Venus Drawing pencil to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a rotring 300 2.0 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Bohemia Works 5620 in the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the L&C Hardtmuth 39B in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Pentel P209 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery to complete the set of P200s
Added an Eagle Turquoise “Twenty” to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added an Emca 120 lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery

Updated the Leadholder Shop

Added an 1899 A.W. Faber magazine ad to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added a 1920s Venus Pencils magazine ad to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery
Added a 1933 A.W. Faber Castell magazine ad to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery

Added a 1964 Fredrix Artists Supplies catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a 1978 Art Brown catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a 1980 Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph, Inc. catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a 1981 Eugene Dietzgen catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a 1980s L&C Hardtmuth AG catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery

Added a pre WWI box of Koh-I-Noor “British Graphite” Lead to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 77 with fishies on it (?!) to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Faber Castell 6400 (or was it a 4600?) to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Lutz 3502 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Morilla 193 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added another variant of the Staedtler Mars 783 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two color variants of the Bohemia Works 5209 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the recently added Koh-I-Noor 5618 in the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Updated the Niji 124 with its original packaging in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added two Staedtler Mars Micrograph pencils to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Pentel PG309 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Pentel “Professional Drafting Pencils” set in the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a WWII era pack of A.W. Faber “Winner” Techno-Tone Leads to the Lead Box Gallery.
Updated the Leadholder Shop

Added a Berol Turquoise 11 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Dietzgen “Designo II” N-3159 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a 1980s vintage A.W. Faber Sure-Grip 6803 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an unmarked Keuffel & Esser leadholder to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Alvin Tech-Matic T-4 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Morilla 195 S to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added another variation of the Faber-Castell Locktite 9500 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Leadholder Shop

Added a rare Staedtler Mars-Lumograph 1001 EXB to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two examples of the Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pan-Technico 787 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Dietzgen N 3162 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two Righella Teknical pencils to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Schwan Stabilo 8900 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Tombow 2.0 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a very unusual white Koh-I-Noor 5611 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Koh-I-Noor 5618 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Koh-I-Noor K33 and K20-Matic to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Bohemia Works 5620 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a 1970s vintage A.W. Faber Sure-Grip 6803 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added yet another variation of the Faber-Castell 9400 Locktite to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Faber-Castell TK 9441 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Faber-Castell 9805 SG to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added what I believe is an Eberhard Faber “Van Dyke” 610 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added two uncommon aluminum Eagle Turquoise 10 leadholders to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Eagle Turquoise 10 N to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added an Eagle Turquoise 3379 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a green variant of the Dixon Designer 170 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a 19th century Eagle “Automatic” Copying Pencil to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a L&C Hardtmuth 39B to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Caran d’Ache Fixpencil 0012 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a three pencil set of Pentel Drafting Pencils to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added an Eberhard Faber “Van Dyke” to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery
Added a Dixon Eldorado metal box to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery

Added a KUM Onit 250 to the Lead Pointer Gallery

Added an 1950s pack of A.W. Faber “Techno-Tone” Refill Leads to the Lead Box Gallery

Added two blotters (#1, #2) advertising Criterium pencils to the Advertisement Gallery.
Added a J.H. Weil & Co. 1953 catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added an unusual “Tecnograph” to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added four A.W. Faber-Castell handheld lead pointers to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Updated the Koh-I-Noor 999 in the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Added a late 19th century F. Weber & Co. catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery

Added a Berol Turquoise 14 handheld lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a rotring 505 250 handheld lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a circa 1930s pack of L&C Hardtmuth “Black Chalk” Refills to the Lead Box Gallery
Added the first non-US patent to the Patent Gallery, British Patent 906,930, 1962, for “Improvements in or relating to Pencil Sharpeners.” I’ve also got German, Swiss, and French patents to post.

Luca Panaro, a collector from Italy, recently contacted me and offered images of leadholders in his collection. These are the first two from his collection:
Added an L&C Hardtmuth “Totiens” 827 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Conté Criterium 2603 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added an Eberhard Faber Microtomic 607 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added US Patent 3,097,628, 1963, for the Dur-O-Lite Keen-Point Drafting Pencil to the Patent Gallery

Added a super-mod Boston PTR 2 lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery. I’ve had the US Patent 3,952,784 from 1976 for this pointer in the Patent Gallery for some time, but I was not sure these were ever even produced until I stumbled upon this one. They seem to be very scarce.

Added a KUM Automatic Long Point lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added an Apsco Draftsman’s Pencil Sharpener to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a Dietzgen “4-in-1” Multi File to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Updated the KUM Automatic 23 in the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Added a very peculiar “Eggochemia” marking pencil to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added early Koh-I-Noor 1511s in both 2 mm and 2.5 mm sizes to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.

Added a page for some unusual Dur-O-Lite Drafting Pencils to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
I also added brochures for both the Dur-O-Lite “Keen-Point” and “Film-King” pencils to the Advertisement Gallery.
Added a great mid-19th century box of A.W. Faber Polygrade pencils to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery.
Added an Eagle Turquoise 10 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a propagandistic flyer for Eagle Turquoise Drawing Pencils to the Vintage Advertisement Gallery.
Added a nice 4 pencil set of Berol Automatics to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added an old L&C Hardtmuth Tutior Juwel wood trimmer and lead pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Added an interesting early box of Staedtler Mars ”Tracing Refills“ to the Lead Box Gallery.
Added several more Printing Blocks to the Vintage Catalog Gallery.
Finally added some WWII era A.W. Faber “Winner” pencils to the Wood-Cased Pencil Gallery.
Added a rotring catalog from the 1980’s to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added a rotring page from the Sanford 2000 catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
Added an example of the very first Faber Castell Locktite to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a red variation of the A.W. Faber “Sure-Grip” 6803 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added two additional examples of early D.J. Fugle Leadloks to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added a variation of the Dixon Designer 170 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a variation of the Koh-I-Noor 5617 “Select-O-Matic” to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Faber-Castell TK 9715 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Pentel P205 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Continued to replace old images of Lead Pointers with better quality images including boxes.

Updated the Leadholder Recommended New Items page and cross-referenced items in the collection that are available new from retail merchants on the web.
Added a Lyra 53, 0.3 mm to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Lamy “abc” children’s pencil to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Updated the Lamy Scribble in the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a 1937 Koh-I-Noor Pencil Co. catalog to the Vintage Catalog Gallery
A fine gentleman I recently met, Laurie Schmidtke, has agreed to loan leadholders and other items in his collection to be documented and included in the Leadholder Galleries. What a great guy, eh? The first batch of three loaners are listed below. Herr Schmidtke also gave me the interesting Damascus lead, “The yellow coated lead that keeps hands and drawings clean!”

Added a wooden barreled Eberhard Faber Van Dyke 606 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a transparent barreled Niji 124 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Staedtler 771 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

My old pal, Hans Presto, sent these two:
Added a UNI leadholder to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Bohemia Works 5209 to the Drafting Leadholder Gallery

This one I actually bought all by myself, although I could have used an extra pair of hands to lift it:
Added a truly huge Lyra 7166 Crayon Holder to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Updated the Copyright Notice. You are no longer free to steal material from this site. Sorry anarchists. Not that you’ll heed the warning anyway.
Added pages from the Mossner 1959 catalog which has a great selection of leadholders
Added US Patent 2,857,884, 1958, Lead Sharpening Device
Added US Patent 3,952,784, 1976, Lead Pointer

Added a wooden barreled Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth 5208 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a surreal Soviet Sketching Leadholder to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery
Added a Staedtler 925 09 to the Thin Lead Drafting Leadholder Gallery

Added a Dexter “Draftsman’s Special” wood-case trimmer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a Boston Model K-S Draftsman wood-case trimmer to the Lead Pointer Gallery
Added a wonderful Koh-I-Noor 991 auto-feeding crank action pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery

Added some circa 1879 Eagle Lead for Automatic Pencils to the Lead Box Gallery
Added two different packages of Alvin “Constant” Lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a package of novel, yellow coated Damascus Drawing Lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a package of Keuffel & Esser Plastic Drawing Lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a package of Kimberly Drawing Lead to the Lead Box Gallery
Added a package of Lamy 3.15 mm Lead to the Lead Box Gallery

Updated the Leadholders for Sale page
I now have a decent digital camera and I’ve been putting it to good use making images of the many lead pointers in my collection that have yet to appear in the Lead Pointer Gallery. I’ll be adding them as time permits.

The update to the Leadholder Database is essentially complete. The page is now huge (over 200Kb).

Added another variation of the Koh-I-Noor 48 to the Non-Drafting Leadholder Gallery.
Added numerous variations of the Tru-Point Lead Pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Added two colored variations of the Berol Turquoise 17 Lead Pointer to the Lead Pointer Gallery.
Updated the Leadholders for Sale page.


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