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Emca Precision-Point

Emca, USA

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
handheld, four enclosed blades
plastic body with steel blades
none
1949 to (1960s)
USA
   
see also A.W. Faber Precision Lead Pointer
US Patent 2,563,015 “Pencil Sharpener,” 1949
Defiance Sales Corp. catalog, 1955, p 261
Charles Bruning General Catalog, 1957, p 211
Alfred Mossner Co. Catalog, 1959, p 59
Rocket fins! Another spaceage pointer is the freaky APSCO Tri-Pointer.

The mechanism if not the form of the precision point has proven to be very long-lived. The common lead pointers still available which fit onto the shaft of electric erasers use a nearly identical cutting mechanism. (I’ll picture one of these soon.) (Update 2006.12.29: Well here we are three years later and we’re still waiting...)

Emca Precision Point 110

Emca, USA

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
handheld, four bladed
plastic body and turret w/ steel cutter
none
1970s to (1980s)
USA
   
see also Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph 1985 catalog, p B-5
This later Precision Point model was shorter and had a cone shaped stand to store the pointer with the dust cap down. It's cool and a major improvement over the earlier style.

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Emca Precision-Point 120

Emca, USA

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
handheld, four bladed
plastic body and turret w/ steel cutter
none
1980s to (1990s)
USA
   
see also Faber-Castell Precision-Point

Emca Precision-Point Blade Set No. 111

Emca, USA

composition
variations
production date
origin
metal
chrome steel, carbide steel
circa 1970s
USA
   
see also Dietzgen Precision-Point Blades
Koh-I-Noor Precision-Point Blades
Defiance Sales Corp. catalog, 1955, p 261

Emca Precision-Point Blade Set No. 121

Emca, USA

composition
variations
production date
origin
metal
chrome steel, carbide steel
circa 1970s
USA
   
see also Dietzgen Precision-Point Blades
Koh-I-Noor Precision-Point Blades