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Keuffel & Esser Tru-Point Model D Variable Taper 58 0515

Keuffel & Esser, New York

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm (or smaller)
desktop turret with abrasive cylindrical insert and variable taper adjustment
cast iron base with die-cast turret
none
circa 1960s to 1970s
USA
 
see also Tru-Point Variable Taper Lead Pointer
Keuffel & Esser Co. catalog, 1954, p 268 (non variable taper model)
K& E Leroy Lettering Equipment catalog, 1970, p 37
Keuffel & Esser Leroy Lead Clutch
This Keuffel & Esser branded example of the Tru-Point lead pointer also included a special guide for the pointing of specialized Leroy lettering machine lead clutches (shown).

Tru-Point Lead Pointer

Keuffel & Esser, New York

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2mm
desktop turret with abrasive disposable cup
plastic with steel weight in base
none
circa 1980
USA
 
see also Tru-Point Model D-3760 Lead Pointer
Teledyne Post Tru-Point Lead Pointer

Keuffel & Esser Tru-Point Refills

Keuffel & Esser, New York

composition
variations
production date
origin
paper cylinder with abrasive coating
grit?
1951 to (1960s)
USA
 
see also Bruning Tru-Point Abrasive Refills
Dietzgen “SharPoint” Abrasive Refills
Keuffel & Esser Co. catalog, 1954, p 268

Keuffel & Esser Vari-Point 58 0500

Keuffel & Esser, New York

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 - 3 mm
rotating turret with replaceable abrasive insert
all metal
none
1960 to (1980s)
USA
K+E Vari-Point Manual
see also Keuffel & Esser Leroy catalog, 1970, p 37

Boston Model LP lead pointer
Dietzgen (unknown model) lead pointer
Lietz 4027-15 lead pointer

Keuffel & Esser Boston refill cups

Keuffel & Esser, New York

composition
production date
origin
plastic cup with abrasive cylinder
1960 to (1980s)
USA
Keuffel & Esser 3505

Keuffel & Esser 3505 Refillable Pencil Pointer

Keuffel & Esser, New York

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
any
handheld abrasive
plastic handle with flint paper or emory paper abrasive
none
1950s to (1970s)
USA
Flint Paper Refill
Flint Paper Refill
see also Keuffel & Esser catalog, 1954, p 267
Keuffel & Esser 3505 (reverse)
reverse