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Staedtler Mars 902

Staedtler 902

Staedlter, Nürnberg, Germany

lead size
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
desktop battery powered blade and abrasive disk
plastic housing; metal blade; abrasive disk
none
1980s
Japan
see also Staedtler Mars catalog, 1985, p 25
A valuable feature of this pointer is a bevel pointing disk. The irregularly shaped hole on the top of the pointer to the left of the chrome pencil hole gives access to a spinning abrasive disk for pointing compass lead or putting a bevel point on a leadholder, a practice that was all but obsolete by the time this pointer became available in the 1980s.