Mordan Centennial Pencil

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Here’s another Mordan pencil.  It looks and behaves like silver but I suspect that it’s just silver-plated.  It’s a natty little thing of about 9.8 cm.  I’ve checked such information as I have but I find it quite hard to date these things.  I’m guessing that it’s about 1930.  It works well and has a piece of lead loaded.  It also has several spare pieces of lead in the reservoir at the butt end, which is useful because Mordan pencils use 1 mm lead which isn’t always easy to find.
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It’s the simplest of pens.  There is nothing there to be seen that doesn’t add to the way it works.  The function dictates what the form will be.

2 thoughts on “Mordan Centennial Pencil

  1. Just to let you know that this pencil can be dated to round about 1922-4. The company produced these for their centenary year (1922) based on a improved design or the Everpoint pencil (Registered design 683188) – there are hallmarked pencils dating as late as 1924 though, so either they continued to sell them for a couple of years, or they had some un-hallmarked stock that took a while to sell through!

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