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Winsor & Newton
Ever pointed tubular drawing pencils.
London : Winsor & Newton, [1858?]
Physical Description:
4 pencils ; each 17 x 1 cm, in case 17 x 4 x 1 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Z45 .W56 1858 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
The pencils are advertised in The Athenaeum, no. 1586, Feb. 27, 1858, page 287: "Ever pointed tubular drawing pencils - Winsor and Newton's new patent, 1858. A new and perfect drawing pencil. Always and instantly ready for use. The point renewable any number of times without soiling the fingers. Manufactured without the aid of glue or any cement whatever. Perfectly firm when in use and free from the vibration of the ordinary ever pointed pencils. The point ever in one relative situation. Made of the purest Cumberland lead of every gradation and depth of colour of hardness and softness of texture and of thickness of substance. Alike fitted for the most delicate or the boldest hand. Costing after the first expense of holders but 3d each. Manufactured of the following letters embracing those required for sketching and general pencil drawing, vis. F, M, B, BB. Mounted in ebony handles with silvered points, 1s 6d each. Sets of four complete in morocco case 7s the set. Cases of six leads for replenishing the four holders 1s 6d ..."
Set of four artists' mechanical pencils manufactured by Winsor & Newton. Each pencil has an ebony handle, with silver-plated fittings, friction slide clutch mechanism, and hexagonal leads measuring from 2 to 3.2 mm in diameter. The leads are in four gradations of hardness: F (firm), M (medium), B (black), and BB (medium black). The pencils are housed in a two-part morocco case. One face of the case is stamped in gold: "Patent ever pointed tubular drawing pencils, Winsor & Newton, London."
Subject Terms:
Pencils -- Specimens.
Winsor & Newton.
Writing materials and instruments -- Specimens.
Artists' materials.
Pencils (drawing and writing equipment)
Mechanical pencils.
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