The Autopoint is the adult version, while the Zaner-Bloser is more the kids' version. They both have a red and a blue lead. Naturally, they are nose-drive pencils.
1801 Foster Avenue, the Autopoint factory in Chicago, is now a brewery with taproom. Autopoint is now an independently owned company located in Janesville, Wisconsin, from whom you can buy lead in several colors and sizes, and other Autopoint creations, including the Twinpoint and two other styles of mechanical pencils. Here is a link to the current Autopoint Catalog
|Leaflet in the original box|
This is the riveted clip used by Autopoint for decades.
Now the Twinpoint pencil has an "accommodation clip" which can be reversed or even removed.
|Twinpoint pencil's original box|
Isn't that a stylish logo?
And here are the two points.