When you think about what modern pencils look like, celluloid "marble" was a wonderful material.
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This 4" Moore from the 1930s isn't that great engineering-wise, or particularly outstanding design-wise, but that marble!
It's a nose drive pencil with the larger 1.1 mm lead, and an eraser under the cap. The pressed-on clip is pretty standard for the time, but not as handsome as Moore's Mastercraft clips.
But they didn't stint on the marble!
Here is the green pencil with its older relative, the 1925 patent Moore.
For a previous blog about the 1923 and 1925 Moore pencils:
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