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GiGi
November 29th, 2014, 10:42 AM
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I was given this pencil for my birthday. It says Wahl Eversharp Sterling Pat. Made in USA. It needs a good polish.

It works, I found an old military skilcraft red pencil that had red lead that fit. It doesn't have a clip but it has loop on the crown, like it was chained to something's. I don't know much about pencils. So if someone could point me in the right direction

Cob
November 29th, 2014, 11:38 AM
Hullo.

A nice pencil indeed; looks like a ladies' model; I have one with clip that is otherwise identical.

For cleaning I use a product we have here in England called Goddard's Silver Dip and finish off with Goddard's polishing cloth. The Eversharp accepts 1.18mm leads which are readily available - they fit Yard-o-Leds amongst others. You will have noticed that the pencil does not retract the lead; this is normal for this type.

Enjoy your nice present!

Cob

Empty_of_Clouds
November 30th, 2014, 04:11 AM
I have a similar one that is inscribed with the name of a famous nun. However, the old lead seems to be blocking any attempt to feed new lead through and I haven't yet been able to clear it. Shame really as I would certainly use it.

Cob
November 30th, 2014, 06:28 AM
I have a similar one that is inscribed with the name of a famous nun. However, the old lead seems to be blocking any attempt to feed new lead through and I haven't yet been able to clear it. Shame really as I would certainly use it.

I had this problem with one of mine; I cured it by very patiently "drilling" it out using a small watchmakers screwdriver.

Cob

tandaina
November 30th, 2014, 08:49 AM
The only silver cleaner I was allowed to use on church silver as an altar guild member was Wrights silver cream. Very gentle and will work miracles. Get the cream, not the liquid. In guessing that was worn on a ribbon round the neck. Very fancy!

Empty_of_Clouds
December 1st, 2014, 02:45 AM
I had this problem with one of mine; I cured it by very patiently "drilling" it out using a small watchmakers screwdriver.

That's what I have been doing but it is taking an absolute age, and I don't know how much further I have to go - so far I'm about 6mm in.

Cob
December 1st, 2014, 04:27 AM
I had this problem with one of mine; I cured it by very patiently "drilling" it out using a small watchmakers screwdriver.

That's what I have been doing but it is taking an absolute age, and I don't know how much further I have to go - so far I'm about 6mm in.

Yes it's a pain; my problem was not having suitable tools to hand; perhaps a 1mm drill with an Archimedes drill holder would be a good solution?

Cob