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    Default Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    I recently acquired this vintage Sheaffer Mechanical pencil. It appears to be nearly new. It is slender, about 1/4" diameter and it is 5 1/8" in length. My question is; is the cap removable? Is there an eraser beneath the cap? This cap is difficult to remove. I do not want to damage the cap by using too much force. Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    On the vintage Sheaffer mechanical pencil I have the cap pulls off and there is an eraser inside.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    I have found several Sheaffer pen and pencil sets in factory gift boxes with a well used pen and new-looking pencil. I conclude nobody cared to use the pencils. Intact erasers, lead looking unused, needing break in. I used some of them for crosswords.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    Quote Originally Posted by pajaro View Post
    I have found several Sheaffer pen and pencil sets in factory gift boxes with a well used pen and new-looking pencil. I conclude nobody cared to use the pencils. Intact erasers, lead looking unused, needing break in. I used some of them for crosswords.
    The reason the Sheaffer pencils were unused is because they used an Autopoint for the reasons one uses a pencil.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    You should be fine just pulling a little harder on the cap. Things tend to get stuck together if left alone for fifty years.
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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    To all who answered my question regarding the pencil, I say Thanks. It took some pulling and tugging. Eventually, I was able to separate the cap from the pencil. I found an eraser that is still soft and pliable and beneath that some spare leads. The mechanism for advancing the lead works fine. All is well.

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    Default Re: Sheaffer Mechanical Pencil

    You are welcome. I love it when threads come full circle. Enjoy your pencil. I use one from the same era that my grandfather received when he graduated from tech-school. He used the pencil more than the pen, which had an accountant's nib on it.
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