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    Default Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Okay, it may be one of those "off your rocker" moment for me, but for a reason that I still can't explain, I actually bought this pencil.

    It's not that I don't have one or that I don't like vintage mechanical pencils, I have plenty of these.

    But they all came along with bulk FP purchases from collectors, ebay, etc.

    I *never* bought only a mechanical pencil simply because I like it. So this one is the first in this regard.

    The first thing that I notice about this pencil is the awesome, so-1920s art deco styling. I mean look at these:




    The second thing is the Ford [tractor] printing, it just went so well with the rest of the styling.


    and this is the whole pencil.


    Just like the typical vintage mech. pencils, the lead is big, and it still has some, the propelling mechanism still works too. Not that it matters much to me because I *very* rarely have a use for pencils for my sketches, but when I do need one, I'd probably be using this.

    I don't think I'm in danger of falling into yet another rabbit-hole, but I can see why some of us *really* like vintage pencils.
    Last edited by penwash; April 26th, 2021 at 11:19 AM.
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    Default Re: Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Vintage Ford tractor fans are likely to pay more for that than pencil people would.

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    Default Re: Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Vintage Ford tractor fans are likely to pay more for that than pencil people would.
    If you know any of them, show this thread to them, they would probably get a kick out of it.

    Vintage Ford tractors are very cool. One of my favorite subjects to photograph or sketch.

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    Default Re: Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Vintage Ford tractor fans are likely to pay more for that than pencil people would.
    If you know any of them, show this thread to them, they would probably get a kick out of it....
    Alas, this central Pennsylvanian couldn't take his collection with him, and his heirs sold them off.
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    Default Re: Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Vintage Ford tractor fans are likely to pay more for that than pencil people would.
    If you know any of them, show this thread to them, they would probably get a kick out of it....
    Alas, this central Pennsylvanian couldn't take his collection with him, and his heirs sold them off.
    The question here is, who bought them?

    I hope these ended up in an agricultural museum somewhere.
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    Default Re: Readyrite Mechanical Pencil

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Vintage Ford tractor fans are likely to pay more for that than pencil people would.
    If you know any of them, show this thread to them, they would probably get a kick out of it.

    Vintage Ford tractors are very cool. One of my favorite subjects to photograph or sketch.

    Looks like a Massey Ferguson 50 to me...LOL!!
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