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Alvin  
 

Apsco / American Pencil Sharpener Co.  

Charles Bruning & Co.  
Charles Bruning & Co. Trupoint

Dahle  

Dietzgen  


DUX  
DUX Universal DUX 3250

Eagle / Berol  

Emca  

A.W. Faber-Castell  
Faber-Castell 50/41A.W. Faber Mentor 50/28A.W. Faber-Castell Minfix 50/65

Fugle-Mellet  

Gedess  
Gedess Lead Pointer Thumbnail

Hadinor  
 Hadinor 165

Hunt / Boston  

Itan  

Keuffel & Esser  

Koh-I-Noor / L&C Hardtmuth  
Koh-I-Noor 233Koh-I-Noor 234

KUM  
KUM Onit 233

Lietz  
Lietz

Frederick Post / Post Teledyne  

rotring  

Staedtler  

Trupoint  

Venus / American Pencil Co.  

Miscellaneous Pointers  
David Hayward Thick Lead Pointer

Lead Pointers

This section contains examples of lead pointers ranging in age from the late 19th century to the present. There are handheld models and tabletop models. The earliest, and longest lived style of pointer consisted of sandpaper strips. These are still available today. They are typically used for sharpening compass leads, but I'm sure there are a few souls out there who still know how to form a chisel point on their pencils. Bladed pointers were introduced in the late 19th century. Around 1950, pointers which used abrasives were introduced.

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