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A.W. Faber Castell Locktite 9800 Tel-A-Grade

A.W. Faber Inc., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none known (pushbutton color?)
circa 1957
USA
   
special features "Tel-A-Grade" lead degree indicator
see also Charles Bruning General Catalog, 1957, p 204
Alfred Mossner Co. Catalog, 1959, p 57
Dietzgen Drafting Equipment and Supplies Catalog 22D, 1960, p 140
This first generation 9800 is essentially a Locktite 9400 with a degree indicator added. The later 9800 SG (Sure-Grip) models had an added a metal grip.
A.W. Faber Castell 9800 SG
A.W. Faber Castell 9800 SG
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A.W. Faber Castell 9800 SG
A.W. Faber Castell 9800 SG

A.W. Faber Castell Locktite 9800 SG

A.W. Faber Inc., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
pushbutton color: black, green, red, yellow
1960s
USA
 
special features "Tel-A-Grade" lead degree indicator
see also Printed advertisement for the 9800SG distributed with Castell Lead
The SG in 9800 SG indicates "Sure-Grip." Also available from A.W. Faber was the non-Castell branded Sure-Grip 6803 leadholder.


    Box of one dozen A.W. Faber Castell 9800 SGs.

courtesy Allan Macdonald collection
   
 
Faber-Castell Locktite 9800 SG

Faber-Castell Locktite 9800 SG

Faber-Castell Corp., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none known (pushbutton color?)
1970s–1980s
Germany
   
special features "Tel-A-Grade" lead degree indicator
A.W. Faber-Castell Locktite 9800SG, 6803-style nose
  courtesy Allan Macdonald collection

Faber-Castell Locktite 9800 SG

(A.W. Faber Suregrip 6803-style nose)

Faber-Castell Corp., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none known (pushbutton color?)
1970s
Germany
   
special features "Tel-A-Grade" lead degree indicator
see also A. W. Faber Sure-Grip 6803
note: The barrel of this pencil where it meets the grip has been deformed by abrasion with the pencil guide of a turret style lead pointer. courtesy Allan Macdonald collection

A.W. Faber-Castell Locktite 9805 SG

A.W. Faber Inc., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
pushbutton color: black, green, red, yellow
1960s
USA
   

Faber-Castell Locktite 9805 SG

Faber-Castell Corp., Newark, New Jersey, USA

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
plastic barrel, metal fittings
none known (pushbutton color?)
1970s
Germany