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Venus 041 (with faux crackle finish) obverse
Venus 041 (with faux crackle finish) reverse
reverse Leadholder collection

Venus Drawing 041

(with faux crackle finish)

American Pencil Co., New Jersey

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 to 2.5 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
none
mid 1950s
Italy
 
special features "Spot-View" lead degree indicator
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil
Venus Drawing Lead
This example has the mysterious “G3” imprint on the top of the pushputton as does this Koh-I-Noor 5616.

Venus No. 041 box
Single pencil box top, side, and bottom.
Venus 041 (with "Drawing" imprint) obverse
Venus 041 (with "Drawing" imprint) reverse
reverse Leadholder collection

Venus Drawing 041

(with “Drawing” imprint)

American Pencil Co., New Jersey

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 to 2.5 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
none
1960s
Italy
 
special features "Spot-View" lead degree indicator
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil
Venus Drawing Lead
Venus 041 (with "041" imprint) obverse
Venus 041 (with "041" imprint) reverse
reverse

Venus 041

(“041” imprint)

Venus Esterbrook Corp, New York

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 to 2.5 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
none
1967–1970
Italy
 
special features "Spot-View" lead degree indicator
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil
Venus Drawing Lead

The end of an otherwise unmarked box of one dozen Venus 041's.
Venus 042 (with faux crackle finish) obverse
Venus 042 (with faux crackle finish) reverse
reverse

Venus Drawing 042

(with faux crackle finish)

American Pencil Co., New Jersey

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
2 mm to 2.5 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
none
circa 1950s
Italy
 
special features "Spot-View" lead degree indicator
see also Venus Drawing wood cased pencil
Venus Drawing Lead

Venus 043

American Pencil Co., New Jersey

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
OEM
2 mm to 2.5 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
all metal
colored pushbutton: red, green, ?
circa 1950s
Italy
Italian subsidiary of the Koh-I-Noor Pencil Co., New Jersey
 
Venus Drawing - Japan
courtesy Allan Macdonald collection

Unknown Model

“Venus Drawing — Japan”

Venus Pencil Co.

lead diameter
mechanism
composition
variations
production date
origin
OEM
2 mm
pushbutton spring clutch
metal grip and mechanism, plastic barrel
none known
circa 1970s
Japan
unknown Japanese maker