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Object ID 001787

Object Name Wahl-Eversharp pencil

Object Desc Silver-plated metal, mechanical pencil by Wahl-Eversharp. Silver in color with removable components. Bulb-shaped end with embossed design

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002026a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 10

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920s

End Year Range 1940s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Wahl-Eversharp Company,Eversharp,pencils,mechanical pencils,writing instruments,

Title Wahl-Eversharp pencil

Description Silver plated, metal, mechanical pencil by Wahl-Eversharp. Has two components. A: barrel of pencil with tapered end and clip at top. B: Interior component has bulbed end with embossed design around top. Has sliding feature, small, narrow, to push pencil lead down. Twists at top to control pencil led.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 5.25

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0.44

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wahl-Eversharp Company

Maker Details In 1913, Charles R. Keeran invented the Eversharp propelling pencil. In 1915, John C. Wahl, head of the Wahl Adding Machine Company, purchased a controlling interest in Keeran & Co. By 1916, Wahll completely took over the company. In 1917, Wahl-Eversharp purchased most of the Boston Safety Pen Company and moved to Chicago. In 1927, the company became a premier pen maker and one of the Big Four American pen manufacturers. During WW II the company dropped Wahl from its name. In 1957, the company was purchased by Parker.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2026a-b



Date MAR 20,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes The silver plating is very tarnished and discolored. On the end of the clip, there is some green spots from oxygenation. To the right of the clip on the side of the barrel there is a 1" long exposed section of metal that is red. The silver plating has worn away in that section and there are minor cracks and bubbling in that area around it. The interior components are in good condition. Some minor tarnishing.