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
General Category History
Category Stationery Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 10
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAR 20,2014
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.