Here are some photos of the pencils that I carry/use in my Field Desk as part of my AAF Clerk impression.
This forum apparently wont let me put my photos in my post, so you'll have to go and visit each photo.
This is the overall grouping of the pencils i use:
Dixon Ticonderoga No.1, No.2, and No.3. I have yet to acquire any No.4.
Venus Verithin red, and TUFF-TEX green and blue.
I keep two loose examples of each of these in the writing utensil tray of the the upper drawer of my field desk.
Here's a closeup of the different metal-saving ferrules. I arranged these from the earliest to the latest.
The No.2 pencils on the left have the short-lived cardboard ferrule from 1942.
The No.1 pencils in the center have the first rendition of the phenolic plastic ferrule that was introduced in late 1942.
The No.3 pencils on the right have the second rendition of the the phenolic plastic ferrule that came about likely sometime in 1943 or 1944.
Here's an extreme closeup showing the the cardboard ferrule and the later style phenolic plastic ferrule:
This is the rear of the Venus Verithin packaging showing the copyright date:
This is the opposite side of the TUFF-TEX packaging:
I'll do the erasers separately, then i'll be moving on to moving down the list.
Sorry to anyone who objects to clicking on each link in order to view my photos, but the forum apparently wont accept my images any other way.