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#26 AirCorpsClerk

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:54 AM

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:

https://photos.app.g...CgUL2WPn3FNcFf9

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.

https://photos.app.g...XMS636wznvJCaP7

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:

https://photos.app.g...Y24PALvcNM3w3s8

 

 

This is the rear of the Venus Verithin packaging showing the copyright date:

https://photos.app.g...jWstp5WhLt3g486

 

 

This is the opposite side of the TUFF-TEX packaging:

https://photos.app.g...AuTvDj7s6ardVT6

 

 

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.



#27 phantomfixer

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:40 AM

I think I have these in the right order...

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

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#29 phantomfixer

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 11:41 AM

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#30 illinigander

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:21 PM

This is an interesting topic-  My addition-  Does ink count or would this be a PX item?  It is a boxed "Skrip Sheaffer's V-BLACK For V...- Mail   (photographs best V4)" bottle.  The box is nicely stained with black, but the ink has evaporated from the bottle, only a black stains remains on the bottom.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 04:44 PM

Would it be possible to see a photo of the bottle you have?

This is an interesting topic-  My addition-  Does ink count or would this be a PX item?  It is a boxed "Skrip Sheaffer's V-BLACK For V...- Mail   (photographs best V4)" bottle.  The box is nicely stained with black, but the ink has evaporated from the bottle, only a black stains remains on the bottom.

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#32 illinigander

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

Bluehawk-  I do not have the skill to post photos; that said I could e-mail photos to an e-mail address.  If you wanted to message me with a address I could forward several photos and you post them?  Sorry about being a dinasour. 

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#33 Bluehawk

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:27 PM

:)  I'm a dinosaur too... took me a good four years (2008-2012) as a USMF member to learn how to post a photo, once I learned how to take a photo!

 

​Anyhow, I was just wondering if your glass ink bottle is the kind that has a little cup-like reservoir for ink, just inside the top of it, to one side.

 

If that is the case, then I am going to WAG that it was/could have been GI.

 

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Bluehawk-  I do not have the skill to post photos; that said I could e-mail photos to an e-mail address.  If you wanted to message me with a address I could forward several photos and you post them?  Sorry about being a dinasour. 

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Edited by Bluehawk, 05 August 2018 - 04:29 PM.


#34 illinigander

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 05:57 PM

Blue- The bottle indeed has the mentioned little "top well"  I had forgotten about them.  Will try and send photos tomorrow.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 11:07 AM

Blue- V-Mail photos are on the way.  Thanks for your help.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:21 PM

I cannot be sure. The bottle looks right, but I am uncertain as to the maker of the ink.

 

Thank you for sending the photos!

Blue- V-Mail photos are on the way.  Thanks for your help.

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