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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.goo.gl/qdCgUL2WPn3FNcFf9

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.goo.gl/tYXMS636wznvJCaP7

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.goo.gl/ecY24PALvcNM3w3s8

 

 

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AKjWstp5WhLt3g486

 

 

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wVAuTvDj7s6ardVT6

 

 

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.

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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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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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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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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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:) 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.

Illinigander

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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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.

Illinigander

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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I have a couple of things to ad to this if I may. Map Tacks by George B Graff Co. a very common and prolific tack maker but these are specifically labeled for the Army Air Forces. I had a chance to purchase 5 boxes of various colors and passed on it as I felt he wanted too much but now I am kicking myself. LOL! I do have this one box of pink map tacks... I Also have one box of the very common 1W-9 made by the H.M. Cornelius Co. ( Olive Green tacks), these date January 22nd 1943.

 

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Found a group of rare Black Blaisdell "Cellophane" grease pencils used for the acetate grid of the Map/Dispatch case. These are the first I have ever come across.

 

Blaisdell was the only company who produced these Grease (crayon) pencils before and during WW2. The Cellophane pencils were specially produced to be used on the slick acetate surface, which could be applied and then rubbed off.

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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.goo.gl/qdCgUL2WPn3FNcFf9

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.goo.gl/tYXMS636wznvJCaP7

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.goo.gl/ecY24PALvcNM3w3s8

 

 

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/AKjWstp5WhLt3g486

 

 

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

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wVAuTvDj7s6ardVT6

 

 

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.

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Hi Aircorp,

 

this is just one image I had saved on my iPad, it shows WWII typewriter oil, I will try to see what other images I can find in my files.

 

Sorry to see that your images are not shown here on the forum, over the years theres plenty of threads where the outside hosted images disappear and the links are vacant.

 

pleased to see all the picture post additions by other members.

 

lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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US Army office supplies . . . . . . . .

 

Shown is a pencil pointer, it consists of a wooden paddle with approximately ten layers of grit paper, these can be peeled off one layer at a time as they become worn down. When new the grit paper is covered with a protective paper cover.

 

A keepsake I held back from when I closed my store down. I will show more items when I have time to dig the stuff out.

 

lewis

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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(Those pencil pointers were really efficient, used them every day in high school drafting class!)

HONORING FAMILY LtCol Wm Russell (1679-1757) VA Mil; Pvt Zachariah McKay (1714-97) Frederick VA Mil; BrigGen Evan Shelby, Jr (1719-94) VA Mil; Pvt Vincent Hobbs (1722-1808) Wythe VA Mil; Pvt Hugh Alexander (1724-77); Lt John R. Litton (1726-1804); Bvt BrigGen/Col Wm W. Russell (1735-93) 5th VA Rgmt; Lt James Scott (1736-1817); Capt John Murray, Sr (1747-1833); Capt John Sehorn, Sr (1748-1831) VA Mil; Pvt Corbin Lane (1750-1816) Franklin/TN Mil; Cpl Jesse D. Reynolds (1750-1836) 5th VA Rgmt; Capt. Solomon C. Litton (1751-1844); 1Lt Christopher Casey (1754-1840) SC Mil; Pvt Mark Adams (1755-1828); Pvt Randolph White (1755-1831) Bailey's Co. VA Rgmt; Capt. John R. Russell (1758-1838); Pvt Joseph T. Cooley (1767-1826) Fort Hempstead Mil; Pvt Thomas Barron (1776-1863) 1812; Capt. John Baumgardner (1787-1853) VA Mil; Pvt Joel Estep (1828-1864) Co B 5th KY Inf CSA & US; Pvt George B. Bell (1833-1910) Co C 47th IL Inf US; Cpl Daniel H. Barron (1838-1910) Co B 19th TN Rgmt Inf CSA; Capt Richard K. Kaufman (1908-1946) 7th PRG/3rd AF CCU; T-5 Vernon L. Bell (1926-95) 1802nd Spec Rgmt; PO2 Murray J. Heichman (1932-2019) HQSB/MCRD; PFC Jess Long (1934-2017) US Army; PFC Donald W. Johnson (1931-) 43rd ID HQ; A1C Keith W. Bell (1931-2011) 314th TCW; A3C Michael S. Bell (1946-) 3346th CMS; A1C Sam W. Lee (1954-2017) 2d BW; AW3 Keith J. Price (1975-) VP-10; 1Lt Matthew Wm Bell (1985-) 82nd Abn/SOC








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Well its been a few months since I or anyone posted anything to this thread, I just happened to find this carton of 1942 staples in one of my boxes today and thought it would fit in well with this topic.

 

regards lewis.

 

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Aircorp,

 

this is just one image I had saved on my iPad, it shows WWII typewriter oil, I will try to see what other images I can find in my files.

 

Sorry to see that your images are not shown here on the forum, over the years theres plenty of threads where the outside hosted images disappear and the links are vacant.

 

pleased to see all the picture post additions by other members.

 

lewis.

 

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If you follow the links in my post, those will take you to my images. For some reason the forum only lets me link to my images rather than putting them into my posts.

 

And I've never seen that brand of typewriter oil before. If you want to part with a bottle or two, drop me a line.

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If you follow the links in my post, those will take you to my images. For some reason the forum only lets me link to my images rather than putting them into my posts.

 

And I've never seen that brand of typewriter oil before. If you want to part with a bottle or two, drop me a line.

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Hi AirCorp, thanks for commenting on the make of the typewriter oil, sorry to say that I only kept one for my display shelves and the others went to collecting friends.

 

regards lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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