Calculator 600 "Special Grade" Pencil

Blaisdell

$ 60.00 

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 Blaisdell was a pencil company founded in Pennsylvania in the 1890s, during a period of great growth in the American pencil industry. They became known for inventing the China Marker, though their other claim to fame is this pencil: the Blaisdell Calculator 600 "Special Grade", a rare specimen known for being part of the "Steinbeck Trio", a favorite of John Steinbeck. These pencils are un-graded but they're dark and smooth, with a unique drag to them. 

 

Vintage: 1970s

Made in the USA

Measures 7 1/2" long

Round barrel


Please note that all vintage pencils may have minor flaws due to age and that you can expect the erasers to not work anymore. The pencil you will receive will not necessarily be the one in the photo but definitely one from the same dozen. We've tried our best to accurately capture the quality of the pencil and promise not to sell you something of lesser quality. For Blackwings especially, the ferrules were rarely put on straight. Please do not be alarmed if your ferrule isn't aligned with the text, it won't affect the function or value of the pencil.