Friday, May 11, 2012

Eagle filigree overlay pencils

This picture is for pencil maven Jonathan Veley. I showed him this pair of unusual Eagle pencils at the Chicago show, where I had bought them from Peter Miller. Unmarked, black hard rubber, with fine silver filigree overlays. Neither is a catalogued item, so who knows what the backstory might be? Peter said he had owned them for some 25 years.

1 comment:

Jon Veley said...

Outstanding photograph, too! My only thought is that they appear to be from the "Torpedo" and "Little Torpedo" family that also includes the "Borneo." Since these don't bear the 1909 patent dates (there were two), I'm thinking these were probably in the 1900-1910 range.