Vintage KOH-I-NOOR 5616 Mechanical Drafting Drawing Leadholder Pencil

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 27, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Vintage KOH-I-NOORModel 5616 “ Adapto ” Mechanical Drafting Pencil. Very lightly used example of this mid ‘50’s high end leadholder. Made in Italy, it is of all metal construction with a long knurled grip and push button spring operated four-pronged clutch. The clutch, nosepiece, and pushbutton and its bezel are gold plated . Featuring a very strong spring and the ability to hold either 2 or 3mm diameter leads (ergo “Adapto”….) all mark this as a very well thought out and super durable instrument. All the gold foil imprint is clear with no chips or engravings (thank you very much past owners…). And, it had the mysterious “ ITALY*G3* pat. pend. ” on the top of the pushbutton. Whatever it means, this classic pencil will give you years of faithful service or be a great addition to your display. Maybe one of the best leadholders ever made…

NOTE : Sold “as is”…please ask questions prior to bidding….Thanks!!!

NOTE 2 : Overseas buyers (incl. from Mexico and Canada) MUST confirm shipping costs with me prior to p ayment