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This came in a lot buy, and apart from the advertising on the barrel, the only marking is "Joe Myers" stamped into the clip. It has patterns of grooves on the tip and barrel, similar to Dur-O-Lite repeaters and a Moore that Jon Veley posted to his blog, but the feed mechanism is not one I've come across previously, though plainly related to Autpoint/Dur-O-Lite feeds.

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Anyone?



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Mike,
Am I reading the clip right? To me it reads "Joe Myers"? No clues from that, then.
Hubert



-- Edited by WriteAway on Sunday 2nd of December 2012 05:41:44 PM

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I mentioned that in the original post, and no: no clues at all.

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ohmygod.gifSorry, a bad case of brain fade on that one, sir! Anything made before the 1960s, and I'm pretty much useless. Sometimes that does not stop me from opening my mouth anyways...



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No worries. Definitely a curiosity, though.

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Hmmmm ...

http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/search/label/Lyncraft



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Monday 3rd of December 2012 12:51:57 AM

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Hmmmm ...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180641583681

 



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Hello, sorry I've been away.  Lost my password and couldn't figure out how to log in.

I think the evidence I have is pretty conclusive that all these - whether marked "Lyncraft," "Esandar" or "Joe Myers," were made by Dur-O-Lite. 

Lyncraft, the most prevalent name found on these, was the key.  In addition to the decorative grooves on the barrel (which Dur-O-Lite inherited from the failing Moore Pen Co.), and the similarity of the mechanism to a Durolite, recall that one of the founders of Dur-O-Lite was John Lynn. 



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Thank you, Jon!


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All is revealed today over at The Leadhead's Pencil Blog.

The direct link to the article about these is:

http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2013/02/solved.html

(The "link" tool doesn't work here)



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Tuesday 19th of February 2013 09:55:52 PM

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It does work, but not terribly well. :-/

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