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During the 1960's-70's, inexpensive Scripto mechanical pencils were found in the hands of many of my elementary, middle, and high school classmates. I moved on from them when I went to college, and they kinda went away without my taking any notice. I still have a well-worn Scripto "Yellow Pencil" that works fine, but never gets used. Recently, I ran into this site, Roger Russell's, Scripto Pencil History Page here: http://www.roger-russell.com/scripto2.htm.

This reignited my interest in the Scripto brand, and I was lucky to have a friend with an excellent, unused, P350 MP that he was willing to gift me. Mr. Russell presents much more knowledge on his page than I can offer about these pencils, so I'll just say that the P350 is a tiny, light, well-built little Japanese-made pencil that reminds me of the Zebra F301 MP. They use .5mm lead, and though I have yet to load it, the click mechanism feels very positive. 

Here are some pics of my new Scripto:

 



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The only clicky Scripto I have is a P950: http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb413/chthulhu/Pencils/SS/Scripto/Scripto_20_IMG_2922.jpg

I'm really partial to the ancient hex-barreled 3, 4, and 5 series long-lead twist pencils, and the later transparent twist pencils. I have a couple ... <G>

http://s1204.photobucket.com/user/chthulhu/library/Pencils/SS/Scripto

But the M800s were the prettiest, I think.

Russell's page is helpful, but it's far too limited. Scripto made a wide variety of pencils and pens, only a handful of which are shown there. :-/



-- Edited by Chthulhu on Wednesday 10th of July 2013 06:37:41 PM

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For a bargain basement pencil, the few I had in elementary school worked well for many years. I wasn't as much into finding/keeping pencils as I am with pens. Most of my student work on pencil is long lost or starting to rub off into oblivion by now.

I've got a couple of Autopoint pencils that are great, plus some old silver pocket pencils that I really don't know much about, except that they aren't really rare.

 



-- Edited by WriteAway on Friday 12th of July 2013 08:54:55 PM

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Your Autopoints are very clean; good, solid models!

Of the silver pencils, the middle one looks like a Cross; look for "AXT" on the nose somewhere. The top one is the oldest of the lot, very Victorian in design.


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Thanks for the input on those, Mike. I do like Autopoint stuff, pencils and their pens, of which I have a few. Still American made and good quality and great value.

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