Mechanical Pencil, "Official Pencil Souvenir New York World's Fair 1939"
Plastic, various metals, rubber
Top of plastic: "Official Pencil / SOUVENIR / [star] / NEW YORK / WORLD'S / FAIR / 1939"
Bottom of plastic: "COLUMBIA PENCIL CO. N.Y."
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Gift of Linda S. Ferber
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Exposition Souvenir Company. Mechanical Pencil, "Official Pencil Souvenir New York World's Fair 1939," ca. 1939. Plastic, various metals, rubber, 5 3/4 x 3/8 in. (14.6 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Linda S. Ferber, 2011.43.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2011.43.3_detail1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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Mechanical pencil, conventional shape. Yellow background on off-white plastic body with World's Fair building images printed on opposing diagonals in blue and red around object. Top to bottom, figures include Heinz Dome, US Government Building, Hall of Communications, "EGYPT" Pavillion [?], Administration Building, [Elgin Watch Building?], with Trylon and Perisphere at bottom over blue band. Applied metal clip on upper body. Above body, cylindrical metal casing with inset rounded eraser. Conical metal end for pencil lead with four bands of impressed rope design.
Condition: Good original. Scratched/pitted clip, pitted eraser casing, cracked/discolored eraser.
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