Medtronic Inc. Mechanical Pencil

Description (Brief)
Give-away items such as pens and paperwights are popular ways for companies to advertise their products. This plastic mechanical pen bears the Medtronic Inc. logo. It is white, blue, and black plastic with red print. It was used as a giveaway for advertising. There is a cap for the eraser end and the pencil works by twisting one end to expose the graphite. "MEDTRONIC INC. / 3055 Old Highway 8 / Minneapolis, Minn. 55418 U. S. A. / Phone (612) 781-6855"
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
advertising device, pencil
maker
Medtronic
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
2015.0031.60
catalog number
2015.0031.60
accession number
2015.0031
subject
Cardiology
Health & Medicine
Prosthesis
Artificial Heart Valves
Artificial Organs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Manuel Villafaña
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