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"
Currently not on view
Object Name
advertising device, pencil
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
graphite (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 13.3 cm; 5 1/4 in
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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