Mechanical Pencil


Mechanical pencil with an “R. Esterbrook, PAT. MADE IN U.S.A.” inscription. Richard Esterbrook (1812-1895) was an immigrant from England who established the Esterbrook Steel Pen Manufacturing Company in Camden, N.J., in 1858.

Maker: Esterbrook Pen Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of Celanese Plastics Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.334331.139Catalog Number: 334331.139Accession Number: 310799

Object Name: Mechanical Pencil

Measurements: overall: 12.2 cm x 1 cm; 4 13/16 in x 3/8 inoverall: 4 3/4 in x 5/16 in; 12.065 cm x .79375 cm


Record Id: nmah_2826

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