Mechanical Pencil

Mechanical Pencil

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This mechanical pencil belonged to the chemist, Leo Baekeland. The inscription reads “Bakelite / REALITE / Realite Pencil, Chicago.” The Realite Pencil Co. was a predecessor of Autopoint.
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Object Name
Mechanical Pencil
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 140 mm x 8 mm; 5 1/2 in x 5/16 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 5/16 in; 13.97 cm x.79375 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. William Karraker
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National Museum of American History
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