Well, there are not many blog posts about vintage pencils here, but thanks to Henrik’s comments here’s a quick follow up on the previous blog post and the Mongol.
The Mongol is the pencil that was used for taking notes at the surrender in Reims (ending WWII in Europe), while the Parker 51 was used to sign the actual documents.
If you want to have a closer look at these pencils: Sean has a blog post about the Mongols made in 1944, near the height of U.S. production for the Second World War.
I believe that the use of the image shown in this blog post, falls under “fair dealing” as described by the UK Copyright service.
Lexikaliker has a nice Mongol ad from the 1920s and on Sola’s blog you can admire some of the Mongol’s great packaging.
…and just earlier this week Jinnie had a look at the Mongol 482
There also more Mongol spotting going on at Orange Crate Art, actually so much that I only picked one to link to. Michael has some great Mongol ads, too. This one is on my wall in the office.
2 thoughts on “More Mongols”
I like the Mongol for itself and for sentimental reasons: it was the pencil of my childhood. How strange to see it in this setting. Thanks for sharing these photographs.
Thank you for your comment.
I am glad Henrik told me about these photos.
Do you remember whether everyone in school used the same grade?…or did some prefer softer or harder grades? Which one did you use?