Pencil: Realite Realite

Pencil: 5154 Realite Realite
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $29.99
The Realite Pencil Co. of Chicago sprang from Autopoint like Athena from Zeus' head, and soon bought out Autopoint. Realite than began undergoing a rebranding as Autopoint. In other words, this is an uncommon find for pencil collectors. It is in remarkably good condition, though it does have some scratches and wear after 100 years. It was found in a collection of mostly new-old-stock items from around 1923 and '24, which makes sense give that is likely when it was made, though it has no original tagging. The nose cone still twists to advance the 1.1mm lead. It sounds as if there are still leads under the eraser, but to pull out the eraser is to likely destroy the eraser. 14.6cm.