A NEW BOOK "A CENTURY OF AUTOPOINT" WAS JUST PUBLISHED BY JONATHAN VELEY, AND IS AVAILABLE ON EBAY NOW! (Just search for that title)
Each essay has been posted as as a PDF file. You can read them with Adobe Reader, just by clicking on the highlighted links (they're moderately large files). The first essay is about the organization and evolution of the early Autopoint and Realite companies. Autopoint Realite Beginnings The second essay is about the early logos used by the Autopoint Pencil Company and the approximate times those logos were used. Early Autopoint Logos A third essay explains how to disassemble and repair the "spiral" mechanical pencils produced by Autopoint. Repairing Spiral Pencils The fourth essay is about Autopoint fountain pens produced in the "late 1920's", including patent pictures, identification highlights, imprints, and sample pens and "matching" pencils. Autopoint Fountain Pens-1920s The final Autopoint essay, for now, summarizes what I know about the Autopoint fountain pens produced during the "mid-1940's". Autopoint Fountain Pens-1940s (Much more to follow when I get some more rainy days!)
A New Addition: Because Autopoint and Listo mechanical pencils were being manufactured at roughly the same time in the early 1920s, and share at least one feature - the "grip tite style" writing tip - I've also written an essay about Listo and its early mechanical pencils, Early Listo Mechanical Lead Pencils an essay about Listo's Mechanical Grease Pencils, Listo Mechanical Grease Pencils an essay about Other Grease Pencils and Markers,  Other Grease Pencils and Markers and an essay about How to Repair a Scripto Mechanical Grease Pencil  Crayon Markers Repairs .
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