28 de enero de 2012

Marvellous pencil sharpeners

Here is some pencil sharpeners from the Alfred R Wepf collection. Alfred is only the occasional pencil sharpener collector. He is more into typing.

Bleistift-Schärfmaschine "Jupiter" 1
First comes the "Jupiter" 1, produced by Guhl & Harbeck in Hamburg, Germany
Bleistift-Schärfmaschine "Jupiter" 1
Elegant and functional design
Bleistift-Schärfmaschine "Jupiter" 1
Plus it works! See more technical details at http://www.jupiter-spitzmaschinen.de/3.html

Automatic Pencil Sharpener
Here comes the Automatic Pencil Sharpener, made in the U.S.A.
Automatic Pencil Sharpener
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Sacapuntas Play-Me
And here comes a Play-Me pencil sharpener from Spain!
Sacapuntas Play-Me
Nice details!
Sacapuntas Play-Me
they put quite some work in this side ornament
IDUNA pencil sharpener
But here is the King of Kings: IDUNA, made by IDEA from Germany
IDUNA pencil sharpener
IDUNA logo. The machine was made in Leipzig. "D.R.P." is short for "Deutsches Reichspatent", and patent n° 341369 was issued on 30.9.1921 to Martin Berndt of Leipzig-Eutritzsch for a "Schreibstiftspitzmaschine" (patented as of 8.10.1919) 
An excerpt of DE341369
Here is the US patent (US1504019 of Aug. 5, 1924)

IDUNA pencil sharpener
strong and solid
IDUNA pencil sharpener
One can choose the fitting pencil size
IDUNA pencil sharpener
The upper cylinder then moves right or left accordingly
IDUNA pencil sharpener
Simply the best! Usually it is mounted on a wooden plate, which we left out from the photo.
  

8 comentarios:

  1. Wow. Amazing machines. How much more than a pencil do they weigh?
    The Automatic Pencil Sharpener looks like an ancient lightsaber handle.

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  2. Huge & complicated machinery for pencil sharpening. And I use my pocket knife.....

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  3. Now you've made me want an Iduna.

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  4. Fascinating, all of them.
    I agree, the Iduna is particularly fetching!

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  5. very cool items, thanks for sharing!

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  6. What investments to do what we now consider such a simple task. Shows you it's not that easy.

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