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Nickel Plated Handy Pencil Sharpener Nickel Plated "Handy" Pencil Sharpener  The Handy is a nice pencil sharpener that works with a sharp razor like blade that is used to sharpen the pencil while you hold it in place and turn while moving the knife blade up and down.  The blade or cutter is marked with the name which is proper.  This style sharpener can be found in different finishes and with different names as well.  There are also other variations in the construction known.

The condition is very nice, and the directions, claims and guarantee are still present on the paper label on the bottom.   Different and nice!!

Good + . . . . . $175.00      SOLD!!




U. S. Automatic Pencil SharpenerU. S. Automatic Pencil Sharpener  The Us Automatic is one of the best known and best working of the many different designs of Pencil sharpeners that were produced.  It was an ingenious design that actually worked well unlike some of the other designs that were brought to market.   Nice!!

Good + . . . . . $175.00     SOLD!!







G & R Arrow Logo Hand Held Self Feed Pencil SharpenerG & R Arrow Logo Hand Held Self Feed Pencil Sharpener  Never seen or had this one before.  Have you?

Good + . . . . . $595.00      SOLD!





Premier / Beebe Pencil SharpenerPremier / Beebe Pencil Sharpener  This is an interesting design.  It utilizes a series of cutters mounted on the disc and has a self revolving feature as well.  It is unmarked but I have seen versions with a drawer marked Beebe / Premier.  i am not sure if they all came with a drawer or not, but this one does not have it.   

Fine . . . .$495.00       SOLD!   






Handy Pencil Sharpener w/ Pitner Shoe Store AdvertisingHandy Pencil Sharpener w/ Pitner Shoe Store Advertising  The condition is second to none.  The bottom instructions are complete and fine. The paper label inside the shaving area is still nice.  The cutter is original and marked.  I  imagine the original recipient looked at the length of and detail in the instructions, put this in the drawer and got out the knife.  It looks to have seen no use.  As good as it gets.

Fine  . . . . .$225.00       SOLD!   



Acme Pencil SharpenerAcme Pencil Sharpener   The Acme Pencil sharpener was patented in 1886 and marketed by the Eagle Pencil Sharpener Co.  It is a very rare and unusual pencil sharpener. I have never had or seen one before.  As far as I could determine there are very few examples known and they are housed in the top collections.  There is one pictured on the site dealing with sharpeners that provides historical info about different pencil sharpeners. 

The Acme pencil sharpener has a great action with a 4 blade revolving disc that revolves around the pencil while it is revolving shaving the wood and lead point.  The mouth or opening on the front is adjustable to allow for different diameter pencils.  .Be sure to look at all the pics to see the mechanism and how it works.

 It is fully operational.  The overall condition is very nice, noting that there is not much of the original paint left on the exterior.  I have been told that the drawer was made of cardboard and so it is no wonder there is not one now.  There is no damage to the cast iron housing and the internals are all present and nice.   A nice example and an opportunity that will not present itself again in the near future!!

Good + . . . . .$3495.00       SOLD!  



Gould & Cook Pencil SharpenerGould & Cook Pencil Sharpener   The Gould & Cook pencil sharpener was patented in 1886 and hails from Leominster Mass.  It is a very unusual pencil sharpener with a revolving abrasive disc to perform the function.  .

It is set up so that the disc and pencil both are gear driven and revolve to make it almost automatic.  Almost.   The mouth or opening on the front is adjustable to allow for different diameter pencils. The odd part of the design is that there is no provision or means to deal with the mess.

 It is fully operational.  The overall condition is very nice. There is no damage to the cast iron or other parts. There is no finish, but none that I have ever seen were, and I am sure they were offered like this in natural iron.

A nice example and an opportunity that will not present itself again in the near future!!

Good + . . . . .$695.00        SOLD! 



Angell Model B Pencil SharpenerAngell Model B Pencil Sharpener  This is a super rare sharpener, and this is the doubly hard to find nickel plated version with the drawer marked Angell B with an incised stamp.  This was made by the Angell Mfg. Co. of Boston Mass, and dates from right around the turn of the century.

It is fully operational and has a great action as the two adjustable round disc knife blades are raised and lowered and the pencil automatically revolves as you turn the crank.  Unlike many other sharpeners from this era the Angell Pencil Sharpener actually works well peeling off precision little shaving the neatly fall in the catch cup. 

The condition is very nice with just minor losses to the nickel.  A rare opportunity and highly recommended.

Fine . . . . .$1750.00       SOLD! 



Webster Double Donut Pencil SharpenerWebster "Double Donut" Pencil Sharpener  This pencil sharpener works with a single disc mill cutter housed in the top portion.  The smaller bottom portion is for holding the shavings.  The Webster was first introduced in the late 1890's.  Later versions that are slightly different are marked Graffco.  This one is in nice condition, and the fragile feet are good.  The original japanned finish is 90% or better.  A nice example!!

I  have additional NOS cutters for these for $10.00 each if you want to make yours perform better .

Good + . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!   



A. B. Dick Planetary Pencil SharpenerA. B. Dick Planetary Pencil Sharpener  This is a great pencil sharpener with a wonderfully complex looking mechanism to rotate the otherwise typical round disc mill cutters.  This is the later second model and the earlier model has the feet connected with a bar.  This design is adaptable to either be mounted on a wall or on the table by moving the feet to a different position.  The condition is great, and the drawer is original..  A nice sharpener in nice condition.  .

Good + . . . . .$395.00       SOLD!   



Boston Polar Cub Electric Pencil Sharpener w/ Glass CoverBoston Polar Cub Electric Pencil Sharpener w/ Glass Cover  This early and unusual electric pencil sharpener dates from the mid 30's.  They are very hard to find with the rare glass cover.  The overall condition is nice with just some minor loss to the wooden base.  The glass dome is nice and chip or crack free.  The motor runs but the cord should be swapped out.

I assume these pencil sharpeners were designed for and marketed at users that required a dust free atmosphere and had to continually sharpen their pencils as they were drawing and creating their next ideas in the lab or other dust free environment..  Or perhaps they were designed for the casual user who was afraid of the dangers of inhaling the dust particles created.  .

I have only had one other of these complete one  in over 20 years of buying and selling pencil sharpeners.  That other one came out of a collection as this one did.  It is not something one is likely to walk up on at a flea or garage sale.    I do not think many were made, and that even fewer survived with the cover.  This is a  rare opportunity.   Nice!!

Good + . . . . .$1295.00       SOLD!   



A. B. Dick Planetary Pencil SharpenerA. B. Dick Planetary Pencil Sharpener  This is a first model Planetary sharpener.  It is in super condition. The Planetary pencil sharpener has a wonderfully complex looking mechanism to rotate the  round disc mill cutters in a planetary motion around the pencil.  This is the first model with the feet cast as one piece with a bar connecting them.  This design is adaptable to either be mounted on a wall or on the table by moving the feet to a different position and reattaching.  The condition is great, and the drawer is original with the small clip..  A nice sharpener in nice condition.  .

Good + . . . . .$495.00       SOLD!   




Guhl & Harbeck Original Jupiter N Pencil SharpenerGuhl & Harbeck Original Jupiter N Pencil Sharpener  This is the Americanized version of the famous Guhl & Harbeck German lathe type pencil sharpener marketed in the US by Favor & Ruhe of New York.  It is in exceptional condition with nearly perfect decals and writing throughout.  Even the drawer still retains it weekly oiling instructions to keep it running like new.  To use you would pull back the holder, insert the pencil, and start cranking.  The cutting is accomplished with a round disc type mill cutter.  It is sharp and it still works good.

A good opportunity to upgrade the collection as you will not find a nicer condition example anytime soon.  .

Fine . . . . .$595.00       SOLD!   




Webster Double Donut Pencil SharpenerWebster "Double Donut" Pencil Sharpener  The pencil sharpener works with a single disc mill cutter housed inside the top portion.  The smaller bottom portion is for holding the shavings that would drop down.  The Webster was first introduced in the late 1890's.  Later versions marked Graffco have sheet steel covers as opposed to cast iron.       This one is in nice condition, and the fragile feet are good.  The original japanned finish is 90% or better and there is plenty of gold pin stripping and highlights as well.  A nice example!!

I  have additional NOS cutters for these for $10.00 each if you want to make yours perform better .

Good + . . . . .$295.00        SOLD!!




Victor Pencil SharpenerVictor Pencil Sharpener  This is a later self feeding model that uses tow roller type mill cutters.  It would be screwed to the table top.  They were also offered with built on clamps.  Used but OK.  

Good  . . . . .$95.00       SOLD!!







Climax #2 Pencil SharpenerClimax #2 Pencil Sharpener  The condition is nice. The Climax sharpener was the first sharpener of it kind to use the roller style mill cutter developed and introduced in the early 1900's by Olcott.  Other companies later adopted this idea with great success and this style cutter became the norm.  This style sharpener was offered in several different models, some having self feed mechanisms, and different bases.   Nice!!

Good + . . . . .$125.00      SOLD!!





Wizard Pencil SharpenerWizard Pencil Sharpener  The condition is nice. The Wizard sharpener uses a single roller style rotary mill cutter.  Many companies adopted this idea with great success and this design became the norm after Olcott introduced the idea in the early 1900's.  This style sharpener was offered in several different models, this the simplest, while others had self feed mechanisms, and they also were offered with different style bases. 

Good + . . . . .$65.00       SOLD!!





Challenge Patented 1909 Pencil SharpenerPatented 1909 Challenge Pencil Sharpener  The Challenge pencil sharpener is one of the rarest pencil sharpeners known. The patent for it was issued on July 10th 1900 to a partnership of two fellows with the names Cook & Grover.  I do not know if there is any relationship between this Cook, and the patentee with the same name who patented the Gould & Cook pencil sharpener.  There are just a handful of this rare pencil sharpener known or in collections.

I believe the price paid for another one of these sharpeners ties the previous record sales price for any pencil sharpener.  This example is in as near nice condition as that one, and I would know because I was the individual that sold that other one.  That figure is in the mid 5 figures and tied with what a boxed Chelsea Pencil Sharpener brought a few years back at a well know east coast auction.   Given that I have had and or seen several Chelsea sharpeners I believe it is a far more common sharpener too.   

This sharpener is is in super original  condition and fully operational.  It is a wall mount design with the thin cast legs on the back side.  The design and action it utilizes for the sharpening is great.  It uses both a small knife blade cutter and a tapered grinding wheel to perfectly sharpen a pencil. It has a thumb operated force feed lever for the grinding wheel, and a self feed feature for the main body that operates as the crank is turned. 

The condition is very nice with just minor losses to the original black japanned finish.  A rare opportunity and highly recommended.

Fine . . . . .$7500.00        SOLD! 



Cast Iron Mushroom Base Roneo Pencil SharpenerCast Iron Mushroom Base Roneo Pencil Sharpener  Most Roneo sharpeners are very common.  This mushroom base model is the exception.  It is too bad the cosmetic condition is not nicer.

Good - . . . . .$195.00        SOLD!!








Goodell Perfect Pointer Pencil SharpenerGoodell Perfect Pointer Pencil Sharpener  Same as above.  The condition is nice. 

Good + . . . . .$195.00        SOLD!!









Goodell Perfect Pointer Pencil SharpenerGoodell Perfect Pointer Pencil Sharpener  The condition is super.  This is the only one I have ever had with the hold down wires. 

Good + . . . . .$395.00        SOLD!!








Lakeside Pencil SharpenerLakeside Pencil Sharpener  This is a rare and hard to find pencil sharpener / pointer.  It is in very nice condition.  The drawer is original and nice.  The decals with the name and info is nice and show just minor wear. This one says Patent Pending, and I have read it was patented in 1911 so this must be an early version.  It operates with a large grinding / mill cutter inside. You had the ability to adjust the angle of the holder out front for the perfect point.  It is still sharp and operates well. 

Good + . . . . .$495.00         SOLD!!





Goodell Perfect Pointer Pencil SharpenerGoodell Perfect Pointer Pencil Sharpener  This unusual pencil sharpener is commonly referred to as the donut.  The pencil fits into the hole provided and then you were to slide the donut back and forth on the rod that had a built in gear gizmo which would rotate the pencil for you as it was filing the point on the file below.  Get the pen knife out.

The overall condition is nice.  There are remains of the instructions remaining.  The bent wire hold downs are as usual missing.

Good + . . . . .$195.00        SOLD!!




US Automatic Pencil Sharpener in Original BoxUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener in Original Box  You can find U S Automatic Sharpeners pretty easily, but you will rarely find a  nicer or more complete example in your search to fill out or upgrade the collection. 

The box is nice and I believe the earlier type.   The sharpener is nice as well, and the decals are as good as one could ask for.  There are two replacement blades in their holders, and fragile instructions.    An opportunity to upgrade and improve the collection with a nice piece. 

Good + . . . . .$395.00     SOLD!




Rare / Unique Antique Pencil SharpenerPatented Nov 23 1886 Pencil Sharpener  This is the only known example of this rare and unusual patented antique pencil sharpener. There is no patent, maker, or other info stamped on it, nor is there any info to be found in the few references available on antique pencil sharpeners. Careful and painstaking research has turned up the patent #353061 issued for this design issued in 1886 to Thomas Alexander Henderson of Natchez Mississippi.  

This unique pencil sharpener is designed to operate somewhat like a Goodell Perfect Pointer seen above, but is a bit different and has a design that is a bit more more simplistic.  The inventor of the Goodell likely used this patent as a take-off point /  basis for his patent.  The patent for the Goodell was issued / grantedt a few years and 70,000 some patents later than this design.

The main difference between this design and the Goodell, and its main design flaw / drawback is that there is no provision to tilt the pencil in the holder in relation to the abrasive when drawing it back and forth to sharpen the pencil.   The pencil holder runs on 2 rods, one with teeth designed to rotate the pencil, and one smooth to stabilize the holder and pencil it as it was used.  The single rod design of the Goodell  allows the user to change the angle of the the pencil holder in relation to the abrasive / sandpaper strip being used to sharpen the pencil body and lead. Its as if the inventor / maker of this sharpener felt that the pencil needed to be more stable to be sharpened properly.   It was later determined that this was too limiting and later designs did away with this 2nd stabilizing rod. 

The overall condition of this sharpener is very good. The gear inside the wooden block is wooden and damage free.  It is set up like the design in the patent with minor differences.  It actually operated pretty nicely.  A rare and important sharpener for the serious collector who thought he had them all, and needs just a few more  A one of. Opportunity!! 


Good +  . . . . .SOLD!!




Louis Meyer Vertical Pencil SharpenerLouis Meyer Vertical Pencil Sharpener  This is a pretty rare sharpener in the scheme of things.    Later than some, but harder to find than most.  The overall condition is great.  the nickel plating 95% or better. It is a self "gravity" feed design.  The tag on the front says it is guaranteed for 3 years, and I am prepared to extend that warranty to the new owner for the same period.   A good one!!

Fine . . . . .$795.00       SOLD!!






US Automatic Pencil Sharpener w/ Piano AdvertisingUS Automatic Pencil Sharpener w/ Hansell - Elcock Company Advertising   The U S Automatic Sharpener was first patented in 1906 and is a pretty common pencil sharpener.   There are numerous variations known, some on taller bases, some with advertising, and some out of different materials like Ivory or silver. This advertising example was a give away from the construction and architectural Iron firm Hansell Elcock of Chicago Ill.  It is dated 1909 - 1910 and has the sharpeners patent info below that.  Kind of a neat sharpener that I have only seen once before.

Good + . . . . .$295.00       SOLD!!




Square w/ BevelJumbo Pencil Sharpener The condition is great.  No apologies!! Very Nice.

Fine  . . . . . .$395.00       SOLD!!








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