Stunning vintage 1940's Wahl Eversharp gold filled pencil in working condition and just had a light service, with a fresh lead and gently cleaned and adjusted inside for correct operation. This early vintage mechanical pencil is really in super condition, there is virtually no wear on it, so it looks like it has had an easy life up to now - would be a great addition to a stationery collector or calligraphy buff. Please see pictures to assess condition yourself, but it is in really great shape, the gold is still bright and there is no obvious wear. The pencil lead extends by twisting the knurled top of the pencil clockwise, and to retract, an anti-clockwise motion and a quick push of the lead will retract the pencil as intended. This model is the longer version at just over 5 inches in length (13.5cm).
Gold filled means that it has a higher gold content than gold plated, and especially as it is vintage, they used much more gold in those days, but it is reputed that as a minimum, there is over 5% of the weight of the piece in gold.
This is a highly collectable pencil, and in this condition, it won't last long.