THE SPITFIRE SCRIBBLER PENCIL
The idea of designing and producing a pencil from the propeller of a World War II Spitfire was the result of a conversation with a customer who was also a propeller manufacturer.
The pen body is turned by hand on a lathe similar to those used in the 1940's and each one will vary in colour and grain structure depending upon which part of the propeller was used.
The clutch mechanism holds 5.6mm graphite, coloured crayons and highlighters and the end cap also doubles as a lead pointer when unscrewed.
The original propeller serial number R4723 is laser engraved onto each pencil making it a unique piece of World War II history.
THE HISTORY OF WOODEN PROPELLER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Horden - Richmond Aircraft Ltd was started by Frederick Gordon - Lennox the 9th Duke of Richmond and Edmund Horden. Together they developed hydulignum the compressed wood from which they made their propeller blades. During World War II spitfire propellers were made by ROTOL in Gloucester.
THE PENCIL IS BOXED WITH ONE EXTRA REFILL AND A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
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