The Autopoint Lead Refills contain 12 leads in the tube. The leads are Black, Medium Lead Length of 1 3/8″ and are 0.9mm. Every Field Desk needs an Autopoint Mechanical Pencil.
This genuine Autopoint brand pencil is the same style as they used during WWII. Includes WWII Reproduction Instruction sheet for the Autopoint Pencil.
Autopoint pencils are unique in that they use a thicker lead than modern, disposable mechanical pencils. Its thick lead is more durable than most modern mechanical pencils, making the Autopoint a durable and valuable substitute for the standard wooden pencil. Like Kleenex, the name Autopoint is often used to describe any thick lead mechanical pencil, regardless of brand.
Original Autopoint pencils can be found with various U.S. Government markings. In 1943, Autopoint manufactured a wartime “blackout” edition.