Nineteen inch long pencil with a moving locomotive in it

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by gabatgh, Jul 10, 2024.

  1. gabatgh

    gabatgh Active Member

    Anyone ever see a nineteen inch long pencil? That includes the three inch glass(?) window that has a metal locomotive in it that moves freely in the cylinder. I cannot find a thing about it anywhere.

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  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Souvenir pencil from somewhere. They did pens too.
  3. gabatgh

    gabatgh Active Member

    This long? I have, and have seen many a jumbo pencil [both 'regular' and mechanical] and they're all about eleven inches.
  4. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The pens aren't, but the pencils haven't been far off.
  5. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    Strangely this is proving a tough search. :writer:
  6. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Would/could you post a close up of the engine?

  7. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    So I could get from the posted image......

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  8. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    The one in the pencil is a coal-fired engine if that helps. Jupiter was wood-fired. The smokestack goes straight up and down, and that means coal. Looks like a 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. I think that means passenger engine, or just an older design. I'd sincerely doubt it's meant to be any one in particular.
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  10. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    One picks up the oddest information here! Thanks for the explanation.

  11. gabatgh

    gabatgh Active Member

  12. Marote

    Marote Well-Known Member

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  13. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Never knew Ruth was a steam geek!
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'm not, but my dad was. Things rubbed off. He literally taught himself to read at about age 3/4 by reading boxcars. Instead of growing out of it, he got worse!
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