My friend Paul brought me this when he came to meet Henry a few weeks ago: a vintage novelty pencil that bills itself as the Perfect Pencil. Rather than a Business End which can be sharpened, each end of the pencil looks like this:
Perhaps most hilarious is the card from the case, which lists this pencil’s perfect uses.
Curiously, the case the pencil comes in has hinges and a closure like those hardshell cases we had in the 80s which held a few dozen baseball cards (this was back when you could touch your baseball cards with your hands).
I am tempted to utilize the case, but I remember how durable those cases were back then: not at all.
I’m not sure how old it is. Any clues?