This nice, vintage pencil sharpener is made of mottled brown bakelite. It has an unusual self feeding mechanism. You pull the metal plate away from the body and pinch together the levers to open the jaws that hold the pencil. A constant pressure is then applied as you turn the crank and the pencil is sharpened. There is a removable drawer to catch the shavings. Below the drawer and on the opposing side there is a hole in the center of the base where a bar clamp could have been used to clamp this to a desk for more permanency. It does not come with a clamp and works just as well just sitting on the desk. On the domed top it has an embossed logo with the initials FTE with the "T" being larger than the "F" & "E". It also reads; Modell 120 below the embossed circle.
It is in good condition with minimal wear to the bakelite with no cracks or damage. The metal plate where the pencil goes has a little pitting. It measures about 4 1/2" high to the top of the dome, 4" wide and 2 3/4" deep and seems to work well.
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