This wonderful vintage brooch is a retractable pencil. The 3-1/4" pencil is held by a chain and the chain is retractable into a black brooch. The brooch section measures 1" in diameter and is in great condition. I don't think there is any lead in the pencil. The chain inside the brooch measures 17" in length. The brooch is marked Ketchum ?? Dougall - Feb ?? '03 - Pat Pding - April 6:10 - New York. With the clasp in the center I couldn't read everything. This type of clasp also held glasses. A great piece of history in wonderful condition.
1903 Retractable Pencil Brooch
$23 $35 SALE