There are many lead sizes and grades that we do not stock. If you do not find what you need here, check the offerings of our friends at the Legendary Lead Company.
The most common lead sizes for older mechanical pencils are 0.9 mm and 1.1 mm (1.1 mm is interchangeable with leads nominally designated as .046 inch, 1.15 mm, 1.18 mm, and 1.2 mm; .9 mm is the same as .036 inch). Autopoint packaging, each tube contains 12 leads, each 1 3/8 inch long (3.5 cm). Black lead is $2 per tube; colored lead is $4.
New old stock vintage Autopoint .9 mm soft B lead, each tube contains 24 leads, each 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm) long. Limited quantities, $6 per tube.
VS (1.5 mm) lead, one of the most commonly-used sizes for 19th-century mechanical pencils but long out of production and very tough to find. Hardness is HB.
4 inches (10.2 cm) for $9.50 (five 2 cm pieces shown, though two pieces totalling four inches will be sent)
OUT OF STOCK
True 1.0 mm lead is not easy to find; as far as we can tell, all current-production pencil lead sold as 1.0mm is actually 0.9mm. This lead can be used in Victorian pencils and to refill early production Parker repeater pencil converters for ballpoints. It can also be adapted for use in 19th-century pencils made to use M (1.05 mm) lead -- one of the lead sizes most commonly used in that era and now virtually impossible to find. Our true 1.0 mm lead will fit most M nozzles a bit loosely. A thin coat of shellac will bring the lead right up to 1.05 mm, or it can be rubbed with beeswax to hold it in place.
Ten 6 cm pieces for $12
Synthetic erasers, 5mm diameter for slender 1920s Eversharps and many other vintage pencils. New production, each 1 inch long (2.5 cm).
Eight for $6
White 5.5mm diameter erasers for Sheaffer Snorkel and TM TD pencils (use with original metal holder, not included), new production, 1 cm long.
Five for $6
1/4 inch (6.35mm) diameter synthetic eraser stock, for standard-size 1920s Eversharps and many other vintage American pencils. New production, each stick 3 5/8 inch (9 cm) long.
Three sticks for $6
7mm rubber erasers, surplus from the Garland Pen Co. though they will fit many other mechanical pencils as well. Each eraser about 11.5mm long. We've got a lot of them, so generous discounts for quantity purchases.
Ten for $5, 20 for $8, 50 for $15, 100 for $25
8.5mm diameter erasers, fit oversize 1920s Eversharp desk pencils with exposed erasers, 1.1 cm long, four for $6, pink.
8.5mm diameter erasers, fit oversize 1920s Eversharp desk pencils with exposed erasers, 1.1 cm long, four for $6, white.
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