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Offline Yadda

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Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« on: February 19, 2018, 10:35:17 PM »
These tiny pencil knives were manufactured by the Eagle Pencil Company.   Notice the middle one with the three digit phone number.
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 06:29:03 PM »
Them is cool
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2018, 06:45:00 PM »
Yeah, and easy to miss. 
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 06:57:32 PM »
No kidding. It seems I have seen some at the least similar to these but had no idea.
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2018, 07:01:02 PM »
Check the eBay prices, even in poor shape they go for $20 or more.
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 07:21:13 PM »
Hello, Yadda. Very nice find!!!!!!!!!!!   Regards, Lou
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2018, 02:47:15 PM »
Yeah pretty neat, I wonder how many of those I've walked right past without noticing?
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 06:09:06 AM »
I know this is an old thread but I was wondering if the blade is spring loaded or if the blade "swings" and locks?
(Had to chuckle after reading the thread when I realized these could be used sharpen more than pencils. Newbies keep things humorous! (: )

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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 01:47:07 PM »
Hello, Yadda. Those are very cool!!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 05:37:36 PM »
Did some detective work, and that middle knife is from Gephart's Filling Station, Peabody, KS., just north of Wichita.
Lots of filling stations in Peabody:  11 of them between 1910 and the beginning of WWI. 
Don't know when Gephart's was established, but it was destroyed by fire on 29 Dec., 1946.
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 05:44:01 PM »
Wow!  Great info!  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2018, 05:14:05 AM »
Yeah, nice! Something to watch for when shopping sales.  I also would like to know how the blade is extended?
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Re: Eagle Pencil Company - Gravity Knives
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2018, 05:53:41 PM »
Yeah, nice! Something to watch for when shopping sales.  I also would like to know how the blade is extended?
Al

Hold the knife opening side down and press the button on top. The knife blade falls out and locks into place. 

To close it, hold the blade straight up, press the button and the knife blade unlocks and falls back into the knife.

Gravity opens and closes the knife.
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