Pencil Sharpeners – Since The Beginning


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A few of the most interesting and amazing pencil sharpeners from 1860 until now.















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Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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25 Responses to “Pencil Sharpeners – Since The Beginning”

  1. Wow. I didn’t think this would be that interesting, but it was actually fascinating. The older devices are especially intriguing.

  2. nicely done. Interesting hobby to have. Do you collect anything else?

  3. I don’t collect sharpeners… I just gathered the pictures 😀 And yes I collect something… pillows… I know it sounds strange, but I don’t think I will post pictures with those 😛

  4. It’s interesting to see the way world has evolved… and this is such a little aspect.

  5. Wow, awesome pictures!

    That yellow pencil shapener brings back memories from junior school 🙂 Oh, and the dog pencil sharpener is soo cute, haha.

    I wish I could see some of those old sharpeners in action. By the looks of them, I bet that there was a special store for repairing them 😀

  6. Machine Drive to Thumb Drive – Changing the World to Nano Technology !!!! GREAT!!!

  7. I have metal pencil sharpeners like the red lantern, the handle w/wheel on base sketch indicating parts, and the one on the same page as the camera on your internet page. I have a good sized collection of these pencil sharpeners made in Spain marked Play Me. with ref. numbers. Interested in what their value may be. Any idea? Would appreciate reply. Thanks

  8. I’m sorry Gloris… I can’t help you… but you can try to ask the ones from Office Museum

  9. They are so cool. Where can buy them? I think maybe they are every expensive. I collect pencil sharpeners for 16years and I collect more than2000 diffrent kinds of pencil sharpeners. I am Chinese, I live in Xi’an. I traved all almost every places in China for buying pencil sharpeners. Some friends help me buying other countries’ pencil sharpeners too. My English is not very good. If someone is interested in pencil sharpener collection too, please keep in touch. I need some friends’ help. Nowadays, many old collections are changing their colour and turn bad, I don’t know how to prtect them. I am afraid to lose them. Please help me! Thank you very much.

  10. Hallo I’am a collecter from old pencils en sharpners from 1850 tis 1960.May be we can corresponce together.
    I ive in Holland and have a lot of old German sharpners
    Paul Dirks

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  12. I have a playme ref 982 can you tell me what it might be worth ?

  13. playme pencil sharpener . ref 982 can you tell me what it might be worth ?

  14. I have the one on the bottom!!

  15. I love these sharpeners….no matter how big or small they are…and my most fav is the sharpener with the wheels…i dont know what is it call actually…hehe

  16. Oh yeah..its wagon!

  17. cool sharpener!!!!!……. but I’ve seen better sharpeners that that like a led pencil that has a sharpener with it, trust me. if u don’t, then y would I put it on here???

  18. Enfiar um lapis no cú do gato foi demais,kkkkkkk

  19. hi i did buy a tin pencil sharpener sign;GES GESCH i did som reserch and this company is Gesetzlich Geschützt date 1933 you have the calculater on it just by turning the drum.all right in german can som,,, tell me where i can found information about it…(1,1/2)inch tall

  20. I wish I could help… but I have no idea.

  21. Collection sharpener in Slovakia ist :

  22. I have about 1000 plastic Sharpners that are hand held a disguised as something else

    I live in NYC

    The sharpeners have been in several museum exhibits

    Max Pine

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  24. Photo album daddy can only watch, but not edit – attach a picture. Current album with new pictures here:
    I have a lot of sharpening, and the same can vymeni?.Ak you are interested, write to mail, send current pictures which I change – sell.

  25. I live in SK, my collection contains all kinds and colors, and the number is more than 5000. I have lots of duplicates, which can be changed – to sell, no problem about the price of postage. Before I would agree to a transaction within reach EU? I do not know 🙂

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