Caran dAche Office Fixpencil Mechanical Pencil MP 2mm Black (Assorted Button Colours)
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The Fixpencil was invented in 1929 by Carl Schmid, a Geneva engineer, then was developed and marketed by Caran d’Ache, quickly becoming a success around the world. Originally produced in bakelite then entirely in metal, it was the first mechanical pencil with a clutch mechanism that allowed leads of different diameters to be used. Its hexagonal shape is a distinctive characteristic of Caran d’Ache and a lead sharpener is incorporated in its push button.
The robust, reliable and practical Fixpencil has sold by the millions. Several technical improvements and new designs have helped it pass the years without going out of fashion. Today, the Caran d’Ache Fixpencil still enjoys great popularity and maintains its place in the Swiss subconscious.