There are a few novelty pencil genres that seem persistent. Though ballpoint pens are always encroaching, the pencil still seems to be a choice at many museum gift shops, at hotels, and a select few other places.
One of these persistent genres seems to be the “multiplication pencil” – a pencil for children with a printed multiplication table.
The three in the photos are of particular interest, as they bear the marks of the pencil companies that made them – Lyra, Musgrave, and Viarco.
I would say the Lyra, the sole triangular pencil, is the nicest writer. It appears to use jelutong wood.
Do you have recollections of seeing or using pencils like these?