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 finThe mottled hard rubber barrel is very high quality, as is the plating on the metal parts and the overlay, but the mechanism is a simple nose-drive unit.  
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I found an Eclipse overlay ringtop pencil at the 2011 Chicago Pen show.  When I compared the Eclipse to the overlay Fin-Sharp, I found the overlay patterns to be identical.  That, together with a red hard rubber Eclipse that matches the mottled example, is evidence enough for me to conclude that the earliest Eclipse pencils were called "Fin-Sharp."

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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