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The more familiar variety of Apex pencils are the "Magic Multiplying Penci" such as shown on the bottom.  They have painted wood barrels, come in a variety of colors, and the amber plastic section turns to operate a simple multiplying table. 

However, the Multiplying pencil was not the company's only claim to fame.  The upper example is a celluloid "Magic Contract Scoring Pencil" with a scoring table for bid euchre.  It states "Contract rules as revised April 1, 1935," giving a clue as to when these were made. 

 

 

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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