Friday, July 17, 2015

About The Alvin Draft/Matic Mechanical Pencil

The Alvin Draft Matic mechanical pencil is a high-quality drafting tool made by Alvin & Company in Windsor, Connecticut. Alvin has been in business since 1950 and provides products used in drafting, sign making, photography, graphic arts, and other similar applications. Alvin imports, manufactures, and distributes drawing supplies, including tools, media, and furniture for any drawing job as well as arts and crafts supplies for hobbyists. In addition to manufacturing its own line of art products, it distributes items produced by some of the nation’s best-known companies. It ships its products worldwide from its warehouses in Connecticut and Texas.

The Draft Matic is, as its name implies, intended for use in drafting but its design makes it quite suitable for any drawing job. This pencil has a knurled stainless steel grip that makes it easy to handle while reducing finger tension. It's weight of 0.03 lbs. (about half an ounce) is about the same as two silver dollars which gives the pencil the feel of a serious instrument in the user’s hand. The lead extends from a 4 mm stainless steel sleeve which facilitates its use with triangles and straight edges. There is an eraser concealed under the cap.

The Draft Matic is available for use with 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9 leads and is color-coded to identify its size. It can use any hardness of lead and has a handy rotating window which can be set to identify what type of lead it is loaded with. The Draft Matic is a durable, well-crafted drawing tool which will give many years of excellent service.

The Alvin Draft Matic mechanical pencil, like all Alvin products, can be ordered online. For those whose drawing requirements are more modest, Alvin offers other pencils at lower prices but with the same high quality as the Draft Matic.

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