Mini Globe Pencil Sharpener
Remember school days with this mini globe (metal) pencil sharpener. The globe tidily holds the wood shavings – just pull the plastic foot (which is attached to the sharpener and blade) out and away from the globe to empty the shavings into the bin. Comes boxed.
Dimensions: 5 x 4cm
Warning! choking hazard contains small parts.
Not suitable for children under 3 years of age
Prior to pencil sharpeners, pencils had to be sharpened with a knife (whittling), which was dangerous and led to inconsistent results. Sharpeners, which originate from France, give a more satisfactory result. For a time, the functional aspect was paramount, but particularly in the second half 20th Century, a wide variety of colourful novelty shapes were developed to house the core sharpener – with the added benefit of providing a reservoir around the blade to collect the shavings.