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This little beauty was made with the utmost care. I have been on a scavenger hunt for vintage pencils over the past two years and there are some real treasures in the mix! Each chime is made of rulers and pencils ranging from the 1940s up to the crazy 80s and the pencils advertise everything from ice cream parlors to funeral parlors!

Here are some of my favorites pencils on this chime: Bologna Co. Inc, Earl L. Funk, Wagon Wheels, R&G Ice Cream: Ice Cream that satisfies! Pencils were quite the advertising opportunity back in the day!

One of the best things about these, which you can't really capture in a picture, is the sound they make. When the pencils catch a breeze, they sound like tiny bamboo chimes.

This chime measures 12" across and 9" top to bottom (not including the wire it hangs from which measures 10" from the ruler).

I would assume it's obvious but this is not intended to hang over a crib or within reach of small children (note the sharpened pencils)!

P.S. *My chimes were recently featured on Design*Sponge!*
http://www.designspongeonline.com/2011/01/colorful-fun-pencil-chimes.html

vintage pencil & ruler chimes / mobile

Overview

  • Materials: vintage pencils, vintage rulers, coated wire
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
  • Feedback: 52 reviews
  • Favorited by: 39 people