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a small plastic container with five or so
grooves in it. in each groove is three or
four peices of pencil lead held in on the
side by a small strip of rubber. the
would have to be different sizes
depending on what calibre lead the pencil
takes. the clip fits into another groove
the side of a mechanical pencil. there is a
slot on the side, and when more lead
required, tap the end of the clip and an
internal mechanism pushes the
piece past the rubber strip, and it falls
through into the chamber. once
the intial grooze on the clip is empty, turn
it until it clicks and another supply of
graphite is ready. when the clip is empty,
either reload it or get a fresh one.
mechanincal pencils usually can be filled
with graphite two ways. either depress the
button and slide the graphite through the
front (muzzle loaded) or you can pull out
the eraser and load it like a shotgun. I'm
just expanding on that. yay gimmicks.
||Unless you write at the speed of 65 pages per second, I don't see why you need a clip loaded speed pencil. Of course, there's always the 8 barreled belt-fed mechanical pencil option.
||I considered a pencil that fired a small
eraser sized lump that would then
explode and dispense graphite dust all
over, but I reconsidered
||Sounds like fun to me. Sure it's totally unnecessary but that's not the point.
||//yay gimmicks.// Exactly. And just for fun, I think your exploding eraser idea would go well with this. It should be sold in a pack. Together. Like a family.
||There's enough geeks in the world who would buy such a thing. Patent it.