This floaty was made around 1949.
On the upper portion of the gold barrel of this mechanical pencil are the words,
"Packard Golden Anniversary, 1899-1949" and on the lower barrel, "Packard Long Beach, Long Beach, California." In very tiny type, engraved at the pencil's midline, one can make
out the manufacturer's name and address: "Secretary Pen Co., Union, NJ USA."