Here are a few pics of my electric (3-prong US outlet) electric pencil sharpener. It has a metal case so it’s a prime spot for random magnets. I got this from my father. He came home one day when I was a young teen with it and an equally heavy duty metal-housed wall-plugged electric eraser (yes, awesome, to be featured at another time). A friend tweeted about her father bringing one home that ate pencils and so coloured her view of them since. It probably had no “auto-stop” as this one claims to have. It doesn’t exactly “stop” it just makes a different whirring noise and no longer “eats” the pencil.
I have no idea how old this is (at least 20 years, quite a few more judging from the seventies faux bois case) or if it’s still being made. All I know is it’s brilliant, and the only thing that won’t murder Prismacolor pencils. I should probably look up more info on it. I’ll add more when I find it. (I’m finally on to the sleep-all-the-hours point in my case of mono. I just happened to be awake and the tweet inspired me and my new twitter client wouldn’t post the pics to a service, so I figured I’d just put them here.)