Vintage 1960's "The Classic" Scripto pencil, twist or spiral type, smoke red color 5-1/2" long and are 8-sided except at the lead end of the barrel where they are round. 1.1mm lead
The Scripto Pen Company originated as the M. A. Ferst Company in Atlanta, Georgia. The company's name was changed to Scripto, meaning "I write" in Latin, in 1924. Scripto produced and sold mechanical pencils and pens, and in 1955, added refillable butane lighters to their product line.