Newman ID help please

Can I get help identifying these two Newman pencils?
Trying to get model number and years it was available.

BTW - my First Newman

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My first Newman (standing next to my father on a VW photo shoot):

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That’s a great picture

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Just found an old Newman in a box I’d forgotten…

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They arrived today.
They both have a sliding sleeve which was unexpected.
Does anybody know when these things were sold or the model or name etc.?

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Lower one is often called „Super 5“. It’s the same design as the „Super 2“, i.e. the 0.2mm Newman.

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Thank you

How do you like the Super “5” compared to other cross-hatch style mechanical pencils in your possession? If I’m not mistaken, I believe Newman used some kind of aluminum alloy so the pencil feels rather light.


I had these to compare (left to right)

  • Newman Super 5: of the 5 shown this one has the most subtle etching.
    Weight = 15g
  • PILOT H-1505: The etching on the two PILOTS are very well machined and comfortable to hold.
    Weight = 14g
  • PILOT Clutch Point: Weight =20g
  • Platinum Riviere – The etching on the Platinum pencils is deepest of the three and has ‘sharp’ edges. Weight = 14g
  • Platinum MNS-2500: Weight = 14g
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Thanks, Patrick. Well that’s good to see. The aluminum alloy I had suspected was because of another Newman model I’d gotten that suggested that. So it appears the Super-5 is all stainless steel.

I also picked up one of those Platinum Riviere all steel black etched pencils and have to say it genuinely surprised me. Terrific quality, right up there with PILOT.

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When the Super 5 arrived I initially thought it was painted. But it is just very subtle etching. I had to get the magnifying glass out. It has a sliding sleeve and feels pretty good in your hand.

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