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What are the appropriate pens for the british WWII map case

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I'm trying to complete the british WWII map case with all its contents. I've already bought the map case and the Ivorine "A" Mk IV rectangular map protractor. But now I'm faced with the question of what kind of pens fit into it.  I had already searched for information about these pens on internet, but  was not very successful. So far, I’ve been able to find out that the map case contained one HB graphite pencil and three coloured (green, blue and red) chinograph pencils. I've also be able to find out that the HB graphite pencil sholud be signed with Stationary Office (S - crown – O) mark and that it should have no coat of gloss paint on the outside, but its outside supposed to be left in plain wood. Is that correct?




What about the other three, which are supposed to be chinograph pencils? Is it correct that they supposed to be of green, red and blue colours? How should the correct british WWII coloured chinograph pencil looks? Does anyone have an example of such a pencil in collection and and would be willing to post a photo of it to show how  such a pencil should actually look like.


Thanks for any help, Sebastijan

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I might be able to help you out here. I have a WW2 1945 map case used in the Malayan Emergency. It came with those chinograph pencils and some other stuff. I'll post a picture later today. 

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You're in luck. Most of the stuff is from 1943 to the Malayan Emergency. The Major served afterwards as well so the papers are post the emergency.. I thought to include them as it gives a bit of an outline to what else was included.


Hope this helps. 

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