This is my Panasonic electronic pencil sharpener. I have no idea what the model number was, if it had one.
I don't know when it was bought. I first remember seeing it in my Dad's law firm when I worked there in the summer of 1982 (I ran the copy machine for $2/hour).
At some point it got relocated to our house, and I took it with me to college, then medical school. It's since sat patiently on my desk, heroically and faithfully performing it's services when called to do so. It's been with me for at least 20 years, and likely more.
This week, it passed into the great machine heaven, done in by having to sharpen 6 dozen pencils in preparation for the new school year. It tried valiantly, but just couldn't handle it.
Besides the Grumpy family, it leaves behind many friends, including a stapler, tape dispenser, and desk lamp.
Services will be held in the next few weeks, as Frank requested an autopsy be performed to see what's inside an electric pencil sharpener.