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Black Lead Pencil by Benjamin Ball Manufacturer

 
   

Pencil details

Brand: Benjamin Ball Manufacturer

Type: No ferrule

Made in: Harvard, Mass.

Interesting note:

NEARLY 200 years old!! Learning something new about pencils all the time. These rather cruedly made unmarked, squared lead pencils circa 1820's are slightly shorter and thinner than the average pencil. Noticed those characteristics with my J. Thoreau & Sons as well. Clear indications of early 19 century pencil manufacturering in Massachusetts.

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