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J. Thoreau & Son #3 By John Thoreau & Co.


Pencil details

Brand: John Thoreau & Co.

Type: No ferrule

Made in: Concord, Mass

Interesting note:

John Thoreau & Co. was the first American pencil company to offer pencils in four different degrees of hardness. During much of the 1840s, Thoreau made the most highly prized pencils in North America.

According to the Concord Museum there are three known printings on the pencils: J. Thoreau & Son Concord Mass"; one is stamped "John Thoreau" and one is stamped "JThoreau & Co."