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Ben Franklin 500 No.1 Soft

Brand: Blaisdell Pencil Co.

Made in: USA

Four different variations of the Ben Franklin 500.  The top three models are made under Blaisdell while the bottom would no doubt be considered a Berol.  NOTE: The bottom Berol Ben Franklin model in the larger gallery picture is available for purchase.


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About Blaisdell Pencil Co.

Founded in 1893, Blaisdell Pencil Co. was based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and had a short stint in England, too. Founder Frederick Blaisdell was granted a U.S. patent in 1895 for the shelf-sharpening paper-pencil. Until about 1946, Blaisdell was the sole manufacturer of a pencil with a string sharpening feature. The company became a subsidiary of Eagle Pencil Company around the 1930s, and eventually merged with Berol.