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Ben Franklin 500 No.4 Hard

Brand: Blaisdell Pencil Co.

Made in: USA

This Ben Franklin was made before Blaisdell merged with Berol and still has the Blaisdell mark.


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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.