Brand: German Pencil Co.
Made in: USA
Carl Strauss (1873-1957) was an artist and teacher who lived in Ohio, the son of an architect by the same name. Notice it says "The Pencil Sharpener - Tribune Building." All German Pencil Co. pencils are marked "Tribune Building." This No.1 is hexagon shaped.
An American pencil brand based in New York. Know anything else about them? Do tell.