Brand: Berol Pencil Co.
Made in: USA
Here we have an original BNP hackwing featuring a Berol Electronic Scorer 350 pencil, combined with a modern era Blackwing Volumes 344 & a Blackwing Volumes 24 ferrule. Black on red and black on black! These pencils are hand-sharpened with a vintage El Casco sharpener. NOTE: You choose which ferrule you want...red or black.
What’s a hackwing, you ask? Well, for me it’s an original artistic expression. It's also an opportunity to freshen up a vintage pencil and by giving it an upgraded erasing experience.
The company was originally founded in New York City by the Berolzheimer family, and in 1969 became part of Berol Corporation. That same year Eagle Pencil Co. merged with Berol, so you will see many co-branded pencils (such as the Black Warrior or Electronic Scorer) starting in the 1970s.
In 1986 Berol was purchased by Empire, which was purchased by Sanford in 1995, which in 1992 became a division of Newell Rubbermaid (today known as Newell Brands).