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Embassy 1016-No.2

Brand: Joseph Dixon

Made in: USA

The tapered pencils are in my opinion the creme de la creme when it comes to vintage pencil types.  These pencils were made and therefore so named in the noblest of ways such as President, Embassy, Marnach, Capitol and yes even Senator.  My how things have changed in 100  years.  I have one unsharpened with a few dings and a tad less than perfect print(just the model number is lighter and the No.2 is no longer gold gilded). I wish to offer it at a discount to someone who would love to use and enjoy it.


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About Joseph Dixon

Began as the "Joseph Dixon Crucible Company" (Joseph Dixon: 1799-1869) with its main manufacturing facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dixon was an inventor who received patents in 1850 for the use of graphite crucibles in pottery and steel manufacturing. He died in 1869. Dixon’s son-in-law, Orestes Cleveland, took over as president of the company in 1858. Cleveland served as both mayor of Jersey City as well as a short stint in the U.S. House of Representatives (1869-1871). In 1873 the company bought the American Graphite Company located in Ticonderoga, New York, and in 1913 began integrating the name into its brand as "Dixon Ticonderoga." In 2005, Dixon Ticonderoga was acquired by Italian-based FILA. Learn more about the company’s long history at