Made in: Italy
Unusual mark: Fabrica Italiana Di Lapis Ed Affini.
Founded in Florence, Italy in 1920, F.I.L.A. stands for: Fabbrica = Factory, Italiana di = of Italian, Lapis = pencils, ed Affini = and related products (pens, erasers, etc.). Today, the F.I.L.A. Group manufactures pencils, paper, and art supplies under a variety of brand names including Dixon, Ticonderoga, Lyra, Prang, and Strathmore.