Brand: General Pencil Co.
Made in: USA
The older pencil on the bottom has a much larger diameter. This was common in early drawing pencil production in order to house the larger diameter thick dark lead of the 6B drawing pencils for many pencil companies.
Founded by Oscar Weissenborn in 1889 as the Pencil Exchange, it was renamed General Pencil Company in 1923. The family-owned enterprise continues to manufacture pencils today from their factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. Learn more at General Pencil Company website.