Brand: L&C Hardtmuth
Made in: Czechoslovakia
This pencil is noticeably thicker than the normal round pencils and the core of the lead is actually thinner. More then likely this is a type of Shorthand or Steno pencil. 6 to a box.
L&C Hardtmuth was formed in 1790 by Josef Hardtmuth in Vienna, Austria. In 1802 he patented the first pencil lead made from a combination of clay and graphite, and in 1848 the company was moved to the city of Budweis in what is today the Czech Republic. In 1888 they introduced the KOH-I-NOOR pencil, named after the largest known diamond in the world at that time. Today the company operates under the name KOH-I-NOOR HARDTMUTH. Learn more about this company’s fascinating history here.