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Mikado/Mirado 174 No.2

Brand: Eagle Pencil Co.

Made in: USA

A whole lotta Mikado/Mirado right there! 100 year span! The top Mikado has a pat. date of 1906 and the bottom pencil is circa 2006. Mikado (Japanese for "exalted gate") is the poetical title associated by some foreign countries with the sovereignty of Japan. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Eagle changed the name of the pencil from Mikado to Mirado.

About Eagle Pencil Co.

The company was originally founded in New York City by the Berolzheimer family, and in 1969 became part of Berol Corporation. Berol was purchased by Empire in 1986, which was purchased by Sanford in 1995 (which is today a division of Newell Brands).