This pencil has a great family tree. The beginning dates back to 1906 with the Eagle Mikado 174 long ferrule. The Great Granddaddy of the Sanford Mirado and now recently labeled Paper Mate Mirado and Mirado Classic. Sadly the Mirado is no longer made in the USA.
Over the years, Turquoise-stamped pencils have been produced by Eagle, then Berol, then Sanford (which snapped up Empire Berol in 1995). Today, Sanford produces iconic products such as Sharpie markers, Uni-Ball pens, and Prismacolor colored pencils. The company is a division of Newell Brands.