Brand: Ruwe Pencil Co.
Made in: USA
Thick, dark extra smooth lead. OMG.....I discovered some imposters amongst the ranks. I purchased a partial gross of these pencils many years ago. Today I discovered 16 of the remaining had a different thinner core of lead. Oh gosh I wonder how many got sent out over the years. These pencils are supposed to have a visibly thicker core. Special Note: The first 16 purchases will get a free error pencil containing what looks like a standard No.2 core along with the softer, thicker, darker original core.
Ruwe Pencil Co. was a small American manufacturer that produced and sold pencils from its headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut. (See the neat old photo postcard below.) In 1988, Florida-based Dixon Ticonderoga Co. purchase Ruwe for $1 million, which was roughly the amount of its annual sales at the time according to newspapers reporting on the deal. That same year Dixon also purchased Shelbyville, Tennessee-based National Pen & Pencil Co. for $6 million.