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Quiz 444 2 4/8

Brand: Ruwe Pencil Co.

Made in: USA

I've seen this one in a few colors now.  On the reverse is "Every Idea is a link in the chain of progress"; no doubt specially made for some company.

About Ruwe Pencil Co.

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.