Made in: USA
Looks to be my oldest version of the Prang Sketching pencil. This pencil looks to be skillfully whittled down, but not completely. Wonder what happened to halt such an undertaking and why it was never completed.
Named after Louis Prang, "the father of educational art in America". Established in 1835, Prang is the original brand of the American Crayon Company, very much like Venus Velvet is a brand of the American Pencil Company. Later to be manufactured by Dixon and now part of the Fila Group Company.