Brand: Joseph Dixon
Made in: USA
Nice variety of the post WWII era Ticonderoga pencils. The oldest 1388 is marked Leadfast and is really hard to come by in good condition. NOTE: This pencil is in supreme condition.....in fact all of the pencils were pretty much mint however only two out of the pack did not have a cracked ferrule. Now I know there are others out there that use and enjoy pencils......so I willing to sell the remaining 10 pencils without a ferrule if you are interested let me know. I can also customize them by adding a Blackwing ferrule or metal cap. These really are great USA post WWII Tics.
Began as the "Joseph Dixon Crucible Company" (Joseph Dixon: 1799-1869) with its main manufacturing facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dixon was an inventor who received patents in 1850 for the use of graphite crucibles in pottery and steel manufacturing. He died in 1869. Dixon’s son-in-law, Orestes Cleveland, took over as president of the company in 1858. Cleveland served as both mayor of Jersey City as well as a short stint in the U.S. House of Representatives (1869-1871). In 1873 the company bought the American Graphite Company located in Ticonderoga, New York, and in 1913 began integrating the name into its brand as "Dixon Ticonderoga." In 2005, Dixon Ticonderoga was acquired by Italian-based FILA. Learn more about the company’s long history at dixonusa.com.