Brand: Royal Sovereign Pencil Co.
Made in: England
A very old example of a triangular pencil. The three sides have a very sharp angle compared to the modern Trys. Could it be that Richard Best got their idea from this pencil. Incredible resemblance to their Try-Rex 33 isn't it? Same color, same triangular shape and No. 33 instead of No. 333.
Founded in 1919, the company was formed as a collaboration between two British pencil manufacturers: The House of Arthur Johnson (est. 1803) and E. Wolff & Son (est. 1796). Many Royal Sovereign pencils bare the mark of Arthur Johnson, and if so will have “Made by The Royal Sov.” imprinted on the reverse of the pencil. Royal Sovereign was acquired by Staedtler in the late 1980s.