Store display box of Eagle slate pencils / wood and cardboard / c. 1890s
The Eagle Pencil Company was founded in 1856, when mass produced pencils were still unpainted to show off the high-quality wood casings — typically Eastern red cedar. By the 1890s manufacturers began to paint their pencils to set their products apart. For well over a century, these wild-hued pencils have remained sharpened but untouched in their original store display box.
New old stock condition with wear to cardboard box (see photos).
11.5 inches wide
7.5 inches long
1.5 inches deep
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