1890s Pencils

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.

 

Condition

New old stock condition with wear to cardboard box (see photos).

 

Measurements

11.5 inches wide

7.5 inches long

1.5 inches deep

 

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$650

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