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Black Lead Pencil 鈥 circa 1820鈥檚

Brand: Benjamin Ball Manufacturer

Made in: USA

Nearly 200 years old!! Learning something new about pencils all the time. This rather crudely made unmarked, squared lead pencil is circa 1820鈥檚 and slightly shorter and thinner than the average pencil. I noticed those characteristics with my J. Thoreau & Sons as well. Clear indications of early 19th century pencil manufacturing in Massachusetts.


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About Benjamin Ball Manufacturer

Between the early 1820s and 1850s there were several small pencil makers near Boston, including William Munroe, John Thoreau, Joseph Dixon, and Benjamin Ball.