Kim~Ber~Ly, A Drawing Pencil

DSCF0056DSCF0061DSCF0037DSCF0051DSCF0031

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Kim~Ber~Ly, A Drawing Pencil

  1. Sean says:

    New Jersey; má vlast.

    Like

  2. The cursive writing on the pencil looks so modern — are these recent pencils? And is the holder a salesman’s sample case? And what pencils follow the 9H? Drawing 1, 2, 3, 4? Whatever the answers to these questions, everything here is beautiful.

    Like

    • Sean says:

      These aren’t recent, though I don’t know the date just yet; I’m waiting to hear back from someone who should be able to tell me more. The Kim-Ber-Ly pencil (the hyphens are losing their charm) was first produced around 1908, back when General Pencil Company was called The Pencil Exchange.

      The lower four pencils are “tracing pencils”, which I think were used for lithography work. I don’t know if companies ever sent these out as premiums to dealers, etc., but I think it’s at least a salesman’s sample book. The gift sample items I’ve seen often say something like “With compliments from [company name].”

      Like

  3. Sola says:

    I picked up my first Kimberleys just the other day – so interesting to see their granddaddy 🙂

    Like

  4. Sola says:

    Oops – Kimberley (X). Kimberly (O)

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s