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Object ID 002956

Object Name Eagle Pencil Co. Display

Object Desc Display board of Cortex pens from the Eagle Pencil Co., Assortment No. 1015.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003427

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Business/Office


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Grundy's Book exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1909

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords pens,Eagle Pencil Co.,writing instruments,Cortex barnd,

Title Eagle Pencil Co. Display

Description Display board of Cortex pens from the Eagle Pencil Co., New York, USA. Assortment No. 1015. Reg. US. Pat. Off, Great Britain, Canada, and other Countries. Marca Ind. Rda. Dicbre 20, 1909. Card Pat. March 10, 1903. Yellow card with red border, holding 11 pens (4 red, 4 yellow, 3 black). Glued to piece of cardboard that was painted black.


Approx Collection Date

Height 11.5

Length 0

Width 9

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Eagle Pencil Co.

Maker Details The Eagle Pencil Company was founded by Bavarian immigrant Daniel Berolzheimer in 1856 opening a pencil shop in New York City and factory. In 1894 its London office, warehouse and showrooms were opened. The Tottenham, London, UK factory started operating towards the end of 1907. The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 saw the factory pause pencil manufacture and instead produce secret military equipment. A series of post-war corporate acquisitions meant that the Eagle Pencil name was no longer appropriate. In 1969 the company name was changed to Berol, the owning family’s now-shortened surname.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3427



Date FEB 12,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Missing one pen (likely black). Colors are faded. Black paint smeared on edges. Glued to cardboard. Some tape on cardboard holder, which is bent and ripped in places. The number 39 is written in pencil near the top. Stained.