My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Joseph Dixon’s THE CRUCIBLE

When Joseph Dixon started his company in 1827 and for many years thereafter, the flagship product was crucibles, including ones made of graphite.  Hence a crucible became the logo on many of the pencil brands that the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company produced.  This logo disappeared in the early 1900’s (I’ll leave it for someone else to figure out exactly when), so pencils having the crucible mark are oldies.  Without further ado, I bring you some

Dixon Brands Bearing Crucible Logo

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Interestingly, the Metropolitan and Cabinet brands are not here, even though I have several old ones.  Why? I don’t think it’s about quality, as a wide range is shown.

If you look closely, you’ll see that there’s quite a bit of variation in the look of the crucibles.  We have…

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   the Nicely Shaped

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   the Bell

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   the Tube

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   the Chef’s Hat

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   the Cup

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   and one with the spout on the left!

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This is what a real crucible looks like:

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8 responses

  1. Excellent blog! Interesting categories!!!! Love them crucibles!!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 5:54 am

    • Glad you like it! Thank you for your comment and being a Subscriber.

      May 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

  2. Silvana

    I really like your blog!!!
    Congratulations (from Argentina 🙂

    May 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    • Thank you! I will try to keep it interesting.

      May 10, 2011 at 9:13 pm

  3. Jose Paulo Soares

    Very Good and interesting.
    Keep doing…
    Regards from Portugal

    May 13, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  4. Steve

    Wow. Amazing collection. I’ll come back often.

    thank-you.

    May 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

  5. Joan Sutherland

    I’m trying to find info about Joseph Dixon’s relatives (pencil and company maker…it’s true! Do you have information about this?

    May 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

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