My Collection – Photos and Commentary

American Centennial

In honor of the recent 238th anniversary of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776, I present to you a very special pencil produced for the 100th anniversary in 1876. 

Appropriately, it is Centennial, from the American Lead Pencil Company.

The pencil is triangular, with red, white, and blue sides: 

CentennialCentennial CoCentennial blue

Centennial Triangular

It shows a patent date of 1873:

Centennial close

I also have this Centennial 1876 made somewhat later by Dixon.  But in my opinion, it’s not quite as nice:

Dixon Centennial

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5 responses

  1. Matt

    Wow! That’s fantastic.

    July 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  2. What to add – only fantastic too !

    July 8, 2014 at 12:03 am

  3. Anonymous

    I imagine the Dixon Centennial was made in 1976. A centennial of a centennial. Why didn’t they just call it Bicentennial 1976?

    July 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

  4. Steve Ellis

    Love it!

    January 31, 2015 at 3:33 am

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