Fred's Pencils

American Centennial

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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: 

It shows a patent date of 1873:

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

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