Yard-O-Led – Viceroy Victorian silver

Yard-O-Led – Viceroy Victorian silver

FP Nib M 18K
Condition= Excellent
Complete (With outer box, box & papers)

 

 

 

Description

Description

Today Yard O Led is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fine pens and pencils, as well as one of the most historic craft workshops in Britain. The story begins over over 200 years ago with the founding of a goldsmith in London by Sampson Mordan, an associate of the groundbreaking scientist Michael Faraday. Mordan would shortly go on to patent the world’s first propelling pencil in 1822, which he dubbed ever-pointed. This patent would later be acquired by Edward Baker & Company of Birmingham.

In the early 20th Century, another gold and silversmith was established in London by Ludwig Brenner, who came from Pforzheim, Germany, bringing the secrets of the Black Forest artisans. It was in London that he would perfect the instrument that would secure his fame and fortune: a self propelling pencil holding twelve three-inch leads, the iconic Yard O Led. Brenner went into business with one Frank Tuffnel, whose father had worked with Sampson Mordan, and they founded the official Yard O Led company in 1934.