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L&C Hardtmuth Koh-I-Noor British Graphite Leads

Koh-I-Noor British Graphite Compressed Lead Refills

L&C Hardtmuth, Austria

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
15 in 1901: BBBBBB to HHHHHHH ; 17 in 1905: 6B to 9H
6
wood core with paperboard shell
1889 to (1920s)
Austria
  
see also Keuffel & Esser catalog, 1900-1901, p 278
Frost & Adams Co. catalog, 1905, p 178
Wadsworth Howland & Co. catalog, 1909, p 116
Keystone Blue Paper Co. catalog, circa 1910, p 191
Keuffel & Esser catalog, 1913, p 282
New York Blue Print Paper Co. catalog, 1921, p 256

Koh-I-Noor Lead Refills No. 2200

L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
17: 6B to 9H
6
wood core with paperboard shell
1920s
Czechoslovakia
  
see also Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1928, p 257
Frederick Post Co. catalog, 1936, p 283
Keuffel & Esser catalog, 1936, p 298

Koh-I-Noor Leads 2200

L&C Hardtmuth, Czechoslovakia

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
17: 6B to 9H
12
wood core with paperboard shell
1930s
USA
  
see also Charles Bruning Co. catalog, 1936, p 216
Koh-I-Noor Pencil Co. catalog, 1937, p 4
B.K. Elliot catalog, 1938, page 259
Eugene Dietzgen Co. catalog, 1939, p 83

Koh-I-Noor Leads 2200

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L&C Hardtmuth, (Czechoslovakia)

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
17: 6B to 9H
6
wood core with paperboard shell
(1940)
Czechoslovakia
  
This box is a bit of a mystery.  It’s the only one of this style I’ve ever seen with a red logo.  All the other hundreds I’ve seen were like those below, with blue logos.  My theory is that this was the first replacement for the old, familiar blue box and everyone said, “Hey, you stupid mother fuckers!  Your lead has come in a blue box for FIFTY years.  What the hell is this red shit?”  So they compromised and replaced the red with blue.  Maybe.

You know, gang.  It’s crazy late night rants like this that are going to get this website filtered out of your children’s schools.  It seems most schools these days waste money on internet blocking software.  Now, when your child goes to look up “Koh-I-Noor model 2200 lead in a red and brown box” for his dumb-ass research paper and he can’t find a word about Koh-I-Noor lead, you’ll know why.  Oooooh!  He said a bad word!  Naughty, naughty.  It’s fine if some moron on a personal vendetta wants to send your children to go kill Arabs for their oil, but heaven fucking forbid junior should use a “dirty” word to add flair to his dumb-ass-mother-fucking research paper.



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Koh-I-Noor Graphite Leads 2200

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L&C Hardtmuth, Inc., Bloomsbury, New Jersey

lead type
lead size
available degrees/colors
package quantity
package composition
production date
origin
graphite
2 mm
17: 6B to 9H
12
wood core with paperboard shell
1940s–1970s
Czechoslovakia
  
see also Keuffel & Esser Co. catalog, 1943, p 188
Gordon Draftsmen's Supply Co. catalog, 1948, p 51
J.H. Weil & Co. catalog, 1953, p 213
Defiance Sales Corp. catalog, 1955, p 248
Charles Bruning General Catalog, 1957, p 205
Koh-I-Noor dealer brochure, c. 1974
Art Brown catalog, 1978, p 100