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rev 2006 May 14

This is my attempt to compile a comprehensive list leadholder lead. Some of the company names have been inferred from the markings on packages, and so may be inaccurate. Products in this list that are part of the Leadholder collection are linked to the Galleries. If you have an item not on this list, by all means, contact me and I'll add it. This list does not include thin lead (1.5 mm or smaller). The information in the description column is primarily to distinguish between similar items. Unless otherwise indicated, lead is 2 mm diameter.

Alvin Alvin & Co. Inc., Windsor, Connecticut, USA
model
5018 Alvin Paramount Constant Refill Leads
description
paper box
origin qty
12
variations
... B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H...
5018/3 Alvin "Constant" Drawing Leads
5018 Alvin "Constant" Drawing Leads
5018/3 Alvin "Constant" Drawing Leads
Alvin "DBGM" leads
plastic pouch
plastic case with slide open end
paper tube w/ plastic ends
plastic case
3
12
3
12
2B, H, 2H, 4H, 6H, ?
2B, H, 2H, 4H, 6H, ?
... HB, H, 2H, ...
?
American Pencil Co. New York City
model
842 Venus Refill Leads
842 Venus Drawing Leads
842 Venus Drawing Leads
description
art nouveau paper box; wood core
green and yellow paper box; wood core
plastic/paper case; "pat 1,738,888"
origin qty
6
6
6
variations
H-4H, ?
H-4H, ?
... H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
Baignol & Farjon France
model
l'ere Marque
l'ere Marque
description
paper box with corrugated paper core
paper box with wood core
origin
France
France
qty
6
6
variations
-
-
Berol
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Best Pencil Co. Richard Best Pencil Co., USA
model
6610 Damascus Drawing Lead
description
paper box; wood core
origin qty
6
variations
2B...4H, 5H, 6H
Bohemia Works
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Caran d’Ache Switzerland
model
6077.262 Caran d’Ache Technograph
description
plastic box
origin qty
12
variations
... H, 2H, ...
Cardinell
model
Cardinell Master Mechanical Drawing Leads
description
plastic tube
origin qty
12
variations
... 4H, ...
Charvoz
model description origin variations
see Lyra
Conté France
model
description origin qty variations
Cretacolor Austria
model
description origin qty variations
Criterium
(see Conté)
Dahle Germany, founded 1930
model description origin qty variations
Damascus
(see Best Pencil Company)
Dietzgen USA
model
3162-L2 Dietzgen "Designo" Leads
3162-L6 Dietzgen "Designo" Leads
3145-6L Dietzgen "Perfect Point" Leads
3145-6L Dietzgen "Perfect Point" Leads
description
slide-top plastic box
white paper box w/ wood core
paper box w/ wood core
blue w/ red cap paper tube
origin qty
2
6
6
6
variations
HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
Dietzgen MIFA Flat Leads, 0.012 in.
Dietzgen MIFA Flat Leads, 0.018 in.
?
?
12
12
H, 2H, 4H
H, 2H, 4H
Dixon Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., USA
model
Dixon's Eldorado Refill Leads;
Dixon's Typhonite Eldorado Refill Leads
165 Dixon's Typhonite Eldorado Refill Leads
description
blue paper box w/ silver text; wood core
blue & yellow paper box; short label; wood core
blue & yellow paper box; long label; wood core
origin qty
6
6
6
variations
4B, ... 2H, 3H, 4H, ... 8H
4B, ... 2H, 3H, 4H, ... 8H
4B, ... 2H, 3H, 4H, ... 8H
Eagle/Berol/Sanford USA
model
941 Eagle Copying Leads for Auto. Pencils
942 Eagle Copying Leads for Auto. Pencils
943 Eagle Copying Leads for Auto. Pencils
944 Eagle Copying Leads for Auto. Pencils
description
paper box; best copying
paper box; copying
paper box; medium copying
paper box; faint copying
origin qty
6
6
6
6
variations
none
none
none
none
971 Eagle Artist Lds for Automatic Pencils
971 1/2 Eagle Artist Lds for Auto. Pencils
972 Eagle Artist Lds for Automatic Pencils
972 1/2 Eagle Artist Lds for Auto. Pencils
973 Eagle Artist Lds for Automatic Pencils
974 Eagle Artist Lds for Automatic Pencils
paper box; Extra Soft
paper box; Soft
paper box; Soft Medium
paper box; Medium
paper box; Hard
paper box; Extra Hard
6
6
6
6
6
6
none
none
none
none
none
none
Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
2375 Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
2375 Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
2375 Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
paper tube
paper box w/ wood core; slide tray
metal copper color paper box w/ wd core; center split
dull copper color paper box w/ wd core; center split
2
6
6
6
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
2375 Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
2375 Eagle Turquoise Drawing Leads
plastic case w/ tray
plastic case w/ tray
10
12
2H, ?
2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
2375 Berol Turquoise Eagle Drawing Leads
2375 Berol Turquoise Drawing Leads
plastic case w/ tray
plastic case w/ tray
12
12
2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
2B, B, HB, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
6375 Eagle Turq Drwg Leads Filmograph
6375 Berol Turquoise Eagle Drawing Leads
plastic case w/ tray
Filmograph; plastic case w/ tray
12
12
E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, variety pack
E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, variety pack
Eagle Turquoise Colored Leads
Eagle Turquoise Colored Leads
2376 Eagle Turq Colored Drawing Leads
2376 Berol Turq Eagle Colored Drwg Leads
2376 Berol Turquoise Colored Drwg Leads
paper box w/ wood core; slide tray
paper box w/ wood core; center split
plastic case w/ tray
plastic case w/ tray
plastic case w/ tray
6
6
12
12
12
blue, emerald green, red, vermilion, white, yellow
blue, emerald green, red, vermilion, white, yellow
blue, green, carmine red, yellow, ?
blue, green, carmine red, yellow, lt. blue, ?
non-photo blue, ?
Faber-Castell, A.W. Stein, Germany; Newark, New Jersey
model
A. W. Faber Siberian Leads
A. W. Faber Siberian Leads
description
blk paper bx; wd core; small label
blk paper bx; wd core; full-box label
origin qty
6
6
variations
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
1915 AWF Filmar Dri-Line
1930 AWF Techno-Tone Drawing Refill Lds
1930 AWF Techno-Tone Refill Leads
5530 AWF-Castell Filmar Drawing Lead
clear plastic tube
green paper box; wood core; "Winner...1930"
black plastic tube
clear plastic tube
12
6
12
12
FC-H, ?
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
... 3H, ...
FC-HB, ?
9030 AWF Castell Pencil Works Ld
9030 AWF Castell
9030 AWF-Castell Imported Dwg Leads
9030 AW Faber Castell Refill Lead
9030 AW Faber Castell Refill Lead
9030 AW Faber Castell Drawing Ld
9030 AW Faber Castell Drawing Ld
9030 AW Faber Castell Drawing Ld
9032 Faber-Castell
green & white paper box; wood core
silver paper box
silver paper tube; "Industrial Packing"
opaque green plastic tube; "American Zone Ger."
opaque green plastic tube; "West Germany"
transparent green plastic tube
slide-open green plastic case
slide-open white plastic case
plastic case w/ cap
6
6
6
12
12
12
12
12
2
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
?
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, ... 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, ... 8H
... 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, ...
9040 Castell flat graphite leads
9040 Castell flat colored leads
9051 Castell colored drawing leads
9054 AW Faber Castell Drawing Ld
?
?
?
transparent plastic tube
18
18
12
12
4B thru 10H
blue, green, red, yellow
blu, lt blu, brn, carmn, dk grn, lt grn, orn, red, slv, violt, wht, yel
blue, green, orange, red, silver, silver retouching, white, yellow
9180 AWF Castell TK Color Lead
9180 AW Faber Castell colored lead
9040 AW Faber Castell Flat Drwg Ld
9071 AW Faber Castell Drawing Ld
9071 Faber-Castell Drawing Lead
9073 Faber-Castell colored lead
silver paper box
slide-open white plastic case
? tube
slide-open green plastic case; "TK" cast
slide-open dk. green plastic case; "TK" imprint
4.2 mm; plastic case
6
12
12
10
10
6
107, 201, 207, 215, 218, 242, 243, 266, 276, 290, 281
107, 201, 207, 215, 218, 242, 243, 266, 276, 290, 281
HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H, 10H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, ... 8H
6B, ... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, ... 8H
black, red, ?
Faber, Eberhard USA
model
EF "Van Dyke" Microtomic
EF "Van Dyke" Microtomic
EF Microtomic Van Dyke Drawing Leads
EF Microtomic Van Dyke Drawing Leads
description
green paper box; wd core; "Drawing Leads"
green paper box; wd core; "Leads for Artist's Pncls"
silver paper box; wd core
silver paper box; wd core; "Hi-Density Graphite"
origin qty
6
6
6
6
variations
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6100-2 EF Microtomic Hi-Density Leads
6100-2 EF Microtomic Hi-Density Leads
paper tube
plastic tube w/ eraser endcaps
2
2
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
3100 EF Colorbrite Colored Leads
3100 EF Colorbrite Colored Leads
3100 EF Colorbrite Colored Leads
paper box w/ wood core; colorful cap
paper box w/ wood core; white cap
plastic case w/ lead pointer
6
6
12
blue, lt blue, green, lt green, orange, red, silver, white, yellow
blue, vermilion, yellow, lt green
green, red, ?
Faber, Johann Germany, London
model

description origin qty variations
Fedra West Germany
model
description origin
Germany
qty variations
GakkenJapan
model
SAM
description
plastic tube
origin
Japan
qty
5
variations
unknown
General Pencil Co. USA
model
526 Kimberly Refill Drawing Leads
description
green paper box w/ wood core
origin qty
6
variations
5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H
Grafo
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Hardtmuth, L. & C.
(see Koh-I-Noor)
Helix Medford, New York, USA
model
unknown model

description
plastic case
origin qty
12
variations
?
Kern Switzerland
model
unknown model

description
clear 2 part plastic case
origin qty
12
variations
?
Keuffel & Esser USA
model
58 0369 Drawing Leads
description
plastic leads; paper tube
origin qty
12
variations
2S, 3S, 4S, 5S, 6S, 7S
Kimberly
(see General Pencil Co.)
Koh-I-Noor L&C Hardtmuth, Austria, Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, USA
model
2018 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth
2018 Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth AG
description
5.6 mm; paper box; Czechoslovakia
5.6 mm; plastic box; Czech
origin qty
6
6
variations
6B, 4B, 2B
6B, ?
2200-I Koh-I-Noor
2200-D Koh-I-Noor
2200-D Koh-I-Noor
slide-top plastic case
slide-top plastic case
red 2 part plastic case
2
2
2
H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, ?
F, ?
2B, B, typ
L&C Hardt. K-I-N Compressed Refill Leads
2200 L&C Hardtmuth Koh-I-Noor
2200 L&C Hardtmuth Koh-I-Noor
blue paper box w/ wood core, w/ black text
paper box w/ wood core; "British Graphite"
blue paper box w/ wood core
6
6
6
B, HB, H-4H, ?
B, HB, H-4H, ?
4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, H-4H, ?
2200 Koh-I-Noor
2200 Koh-I-Noor
2200 Koh-I-Noor
2200-M Koh-I-Lar
brwn&blu paper box; wd core; addr. on side
brwn&blu papr box; wd core; addr. on bak; deg. print
brwn&blu papr box; wd cor; addr. on bak; deg. stamp
2.5 mm; plastic case with diagonal blue cap
6
6
6
6
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
6B, 5B, 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
B, ?
2200-I Koh-I-Noor
"Ejectomatic" case, spring 12 4B, ?
2200-I Koh-I-Noor Flexicolor Lead
2200-I Koh-I-Noor Flexicolor Lead
2200 Koh-I-Noor
"Ejectomatic" case, spring
"Ejectomatic" case, thin
red 2 part plastic case
12
12
12
blue, green, dark red, orange, white, ?
blue, white, yellow, ?
typ
222 10 Koh-I-Noor Luxoscript red/gry 2 part plast. case 2 F, ?
2600 Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Leads
O-2600 Koh-I-Noor Polycolor Leads
2601 Koh-I-Noor Carbon Leads
2601/2 Koh-I-Noor "Black Chalk Refills"
2610 Koh-I-Noor Negro Leads
2615 Koh-I-Noor White Chalk Leads
2620 Koh-I-Noor Sanquine Leads
2625 Koh-I-Noor Charcoal Leads
2632 Koh-I-Noor Roman Sepia Leads
2633 Koh-I-Noor Cold Sepia Leads
2635 Koh-I-Noor Silver Leads
2636 Koh-I-Noor Gold Leads
L&C Hardtmuth Koh-I-Noor
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box?; 1 ea. of 24 colors
3.15 mm(?); paper box
3.15 mm(?); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
7/32 in. (5.5 mm); paper box
3.15 mm; ?
6
24
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
?
24 colors; see p7, 1937 Koh-I-Noor catalog
none
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1, 2, ?
1, 2
none
none
1, 2, 3
none
none
none
none
4B, ?
4190 (CZ) Koh-I-Noor yellow plastic slide-top case 12 HB, typ
4865 (CZ) Koh-I-Noor
4865 Bohemia Works "Blacksun"
5.6 mm "Tuha Grafitová"; paper box
5.6 mm; plastic box
6
6
6B, ?
4B, ?
Lamy Germany
model
M 42
M 43
description
3.15 mm colored; paper box
3.15 mm graphite; paper box
origin qty
3
3
variations
none
4B, ?
Lyra Orlow Lyra Bleistift-Fabrik, Germany.
model
37-7512 "Charvoz"
37-7512 "Lyra Charvoz"
description
top-hinged plastic box
top-hinged plastic box
origin qty
12
12
variations
4H, ?
2H, ?
6317 Lyra Orlow Eliograph
6317 Lyra Orlow Techno
description
clear plastic tube
plastic hinged "coffin" box
5
12
... 2H, ...
... 4H, ...
Mars
(see Staedtler)
Nestler
model
370 Nestler Professional
description
hinged plastic "coffin" box
origin qty
12
variations
... 2B, B, HB, H, ...
Nobema
model
8002 Durer Drafting Leads
description
?
origin qty
?
variations
4H, typ
Pentel Japan. Also Pentel of America, Ltd., California
model
CH12 Pentel Refill Lead
description
plastic tube
origin qty
3
variations
B, HB, H
rotring Germany
model
505 204
505 205
505 206
505 207
505 208
505 209
505 210
505 211
505 212
505 213
505 215
505 218
description
plastic case; 4B
plastic case; 3B
plastic case; 2B
plastic case; B
plastic case; HB
plastic case; F
plastic case; H
plastic case; 2H
plastic case; 3H
plastic case; 4H
plastic case; 6H
plastic case; 8H
origin qty
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
variations
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
none
Sanford
(see Eagle/Berol/Sanford)
Schwan Stabilo
model
6125 Stabilo Bleiminen
description
paper box
origin qty
6
variations
... 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
Scott
(see Alvin)
Staedtler Mars Germany
model
Staedtler "Black Leads"
Staedtler Mars Lumograph Drwg Lds
200 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
"Staedtler Mars"
description
paper box w/ wood core; vertical label
paper tube
plastic tube with white stripe
plastic tube
plastic 2 part case; possibly sold only as part of set
origin qty
6
2
2
2
2
variations
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
?
1904 Stdtlr Mars Lumograph Drwg Leads
1904 Stdtlr Mars Lumograph Drwg Leads
1904 Stdtlr Mars Lumograph Drwg Leads
paper box w/ wood core
paper box w/ wood core; "12 Leads" sticker
paper box w/ wood core; "12 Leads" printed
6
12
12
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ... 8H, ...
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
... HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ...
1904 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
1904 Staedtler Mars Lumograph
hinged-end plastic case; older line drawn head logo
hinged-end plastic case; newer abstract head logo
12
12
... 2H, 3H, ...
... HB, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, ...
200 EB Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 6B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 5B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 4B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 3B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 2B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 B Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 HB Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 F Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 2H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 3H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 4H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 5H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 6H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 7H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 8H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
200 9H Staedtler Mars Lumograph
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case; purple pushbutton
roll-top plastic case; blue pushbutton
roll-top plastic case; black pushbutton
roll-top plastic case; green pushbutton
roll-top plastic case; orange pushbutton
roll-top plastic case; red pushbutton
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
EB
6B
5B
4B
3B
2B
B
HB
F
H
2H
3H
4H
5H
6H
7H
8H
9H
200 E2 Staedtler Mars Lumograph plastic tube 2 EB, 6B-B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, ... 9H
200 N2 Staedtler Mars Dynagraph roll-top plast. case; old, less abstract logo; orng cap 12 N2
1923 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
1929 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
hinged-end plastic case
hinged-end plastic case
12
12
green
carmine
204 0 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 2 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 5 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 6 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 7 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 9 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 10 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 23 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 29 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 38 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 62 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
204 S12 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
208 30 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
208 40 Staedtler Mars Lumochrom
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
roll-top plastic case
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
12
white
red
green
violet
tan
gray
yellow
purple
magenta
turquoise
magenta-ish
multi color
non-photo blue
non-print purple
TEC Pencil Co.
(see Vemco TEC)
Teledyne Post
(see Post)
Turquoise
(see Eagle / Berol / Sanford)
Uni (Mitsubishi Pencil Co.) Japan
model
HL-2420 Uni
description
red plastic box
origin qty
12
variations
... HB, H, 2H, ...
Vemco Pasadena, California, USA
model
TEC Leads
TEC Leads
Vemco TEC Leads
description
paper box
plastic tube
plastic tube
origin qty
144
12
12
variations
B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
?
3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H
Venus see American Pencil Co.