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Dixon's American Graphite Polygrade Pencils

Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

production date
origin
available degrees
circa 1870s to (1920)
USA
S, SM, M, H, VH
 
see also F. Weber & Co. catalog, c1890s, page 145
Frost & Adams Co. catalog, 1905, page 196
Dixon first introduced their American Graphite Polygrade pencils in the 1870s. They were eventually available graded from VVVS (very, very, very soft) to VVVH (hard). These were the first American made pencils to compete with Europe's high-end drawing pencils such as A.W. Faber's Polygrade pencils. In 1917, Dixon introduced the Eldorado which was graded in the now familiar European style of 2B, B, HB, H, 2H, etc. By 1920 the Eldorado had supplanted the American Graphite Polygrade line of pencils.




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Dixon's Artist's Perfected Graphite Polygrade Pencils

Joseph Dixon Crucible Co., Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

production date
origin
available degrees
circa 1870s to (1920)
USA
VVS, VS, S, SM, MB, M, MH, H, VH, VVH
 
see also F. Weber & Co. catalog, c1890s, page 146