In 1822, the first ever propelling pencil was invented and patented by a man called Sampson Mordan. Through into the next century his family-run business continued to develop the unique design of carrying twelve three inch leads inside the barrel. It is from this feature that the name Yard-O-Led evolved.
In 1934 the Yard-O-Led Pencil Company was founded and has continued the traditions of craftsmanship and excellence established over 170 years ago. Influenced by original designs of the 19th and 20th centuries, the range of Yard-O-Led writing instruments has expanded to include ballpens, fountain pens and rollerball pens alongside the traditional propelling pencil handcrafted from hallmarked sterling silver. Each Yard-O-Led pen or pencil carries a lifetime guarantee.
If you would like your new Yard-O-Led pen or pencil engraved, please contact us for details.