Yard-O-Led Espirit Ball Pen: This new edition to the mini pen range has a different look from the regular pens. They Lacquered the solid silver barrel with color and then they cut a diamond shaped pattern into it. It is then sealed with a clear lacquer, giving the Esprit its finish and style. This pen comes in a wood box with a leather pen holder. It is a gift that will also be appreciated for years.
Yard-O-Led Espirit Ball Pen
Their story spans nearly 200 years, styles may come and go but their attention to detail never stops. In 1816 Sampson Mordan, sets up a goldsmith business in the City of London. In 1822 Sampson Mordan patents his propelling pencil. He registers his patents on June of 1823 and later he registers the same patent again with his partner, on April of 1824. In 1856 Edward Baker & Company gain recognition with a range of silver and gold propelling pencils, swizzle sticks, tooth picks, and other small items. In 1934 Ludwig Brenner, established his business in Charterhouse Street, Birmingham and registers his patent of an improved pencil mechanism.
His patent allows the pencil to hold 12 three-inch leads thus making a yard of lead length. From here the name of the company. For this new product he establishes The Yard-O-Led Pencil Company. In 1952 Frank Tufnell becomes the major shareholder of the Yard-O-Led Company and acquires Edward Baker & Company. During 1972 Tim Tufnell, Frank’s son, joins the business in which his father and grandfather had worked before him. In 1988 The Filofax Group buys Yard-O-Led. In 1994 they established a new workshop in Birmingham, in the heart of the Jewelry Quarter.
Finally, in 2015 Imperial Yard buys the Birmingham plant, along with all the trade and intellectual property of The Yard-O-Led Company. Tim Tufnell accepts the role of Honorary President.