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Title Catalogue, American Pencil Co., Hoboken, N.J. N.d.; circa 1936-1937; date stamped June 1937.
Object Name Catalog
Catalog Number 2009.006.0145
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Catalogue, American Pencil Company, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1936-1937; received date stamp on back cover, June 15, 1937, David Kahn, Inc. Softcover, 8-3/8" wide x 10-5/8" high, 52 pp. plus covers. Cover is color lithograph; rest of catalog is printed in black-and-white. This was a wholesale catalog with prices as listed intended for dealers.

The company was better known as the American Lead Pencil Company as seen in the facsimile letterhead on page 18. It had a manufacturing complex on the north side of Fifth Street in Hoboken between Willow Avenue and Clinton Street.

"Venus" was the major brand name used by the company, but they had several other brands as seen on page 2, Alphabetical Index. Besides the very wide range of pencils for personal use as well as professional use (graphic arts, artists, etc.), the product range included erasers, rubber bands, fountain pens, pen holders, pouches, pencil boxes and even eyebrow pencils. Shown are many retail display fixtures for stocking and display of the products.

Pages 51-52 have an illustrated article: The Story of the Lead Pencil. It has history of the pencil and how pencils are made.
Date 1937
Year Range from 1937
Year Range to 1937
Search Terms American Lead Pencil Company
Caption front cover
Imagefile 070\20090060145.TIF
Classification Business & Commerce
Manufacturing
Retail