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Title Promotional advertising novelty: Venus School Pencil case. American Lead Pencil Co., Hoboken, N.J. N.d., ca. 1930-1950.
Object Name Novelty, Promotional
Catalog Number 2012.001.0140
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections.
Description Promotional advertising novelty: Venus School Pencils case. American Lead Pencil Co., Hoboken, New Jersey. No date, circa 1930-1950.

Printed paper on cardboard tube in the shape of sharpened pencil with pointed wood tip plus shaped; sleeved top end inserted: painted wooden eraser with cardboard tube; 1" diameter x 12" overall length. No stock number or product number found.

Faux eraser has a red border gummed adhesive label attached (plus two strips of vintage clear tape applied over it) with the inkstamp of a company that apparently was a distributor for Venus products:
Kemmerer Paper Co.
Distributor
385-387 Hamilton St.
Alllentown, PA.

The Allentown address for that company is consistent with the probable date range of this item. It was a large company that sold paper containers (i.e. boxes), stationery and school supplies.
Date 1930-1950
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1950
Search Terms American Lead Pencil Company
Caption pencil case: unopened, various side views and detail
Imagefile 173\20120010140.JPG
Classification Advertising
Manufacturing
Business & Commerce