Yard O Led Launches Two New Sets: Shropshire and Northumberland
Celebrating 85 Years of Excellence with the "County Series"
Yard O Led will be adding two new silver finishes to their beautiful ballpoint and pencil silver collection: The Northumberland and the Shropshire.
The Yard-O-Led Pencil company, who have been making beautiful, precision-engineered writing implements in England for nearly 85 years, will launch the ‘County Series’ of mechanical pens and pencils to celebrate its upcoming anniversary. Each model will be named after a county that has played an important role in the company’s history.
Inspired by classic designs from the company’s archives, the Shropshire and Northumberland will be the first two models in the series. The ‘Shropshire’ commemorates the many Shropshire born silversmiths who have worked for the company in the seventy years since its move from London’s Hatton Garden to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter following the Second World War.
Whilst the county of Shropshire is now the company’s home, that of its largest British retail chain, The Pen Shop, is in Northumberland and Yard-O-Led is therefore proud to adopt this as the name for the second design in this historic series.
Since its foundation in 1934 with the first patent for a mechanical pencil capable of holding twelve three inch leads, Yard-O-Led has had a history of innovation. Nevertheless, all the company’s writing instruments continue to be hand-made and hallmarked in Birmingham by highly skilled silversmiths out of sterling silver.