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Royal Sovereign Pencil Co

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of 82 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1. (1922)

of Britannia Pencil Works, Neasden, London, NW10. Telephone: Willesden 2407-8. Cables: "Omnimodus, London". (1929)

1920 the Royal Sovereign Pencil Company was formed by amalgamation of two of the leading pencil manufacturers in England, B. S. Cohen and E. Wolff and Sons. The first managing director was Mr. Arthur Johnson

1922 Listed Exhibitor British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of the "Royal Sovereign," "Bank of England," "Spanish Graphite," "Imperial," "Alexandra," and all kinds of Blacklead, Carbon and Coloured Pencils, Crayons and Chalks. (Stand No. K.153) [1]

1926 On the death of Arthur Johnson, Mr. Percy Charnaud succeeded as managing director

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Royal Sovereign Pencils, Bank of England, Spanish Graphite, Blacklead and Coloured Pencils, Pencils for writing on glass, china and all highly polished surfaces, Pastels, Crayons, and Penholders. (Stand No. R.26) [2]

1934 See Royal Sovereign Pencil Co: 1934 Review

1938 Patent - Improved construction of box or carton.

1940 Patent - Improvements in and relating to cases, cartons and the like.


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