Falcon Pencil Works
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1878 to 1920
Black Lead Pencils, Crayons, Indelible Ink Pencils, Drawing Materials and Stationery Novelties, Spanish Graphite Pencils, Paper Cleaners, Leads for Ever-pointed Pencils, Indelible Black and Coloured Pencils, Audascript Pens, the Limnoscope or Drawing Apparatus, Eclipse Marking Ink
Used Raw Materials
Timber, Red Cedar, Graphite, Clay
|1878 |1920 |E. Wolff and Sons |-
E. Wolff and Sons was founded in 1796. Their products were extremely popular and found in markets all over the world. The Falcon Pencil Works opened in 1878 but closed in the early 1920s after a merger with B. S. Cohen to become Royal Sovereign Pencil Company Limited.
This page has a lot of great information about the resources and methods used: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Royal_Sovereign_Pencil_Co:_1934_Review
“Wolff, E. & Son, 55, Great Queen Street, Holborn, W.C., and Falcon Pencil Works, Battersea, London, S.W.
Black Lead Pencils, Crayons, Indelible Ink Pencils.
Drawing Materials and Stationery Novelties
Specialities: Spanish Graphite Pencils, Paper Cleaners, Leads for Ever-pointed Pencils, Indelible Black and Coloured Pencils, Audascript Pens, the Limnoscope or Drawing Apparatus, Eclipse Marking Ink requiring no heating, &c
At Bay No. 9, see processes in connection with the Manufacture of Black Lead Pencils.” https://books.google.ca/books?id=kh4CAAAAQAAJ&lpg=PA198&ots=EyOzmxSg0L&dq=Falcon%20Pencil%20Works%20london&pg=PA198#v=onepage&q=Falcon%20Pencil%20Works%20london&f=false
“Falcon Pencil Works. Elias Wolff was a pencil maker working, in Spitalfields in the 1840s. His pencils were exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition. The Falcon Pencil Works in Gurling’s Yard was built in 1878 for the company. The factory closed in the early 1920s after they were taken over by the new Royal Sovereign Pencil Co. Ltd, and production moved to Neasden.” http://edithsstreets.blogspot.ca/