Selectism Columnists’ Billykirk give us a tour of the Musgrave Pencil Co. where they produced some proper pencils to be supplied with their forthcoming No. 231 Hand-Stitched Journal moleskin. “Years ago scores of US pencil manufacturers were competing for your business. The big four manufacturers were: Dixon Crucible Co., Eagle Pencil Co., Eberhard Faber and the American Lead Pencil Co. Beneath these Goliath’s of the pencil industry were a lot of smaller firms trying to get some of the market share. One of those smaller outfits was Musgrave Pencil Co. who’s operation was nestled amongst the red cedars of Shelbyville, TN.”

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