The Fabrique genevoise de crayons was founded in Geneva in 1915 when Arnold Schweitzer purchased the Ecridor Pencil Factory. In 1924, Arnold Schweitzer named his new company after Caran d’Ache, the nickname of the French satiric political cartoonist Emmanuel Poiré (who in turn took his name from карандаш (karandash), the Russian word for pencil..
The company Produced many beautiful writing instrument and in 1929 patented the 1st mechanical Pencil..
Known for exceptional Quality this Company still produces high Quality, Fountain Pens, Ballpoints and Pencils
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Scarce Early Caran d’Ache Ecridor Pencil in Solid Silver. In Perfect Near Mint condition in original Box with papers and replacement Leads. Measures 107 mm long
Caran d’Ache Madison Pencil in Silver fill . In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Box. Engraved “Groupe Blanc & Paiche”. Superb quality Item
Caran d’Ache Ecridor Hypnose Fountain Pen in silver fill with DIamond pattern. This pen has never been inked and is in MINT, as New condition in original Box. Fitted with the original medium tipped nib.
Magnificant Limited Edition Caran d’Ache “La Modernista” in Rhodium Filled Solid Sterling Silver with Hand applied Enamelling. Number 1787 of only 1888 made. Acclaimed as the most innovative and original pen by a panel of 100 experts at the Paris Pen Show in November 1995. In Near Mint condition with just a few marks on the Rhodium plating but no dents or damage. Fitted with the original 18kt white gold medium tipped nib. Cartridge fill but complete with original converter. Very Large Heavy pen with over 100 grams of silver. Measures 153 mm long capped.
Caran d’Ache Leman fountain Pen in Saphire Blue and Gold filled trim. This pen is in Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Box with outer box and papers. Never Inked. Complete with converter. Fitted with the original twin tone 18kt gold, super smooth medium tipped nib. Superb, Heavy, high quality Pen.
RARE Caran d’Ache Limited Edition 80th Anniversary Ecridor Silver Ballpen and Mechanical Pencil Set. In Solid Sterling Silver. Both in Absolute Mint Unused condition in original Wooden Box with papers. Number 61 of only 800 ever made. Exceptional Quality, highly collectable Item.