The Yard-O-Led Pencil Company was founded in 1934 by a Mr Brenner to produce his unique patent for propelling pencils which contained twelve three inch leads (that is to say, 36 inches or a yard of lead). After the war the pencils had riveted clips and silver and gold pencils were fully hallmarked. In 1955 Yard o Led bought Edward Baker and the first YoL ballpoints were made in the Baker workshops and hallmarked EB. Repairs were carried out in an old building in Soho Hill
Today pens and pencils are only made in Silver at their workshop in Spencer Street, Birmingham. The new firm that owns YOL is Imperial Yard headed by Robin Field, who was previously CEO at Filofax
Thanks to Colin Brenner Keates (Mr Brenner's Grandson) for additional information
MINT Early Yard O Led Yard O Lette in Gold fill . Extremely rare to find in this condition. Works Perfectly
Yard O Led Diplomat pencil in Scarce Rhodium Fill art deco pattern. In Perfect Nr MINT condition.
Yard O led Aristocrat in Rare Burgundy Casein with gold fill trim. In Good condition. Works Perfectly.
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Fine Wavy Line Pattern Gold fill. In Absolute Mint Unused condition. Works Perfectly
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Solid Sterling Silver Herringbone pattern. Fully hallmarked and dated 1956. In Perfect condition.
Rare Yard O Led Recorder in Black and Gold fill trim. Very few Plastic Yard O led's Exist. Perfect condition
Extremely Rare Yard O Led Recorder in Burgundy and Gold fill trim. Very few Plastic Yard O led's Exist. Perfect condition
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Solid Silver - Plain Finish. In Absolute MINT Unused condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1963. Beautiful Pencil
Extremely Rare and Beautiful Yard O Led Pencil in Solid 18kt Gold final barley Pattern. Only a handful ever produced. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1967. In Near MINT Condition with just one pin head size scuff mark . No Engraved Names. Heavy, exceptional, high quality pencil
Beautiful Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat Pencil in Gold filled Tear drop pattern. In Nr MINT condition with just one small scuff mark on the barrel and the cap. Works Perfectly
Wonderful Yard O Led Aristocrat Pencil in Gold filled fine Line Pattern. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original box . Works Perfectly
Scarce Late Yard O Led Perfecta pencil in Plain Solid Sterling Silver. Fully hallmarked and dated 1988. In Good condition but with a couple of small dents near the nozzle - Hence competitively priced. Works Perfectly. INT Unused condition in original box . Works Perfectly
Impressive Yard O Led Viceroy Ballpoint in Solid Silver Plain Finish. In Perfect Nr MINT Condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1997. Works Perfectly.
Yard O Led Espirit Ballpoint in Solid Silver With black laque, Diamond cut Pattern. In MINT condition. Fully hallmarked and dated 2012.