Yard O Led

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


Superb Yard O Led Aristocrat in Solid Sterling Silver with Barley Pattern. This pencil is in Absolute MINT Unused condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1949. Works perfectly and rare to find in this condition

c1949

£125


Superb Yard O Led Aristocrat in Gold fill with Barley Pattern. This pencil is in Absolute MINT Unused condition.  Works perfectly and rare to find in this condition

c1949


Yard O led Aristocrat in Rare Burgundy Casein with gold fill trim. In Good condition. Works Perfectly.

c1952

£60


Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Fine Wavy Line Pattern Gold fill.  In Absolute Mint Unused condition. Works Perfectly

c1952

£69


Yard O Led Aristocrat in Solid Sterling Silver Herringbone pattern. Fully hallmarked and dated 1956. In Perfect condition.

c1956


Rare Yard O Led Recorder in Black and Gold fill trim. Very few Plastic Yard O led's Exist. Perfect condition

c1958

£70


Extremely Rare Yard O Led Recorder in Burgundy and Gold fill trim. Very few Plastic Yard O led's Exist. Perfect condition

c1958

£75


Yard O Led Aristocrat in Solid Silver  - Plain Finish.  In Absolute MINT Unused condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1963. Beautiful Pencil

c1963


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

c1974

£69


Wonderful Yard O Led Aristocrat Pencil in Gold filled fine Line Pattern.  In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original box . Works Perfectly

c1974

£80


Scarce Yard O Led Ballpoint in Solid Sterling Silver.  In Perfect Near MINT condition in original box. Fully hallmarked and dated 1976. Works perfectly with refills still available

c1976

£148


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.

c1988


Beautiful Scarce Yard O Led Regent Ballpoint in Solid Sterling Silver with wavy line pattern panels. In MINT Condition. Fully hallmarked and dated 1995. Works Perfectly.

c1997

£235


Impressive Yard O Led Viceroy Ballpoint in Solid Silver Plain Finish. In Perfect Nr MINT Condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1997. Works Perfectly.

c1997

£195


Yard O Led Espirit Ballpoint in Solid Silver With black laque, Diamond cut Pattern. In MINT condition. Fully hallmarked and dated 2012.

c2012

£145