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
RARE Early Large Size Yard O Led 4 sided Pencil in Gold fill, art Deco Pattern. In Perfect condition but with some brassing. Measures 123 mm long. Highly Collectable very early Pencil
RARE Early Yard O Led 4 sided “Yard O Lette” in Solid Sterling Silver. In Fair Condition, quite worn and a few small ding marks. Measures 118 mm long.
RARE Early Yard O Led 4 sided Yard O Lette in Gold fill with Art deco pattern Panels. In Perfect condition. Measures 118 mm long.
RARE Full Size Early Yard O Led 6 sided Gold filled Diplomat with Diagonal Panel Decoration. In Good condition with no damage or dents.
Yard O Led 6 sided Diplomat in Silver fill with fine wavy line and plain panel Pattern. In Perfect condition
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Platinine with Fine Barley Pattern panels. In remarkable Absolute MINT Condition in Original Box.
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Gold fill , fine Barley pattern. In Near MINT condition. Engraved Initials P.W.H. Works perfectly.
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Gold fill , fine Barley pattern. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Box.
RARE Early Yard O Led Ballpoint in Solid Silver Fine Barley Pattern. In Near MINT Condition Fully hallmarked and dated 1953. Refills are readily available for these pens.
Yard O Led Diplomat in Wavy Line Pattern. In MINT Condition.
Yard O Led Diplomat in fine Barley Pattern. In Perfect condition but with some brassing.
Wonderful 6 Sided Solid Silver Yard O Led Diplomat with fine Wave Pattern. In remarkable Nr MINT Condition. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1954.
RARE Yard O Led Recorder Clutch Pencil in Rhodium fill with fine barley panel pattern. In MINT Condition. Very Rare model.
RARE Yard O Led Recorder in Grey with Gold filled cap. In Near Mint Condition in original Box. These Mixed Material Pencils are very hard to find.
RARE Yard O Led De Luxe Ballpoint in Solid Silver Fine Wavy line pattern. In Absolute MINT Condition except for one tiny scratch on the Nozzle. Fully hallmarked and dated 1969. Refills are readily available for these pens.
Stunning Yard O Led Sceptre Ballpoint in Solid Sterling Silver with Real Amethyst Set in The finnial. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Box and outer with Leather pouch . No Longer Made and extremely hard to find