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
Yard O led ” Yard O lette” in Solid Sterling Silver Plain Finish 6 Sided . This pencil is in remarkable Mint unused condition in original Box. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1949. Works Perfectly.
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
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Fine Barley Pattern Gold fill. In Absolute Mint Unused condition in original box. Engraved “Reg”. Works Perfectly
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Rhodium Plate with Chevron Pattern. Near MINT condition . Works Perfectly
Rare Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Solid Sterling Silver with Chevron Pattern. In Absolute MINT condition. Fully Hallmarked with E.B Makers initials and Birmingham Assay office mark. Beautiful Pencil
Rare Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Solid Sterling Silver with Barley Pattern. In Perfect condition . Fully hallmarked and dated 1955
Stunning Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Solid Sterling Silver with Fine Line Pattern. This pencil is in Absolute MINT unused condition with no signs of use. Engraved initials L.B.B. Fully hallmarked and dated 1958.
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 Diplomat in Gold fill fine Barley Pattern. In Mint condition. Engraved “V.W”
Rare Yard O Led Yard O Lette in SOLID 9kt gold , fine barley pattern. In Near MINT Condition with no dents,dings or engraved names. Beautiful Pencil. Fully Hallmarked and dated 1961
Scarce Yard O Led De Luxe Ballpoint in Solid Sterling Silver fine parallel pattern. Hallmarked and dated 1966. In Absolute MINT Condition in original box.
Extremely Rare Yard O Led De Luxe SET in Solid Sterling Silver fine parallel pattern. Pencil and Ballpoint. Both fully hallmarked and dated 1967. Ballpoint in Absolute MINT Condition. Pencil in Near Mint condition with one small ding near nozzle. Ballpoint fitted with brand new refill. Both work perfectly. In Original Box – some staining
Beautiful Scarce Yard O Led Recorder 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 Recorder Pencil in Gold filled fine Line Pattern. In Absolute MINT 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.