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 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
Rare Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Solid Sterling Silver with Barley Pattern. In Perfect condition . Fully hallmarked and dated 1955
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”
Scarce Yard O Led De Luxe Pencil in Solid Sterling Silver, Broad Parallel line pattern. Hallmarked and dated 1962. In Perfect condition with just one small mark near the nozzle.
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.
Scarce Yard O Led Recorder Ballpoint in Fine wavy line gold fill. In Absolute Mint Unused condition in original box. Works Perfectly
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
Scarce Yard O Led Recorder Ballpoint in Fine wavy line gold fill. In Mint condition. 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.