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 informtion
Extremely RARE Yard O Led 6 Sided Diplomat in SOLID 9kt Gold. Plain Finish. In Perfect MINT Condition in original box with no engraved names. Hallmarked but too faint to read date. Full size Pencil Measuring 121 mm long.
Yard O Led Diplomat in Gold fill, plain finish. In good condition but with small dent by nozzle. No engraved names. Full size Pencil Measuring 120 mm long.
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Sterling Silver with Wavy Line pattern. In Perfect Near Mint condition. Engraved “Richard Godfrey”. Fully hallmarked and dated 1949. Works perfectly.
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Gold fill fine wave Pattern. In Perfect condition but with a couple of very small scuff marks near nozzle. Works perfectly.
Yard O Led Universal in Platinine Art Deco Style. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original Box with papers.
Yard O Led 6 Sided Diplomat in SOLID Sterling Silver, fine wave panel. In Perfect Condition with no damage. Engraved with ornate initials LWD. Fully hallmarked and dated 1950. Full size Pencil Measuring 123 mm long.
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Sterling Silver with Wavy Line pattern. In Absolute Mint unused condition in original box. Engraved “H.J Harper”. Fully hallmarked and dated 1960. Works perfectly.
Yard O Led Aristocrat in Sterling Silver with fine barley pattern. In Perfect condition. Engraved “T.P B.S”. Fully hallmarked and dated 1965. Works perfectly.
Scarce Yard O Led De Luxe in Solid Sterling Silver fine line pattern . Fully Hallmarked and dated 1965. In MINT Condition in original box.
Scarce Yard O Led Aristocrat in Sterling Silver with Herringbone Line pattern. In Absolute Mint unused condition in original box. Beautifully Engraved “Marianne”. Fully hallmarked and dated 1970. Works perfectly.
Beautiful Scarce Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Fine Barley Pattern . In absolute MINT Unused condition in original box with papers.
Beautiful Scarce Yard O Led De Luxe in Solid Sterling Silver. Herringbone line pattern. This pencil is in Absolute MINT Unused condition in original box with papers. Fully hallmarked and dated 1970.
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
RARE Yard O Led Recorder Ballpoint in Gold filled Tear drop pattern. In Absolute MINT condition in original box with paperwork. Works Perfectly
Wonderful Yard O Led Recorder Pencil in Gold filled fine Line Pattern. In Near MINT condition . Works Perfectly
Stunning Yard O Led Viceroy GRAND Fountain Pen in solid Sterling Silver Barley Pattern. This pen is in MINT UNUSED Condition with all the original packaging and paperwork. Fitted with the original 18kt white gold medium tipped nib. Very Large Impressive pen.