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


Early Yard O Led Diplomat in SOLID Sterling Silver with Art Deco Style Panels. In Perfect condition. Beautifully engraved “Bristol”. Ruler marks on internal shaft model. Rare to find these pre war models in such good condition. Full size Pencil Measuring 122 mm long.

c1936

£148


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.

c1949

£90


Yard O Led Aristocrat in Sterling Silver , fine Barley pattern. In Absolute MINT condition. Fully hallmarked and dated 1949. Works perfectly.

c1949

£128


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.

c1960

£110


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.

c1965

£78


Yard O Led 6 Sided Diplomat in SOLID Sterling Silver, fine barley pattern. In Absolute MINT Unused condition in original box.  Engraved initials A.M.E. Fully hallmarked and dated 1966. Full size Pencil Measuring 123 mm long.

c1966


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.

c1970

£110


RARE Yard O Led Recorder Ballpoint in Gold filled Tear drop pattern. In Absolute MINT condition in original box with paperwork.  Works Perfectly

c1974