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
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.
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.
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 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.
Scarce Yard O Led De Luxe Ballpoint in Solid Sterling Silver fine parallel pattern. Hallmarked and dated 1972. In MINT Condition
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 Near MINT condition . 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.