General Pencil

General Pencil Company – Handcrafted with Pride in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA

General Pencil Company’s art and craft pencils, charcoal and soaps come to you from their factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. They believe in quality, tradition, value, and the fun of creating. They take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods passed down for six generations.
Their history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn began the first pencil factory in the USA. In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now the General Pencil Company. Still family owned and operated, their goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels.
General Pencil is celebrating 130 years of manufacturing quality art and drawing tools!
General Pencil’s tradition of handcrafting safe, quality art products, and brands that artists can depend on, goes along with their commitment to sustainable business practices.

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