Yard-O-Led can trace its history directly back to 1822 when Sampson Mordan patented the first propelling pencil. Production has continued ever since using the same processes, with a short break caused by enemy action in 1941. Today a small team of skilled craftsmen in our Birmingham atelier still create these unique writing instruments by hand using tools that date back over a hundred years.
All products are hallmarked to certify their precious metal content, our name, the year of manufacture and the Anchor symbol that is unique to the Birmingham Assay Office. All products are also individually numbered by hand and can be identified thus throughout their lifetime. They are guaranteed for the lifetime of the purchaser. Distribution takes place through a very small number of approved stockists in the United Kingdom and overseas.