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from their factory in jersey city, nj usa, general pencil company take pride in handcrafting quality pencils and artist materials using traditional methods

edward weissenborn opened the first pencil factory in the usa in 1860, and in 1889, he founded what is now general pencil company with his son, oscar a.

now family owned and operated for six generations, general pencil company’s goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels

general’s pencils are made with genuine californian incense cedar, responsibly harvested to stringent environmental requirements

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