The Dixon Ticonderoga Company is an office and art supplies maker from the United States, with headquarters in Heathrow, Florida. The company offers a number of brands, with one of the most well-known being Ticonderoga: the yellow No. 2 pencil known for its distinctive green and yellow ferrule. Other brands include Dixon and Oriole pencils, Dixon Industrial products, Prang school and art supplies, and Lyra art products.
Way back in 1812 a young man by the name of Joseph Dixon created his very first pencil, and a few years later established a business producing pencils in Jersey City, New Jersey. It would eventually be called the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company and go on to become one of the most dominant players in the world of pencil manufacturing. In 1873 Dixon acquired the American Graphite Company which was based in Ticonderoga, New York.
The familiar yellow No.2 Ticonderoga pencil was first introduced in 1913, however, its iconic green ferrule with yellow stripes did not become part of the brand image until 30 years later. Originally made of unpainted brass, the ferrule was temporarily changed to green plastic and cardboard in the early 1940s due to metal shortages caused by World War II. The distinct color scheme is still found on Ticonderoga pencils to this day.
The eponymous Ticonderoga model pencil is distributed by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company. The company, which was originally located in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, was founded in the 19th century. In 1999, Dixon ceased US production of the Ticonderoga Pencil, but it continues to own and operate facilities outside the US in Italy, France, Asia, Latin America and Germany.
Dixon Ticonderoga manufacture a variety of pencils, including the Classic, Black, Noir, Tri-Conderoga, Microban, Laddie, My First (formerly Beginners), SenseMatic, and colored pencils.
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