American (Lead) Pencil Co.

Venus Pen and Pencil Co.

This information was found in "The Pencil", by Henry Petroski.
1861  Origins of the American Lead Pencil Company
1905  Introduction of "Venus" trade name
1956  Company name changed to Venus Pen and Pencil Corp.
1967  Company name changed to Venus-Esterbrook after
        some acquisition
1973  Faber Castell acquires remains of Venus-Esterbrook,
        changes name to Faber Castell Corp.

The Pencil Pages © February 1996 Doug Martin