In my researches for my steel pen blog, I'm trying to find information about a short-lived maker from the 1850's called Rhodes & Son.
I ran across this ad from 1850 and thought maybe one of the pencil aficionados here could help.
The rest of the ad is for a stationer, and addressed to draftsmen and scholars. It includes Fabers Finest Drawing pencils, ...
About the only thing I know is that "Cumberland lead" would supposedly be from England, and very high quality generally. The term "graduated," would that refer to hardness? Size of lead?
Does anyone on the pencil side know Rhodes & Son? Their pens were being sold up through 1859 at least, but by 1862 I can only find a reference to "Rhodes & Son celebrated pocket and pen knives."
Just thought I'd ask.
Edited by AAAndrew, 17 November 2017 - 20:17.