Our Story

Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn helped found the first pencil factory in the USA in Hudson County, New Jersey.

In 1889, Edward and his son, Oscar A., began what is now General Pencil Company in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Our goal is to create consistent, quality products in a sustainable manner for artists of all levels.

We thank you for choosing our fine art and craft products for your creative talents and enjoyment

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