County Series


Inspired by classic designs from the company’s archives, the Shropshire and Northumberland will be the first two models in the series. The ‘Shropshire’ commemorates the many Shropshire born silversmiths who have worked for the company in the seventy years since its move from London’s Hatton Garden to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter following the Second World War. Whilst many of our silversmiths call Shropshire home, that of its largest British retail chain, The Pen Shop, is in Northumberland and Yard-O-Led is therefore proud to adopt this as the name for the second design in this historic series.

Since its foundation in 1934 with the first patent for a mechanical pencil capable of holding twelve three inch leads, Yard-O-Led has had a history of innovation. Nevertheless, all the company’s writing instruments continue to be hand-made and hallmarked in Birmingham by highly skilled silversmiths out of sterling silver.

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