+ MARS 40/25 cm - 1900-1947 .
Pure brass 0.85 kg - Vintage 1916y № 4086 - William Wilson & Co. Lilybank Boiler Works Glasgow / Scotland - Nominal plate 29/16 / 0.5 cm +gratis : Johann Sebastian Staedtler, the inventor of colored pencils - son of the illustrator Paulus Staedtler - MARS - numbered - very old porcelain enamel - production year 1900-1937
Bras condition - excellent.
Origin: purchased in Northern Scotland.
The item comes from a large steam boiler - perhaps from an old locomotive.
The William Wilson & Co. Lilybank Boiler Works in Glasgow, Scotland was founded by William Wilson in 1852, and was carried by his deaths in 1893. They had already been in business for years. It was located on the South Side of Glasgow, and Eglinton Street, Pollokshaws Road, and Lilybank Street. The boiler making complex consisted of 2,500 square yards, and the largest in Glasgow. Wilson boilers were used by mills, public works, and institutions throughout the United Kingdom, and also many foreign markets.
In 1933 John Thompson acquired 80% of shares in Wilson Boilermakers Ltd of Glasgow. In the 1950's it known as John Thompson (Wilson Boilers) Ltd.
Johann Sebastian Staedtler, the inventor of colored pencils - son of the illustrator Paulus Staedtler - MARS - numbered - very old porcelain enamel - production year 1900-1937
In 1900 - MARS mark registration. In 1937 - the company was renamed Mars Pencil and Fountain Pen Factory.
Origin: enamel found during earthworks in Berlin.
The company was founded on October 3, 1835 as a factory for the production of pencils. Friedrich Staedtler worked as a "lead white pencil" and was mentioned in 1662 in the books of Nuremberg.
Around 1840, the company has already produced over 50 different types of pencils, and from 1856, round and hexagonal cedar feathers in 48 colors. In 1866, the annual production of over two million feathers was achieved.
In 1895, the MINERVA brand registration - a patent office in Berlin.
In 1900 - the MARS mark,
In 1901 - the NORIS mark, under which Staedtler school pencils are sold today.
Pencil case, around 1940
Staedtler founded branches in New York / USA in 1922, Osaka / Japan in 1926 and London / UK in 1929.
In 1937, mechanical pencils were added to the product line - the company was renamed Mars Pencil and Fountain Pen Factory.
In 1949, Staedtler began to produce pens.
In 1978, Eberhard Faber was taken over.
Under the Marsmatic brand, Staedtler sells its own series of fountain pens, which are mainly used for technical drawing.
Now - STAEDTLER Mars GmbH & Co. KG
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