Object number
97.1.27 AB
Indelible Pencil Company
1850 – 1899
An indelible pencil (A) in a plastic case (B) for marking linens. Case has a red label. Marked with "The Indelible Pencil for marking linen &c./Clarks Pat May 3rd 1859 July 10th1866case pat Jan 1st 1867/Directions - dampen the cloth soda or saleratus water/Write with a fine point holding the pencil upright. Dry in the sun/When not in use keep the pencil dry and in the case/Maunfactured and sold by/the Indelible Pencil Company/Northampton Mass.
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Matilda B. Nichols
Object Type
pencils (drawing and writing equipment)