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Here @ Kensington we are proud of our rich history and heritage that stands the test of time from generation to generation. Kensington was originally founded by The Honourable William Edwardes Kensington the 4th, also known as the Baron of Kensington or Lord Kensington. As a very eccentric and avid lock collector, Lord Kensington was a very important figure in the County of Middlesex. In 1868 he was elected to the House of Commons for Havefordwest, and held the Security Seat until 1872. Lord Kensington never lost sight for his love of collecting mid-evil locks, widgets and all sorts of gizmos. Apart from his political career he also held the honorary post of Chief Lieutenant of Redwood Shire. In 1873, Lord Kensington invented a mechanical tamper proof, tumbling device for the Earl of Limrick, to lock down his expensive computational instruments and gauges. He filled for his first patent that very same year and he turned his love of collecting locks into much much more.
I was at a garage sale last weekend and noticed this really cool box. Walked up to check it out and I quickly realized that it was something really cool! The “prismacolor” writing and funky color boxes on the side attracted my eye. When I opened the box, I found 6 packs (of a dozen each) of Prismacolor pencils called a “half gross”. Each box is marked “EAGLE: Thick Lead Color Pencils”…. I opened one of the boxes and found mostly brand NEW prismas! The wood seemed really hard, and more like real wood. The Typography on the side, was totally different, much more of the period they are from…im guessing the late 60’s early 70’s ( judging the colors, type and wear of the packaging).
You can cut the back of this packaging off, mail it along with .25 cents to order really early prismacolor markers!
I sharpened a few of them and noticed that the wood was much stronger, the lead alot stronger and really took a good point!
Decided it was time to sketch something out…a few of my favorites from Finding Nemo! Go Sharks!