A virtual mini-museum of the halcyon days of the Canadian pencil industry.
The Canadian Division of Dixon came to Newmarket, Ontario in 1931. Dixon bought out an existing pencil factory at 531 Davis Drive. They produced pencils here until 1990 when the factory was torn down.
The Ticonderoga is probably the most popular pencil made by Dixon and is a classic yellow pencil with its distinctive green ferrule with two yellow bands. In the US, the pencil advertisements often had patriotic american symbols and characters. In Canada there was often alternate advertising.