STABILO BOSS launched the first thin-lead coloured pencil back in 1925, the break-proof lead making for greater precision in technical and artistic drawing, culminating the company's slogan for its pencils; “The pencil that doesn't break” (amended from “the pencil that never breaks” after much protest from other pencil manufacturers).The iconic white edges running along the hexagonal pencils was actually born from a mishap in 1929, when pencils with a white undercoat passed through the coating tunnel however were not completely coated, resulting in the brands distinctive white edges.Later that year the Swan Pencil Factory applied for a patent on its 'profiled coloured stripes'.
- 10 fibre tip colouring pens
- Tip thickness - 1mm
- Supplied in decorated metal tin
STABILO International GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of writing instruments in Europe and an important part of the company group Schwan-STABILO, founded 1855 and acquired by the umbrella company Schwanhäußer Industrieholding GmbH & Co. KG. in 1865. German born and where their headquarters remain, STABILO is a highly recognisable brand with a main target user of children, likely to be found in any properly equipped classroom. Though the Schwan-STABILO family have produced cosmetic products from as early as 1909, it is their writing equipment of both pens and pencils that have put them near the top of the stationary world, especially their iconic and the the first ever highlighter; the STABILO BOSS original.