In 1942, Charles Fraser Smith, who worked in MI9, arrived at The Cumberland Pencil Factory in Keswick, Cumbria. He wanted to create secret map and compass pencils for airmen in the Second World War.
To commemorate this event we have developed a new, limited edition, souvenir pencil. The set contains one complete pencil, and copies of the component parts; pencil barrel, compass, ferrule, eraser, and an OS map of Keswick, so you can see how they were put together.
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