With a rich heritage, and origins dating back to 1795, the Dixon Ticonderoga Company throughout history has made its mark through quality, integrity, respect and perseverance. Today Dixon Ticonderoga continues to make its mark manufacturing and marketing writing instruments, art supplies and tools for self-expression. The Ticonderoga Beginners Pencils are the teacher’s choice for that important first number 2 pencil. An extra-large diameter (13/32 inch) round pencil offers just the right fit for easier control that small hands need. The thick, break resistant number 2 core delivers bold, black lines. PMA certified nontoxic, these primary school pencils are available with latex-free erasers. More than a writing and art products company, Dixon Ticonderoga empowers people to take conscious and subliminal thoughts, facts, ideas and dreams, and preserve them using tools that are simply extensions of themselves.