pencil, indelible & packet

Production date
Mid 20th Century
A linen and fabric marking pencil and its wax paper wrapper. The wrapper is printed in black with the Wolff's seal (Royal Seal?) and, "Wolff's by appointment Pencil Makers to the late King George V. For marking linen and other fabrics. 'Washpruf' pencil. Soak the fabric well, them wring out; stretch material, mark firmly using fine point; after marking, allow 24 hours for drying; best results are obtained after material has been washed once; to mark towels and coarse materials use tape which can be sewn on afterwards". The back of the packet reads, "Note carefully the directions. A Royal Sovereign Product.
British Made". The pencil is black and is stamped in white, "Wolff's Washpruf. Made in Gt. Britain. For Marking Linen".
The packet is extensively creased. The pencil is in good condition.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 98 x 42mm (3 7/8 x 1 5/8")
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Rose Reynolds, fabric marker
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