Display case, containing slats of cedar, a leaflet and pencils illustrating the stages of pencil manufacture, wood/graphite/paint/cellulose lacquer/paper/ cardboard, The Royal Sovereign Pencil Co. (Aust.) Ltd., Greenwich, Sydney, 1937. The display case contains seven slats of cedar, each numbered on the back face using a stencil typeface and black paint, the numbers refer to stages in the production process as illustrated in the leaflet, (-1) numbered "1", is a plain piece of wood; (-2) numbered "2", seven grooves have been cut along the length of the front face; (-3) numbered "3", shows graphite leads glued in the grooves; (-4) numbered "4", a second grooved slat has been glued to the first; (-5) numbered "5", same as (-4) except excess glue has been removed from the edges; (-6) numbered "6", the front face has been cut so that seven half-pencils are visible; (-7) numbered "7", the back face has been cut so that seven complete pencils begin to appear; six complete pencils, each stamped with a number, (-8) stamped in white "NO. 8", raw pencil; (-9) stamped in white "NO. 9", sandpapered pencil; (-10) stamped in white "NO. 10", painted red; (-11) stamped in white "NO. 11", painted red and polished; (-12) stamped in white "NO. 12", ends of pencil have been pared to remove excess paint and/or polish; (-13) stamped in gold foil '13 HB No290. ARTHUR JOHNSON'S "POPULAR DRAWING" BRITISH MADE'. Stamped in gold foil on other side "MADE BY THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN PENCIL CO. (AUST.) LTD."; (-14) leaflet, paper, 4pp double-sided, brown text and reproduction illustrations, date written in blue pencil on the front page, "23rd December/ 1937", date and owner written in blue ink on the front page, "23rd December 1937/ Helen Jones"; (-15) display case, cardboard covered in faux brown [crocodile?] skin print, rectangular shape contains three compartments, the first two hold the slats while the pencils sit on a raised box (-16) within the smallest compartment, a band across the inner lid holds the leaflet in place.