Caran d'Ache (company)  

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Caran d'Ache is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury writing instruments.

History

It was founded in Geneva in 1924 when Arnold Schweitzer purchased the Ecridor Pencil Factory. Schweitzer named his new company after Caran d'Ache, the nickname of a French satiric political cartoonist from Russia (карандаш, karandash meaning pencil in Russian).



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