The Jif Company of France was founded in 1926. The company created their own distinct lines of mechanical pencils and fountain pens. Jif, also in cooperation with the American L.E. Waterman Company, took over Waterman's European production. Jif and Waterman pencils and pens were designed distinctly differently from each other. Some color patterns were shared between the two companies. I'm showing today a small group of Jif mechanical pencils. Circa 1926 thru possibly as late as the early '40's. Thank you Janet Wright and Jon Veley for the awesome pictures.