The Medford was another of the Rexall Drug Company’s store brands. The brand appears on page 99 of The Catalogue:
I didn’t have enough evidence when I wrote the book to say that these were made by the Eagle Pencil Company, although I've always suspected it. In the last year a couple of things I’ve found have helped me pin this one down. The one in this picture with the metal cap came from a friend of mine, who stopped by the office with a baggie full of pencils he thought I might like:
And remember the Epenco "Gleam" pencils? These were in one of my first posts here (http://leadheadpencils.blogspot.com/2011/11/eagle-update.html):
Check out this set, which turned up in an online auction a few months ago:
I don’t think the evidence gets much stronger.