Staedtler Noris

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Manufacturer: Made by::Staedtler
Type: wood cased pencil
Also called: Noris School Pencil
Made in : Made in::Germany
Available degrees:

Name[edit | edit source]

The name Noris refers to the city of Nuremberg. Staedtler, the company behind the Noris, is based in Nuremberg. The name Noris has been linked to Nuremberg ince the 16th century, possibly earlier.

Helius Eobanus Hessus was the first to describe Nuremberg as "noris amoena (pleasant Noris). Hessus derived Noris from the Latin name of Nuremberg in official documents, were the city was referred to as "Noricum" or "Norimberg".

Current version[edit | edit source]

Look[edit | edit source]

The Noris with the current look that features black and yellow stripes was released in 1954 [1].The current version with article number 120 was released in 1967, but has seen some minor modifications since then.

Wood[edit | edit source]

Today's Noris is using one of three different types of wood: jelutong, white fir or cedar.

Production[edit | edit source]

The current Noris 120 is made in Staedtler's factory in Germany. Previously the Noris was also made in Staedtler's factory in Pontyclun, Wales until the factory closed down in 2007/2008 [2] and in Temerloh, Pahang in Malaysia, until this factory closed down in 2010.

Previous versions[edit | edit source]

1901 - 1934[edit | edit source]

The Noris trademark was first registered in 1901. In the beginning Noris pencils were unicoloured

1934-1955[edit | edit source]

The first version of the Noris with the iconic black stripes was the Noris 1100 № 2, released on 5 January 1934. This version was black and orange, not black and yellow like the current version and was available until 1943, when it was replaced by a version with the imprint "CEDER" and "MADE IN BAVARIA". This version was available until Match 1955. [3]

1955 - 1967[edit | edit source]

In 1955 saw the switch from orange to the typical yellow colour. By now the Noris also had the typical dipped end cap and was available in 5 degrees, from 2B to 2H. [3]

1985[edit | edit source]

1985 saw the introduction of the HB imprint to HB Noris pencils. [4]

Variations[edit | edit source]

Variations of the Noris include

  • Noris 122 with eraser tip, only available in HB
  • Noris Club 118
  • Noris Club 119
  • Noris ergosoft 152
  • Noris ergosoft 153
  • Noris eco 180 30

Related pens[edit | edit source]

Pens related to the Noris include

  • Noris eco, a pencil based on Wopex materials, introduced in 2013
  • Noris digital for Samsung, a stylus originally marketed for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 [5], but that works with all devices that use Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) digitizers.
  • Noris handwriting pencil
  • Staedtler Noris 763 (mechanical pencil)
  • Staedtler graphite 771 (mechanical pencil)

References and Notes[edit | edit source]

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