After mentioning the modern Mirado, I remembered that I had a vintage box of Eagle Mirados laying around.
Those with Eagle eyes will note that the original half-gross box appears to have an invited guest:
The pull out tab helps to access the pencils, yet I guess I never pulled it all the way.
It has a bonus!
No kidding – the Eagle Pencil Company offered handwriting analysis for ten cents. Their graphologist, Dorothy Sara, appears to have written a number of books on the subject.
Ten cents seems pretty good for getting to know “your inherent talents, your virtues, and also your faults.”
The box also tells us what a “True Medium” is. No doubt related!
The pencils, given their age, have very nice imprints: