The need for up-market writing sets, attractively boxed in faux leather cases, brought the Three Candlesticks range to market.  The name was derived from a monetary coin token said to have been found in 1799 on the site of the Company’s former head office at 63/65 Old Bailey off Ludgate Hill in London.  This token bore the sign of three candlesticks with the year 1649 and is thought to have been a tavern.