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Though graphite sticks had been used in England for marking purposes since the 1500s, the modern pencil was invented by Nicholas Jacques Conte in 1795, and consisted of powdered graphite mixed with clay surrounded by wood.

Pencil - Wikipedia

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History. Old Soviet colored pencils with box (circa 1959)

Pencil History - Pencils.com

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Did you know that modern pencils owe it all to an ancient Roman writing instrument called a stylus? Learn more about pencil history.

Visual History of the Pencil | Museum of Every Day Life

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A VISUAL HISTORY OF THE PENCIL. pencil archway mosaic. Latin Origins. The word pencil comes from the latin, penicillum , the name for a small, fine-tipped ...

The Surprising History of the Pencil – Brain Pickings

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Jun 24, 2013 ... The Surprising History of the Pencil. What medieval smuggling has to do with the atomic structure of carbon. By Maria Popova.

Trace The Remarkable History Of The Humble Pencil - NPR

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Oct 11, 2016 ... A class of fifth-graders from Green Acres Elementary in Lebanon, Ore., asked us to find out how pencil lead is made. That quest took us all the ...

History - Pencil Museum

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Read more about the history of pencils. History ... Derwent history timeline. Pre 1900 ... Greenwood family take over the pencil factory as payment for a bad debt.

Pencils - Early Office Museum

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Early Office Museum 1893. History of the Lead Pencil. Lead pencils, of course, contain no lead. The writing medium is graphite, a form of carbon. Writing ...

History of Pencils - Pens and Writing Instruments

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Pencils and pens are very old writing tools (which were first used some 5000 years ago) but are still used today despite the electronic technology that we use for ...

Evolution of the Pencil. – PENCIL REVOLUTION

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May 27, 2014 ... From Harper's Ferry History store, 2010. Graphite Pencils in America. Legend has it that the first American pencils were made by a young ...