Historically, American pencils were painted yellow to note that they contained Chinese graphite, which was considered superior.
Other types of pencil core are less widely used, such as charcoal pencils, which
are ..... Roald Dahl used only pencils with yellow casing to write his books.
Pencils have been painted yellow ever since the 1890s, but the yellow pencil has
a much deeper history than you might expect.
Jul 22, 2010 ... Yellow pencils originally were supposed to connote luxury. The tradition of yellow
pencils began 120 years ago when a Hungarian company ...
Apr 30, 2008 ... At our Pencils.com site we explain the history of why so many pencils are painted
yellow in the US. It's not clear to me where this estimate of ...
Jan 15, 2006 ... Today's question: Why are pencils almost always yellow?
Dec 31, 2000 ... Pencils have been painted yellow ever since the 1890s. And that bright color isn't
just so you can find them on your desk more easily! During ...
Jun 2, 2010 ... Why are pencils painted yellow? According to most stories, our pencils are yellow
as a result of a clever marketing gimmick. In 1889 the ...
Nov 24, 2010 ... Karen asks: Why is pencil lead called lead when it doesn't contain any? ... The
tradition to paint pencils yellow was started in 1890 by the L.
Jul 5, 2010 ... I like pencils and I was wondering why yellow? ... Yellow is a regal color in China
so pencil mfg's painted pencils yellow to associate their pencil ...