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A pencil is a writing implement or art medium constructed of a narrow, solid pigment core inside a protective casing which prevents the core from being broken or leaving marks on the user's hand...

Why Are Pencils Yellow?: The Truth Behind Yellow Pencils - Pencils ...


Pencils have been painted yellow ever since the 1890s, but the yellow pencil has a much deeper history than you might expect.

Why Are Pencils Yellow? - CBS News


Jul 22, 2010 ... Yellow pencils originally were supposed to connote luxury. The tradition of yellow pencils began 120 years ago when a Hungarian company ...

Why are most pencils yellow? Take your pick - AZCentral.com


Jan 15, 2006 ... Why are pencils almost always yellow? This is my favorite kind of question: stuff I see just about every day and it never occurs me to wonder ...

Why are most pencils yellow? - FunTrivia.com


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 ...

The History of the Pencil - The Robinson Library


Jul 9, 2015 ... The first pencils using a stick of graphite enclosed in a wood case were made ... Manufacturers began painting their pencils yellow in the 1890's ...

Why Pencil "Lead" is Called "Lead" - Today I Found Out


Nov 24, 2010 ... The tradition to paint pencils yellow was started in 1890 by the L. & C. Hardtmuth Company of Austria-Hungary. In 1890, they introduced the ...

Staples Yellow #2 Pencils, 48/Pack (22747-CC) | Staples®


With these Staples #2 Yellow Pencils, 4 Dozen, you'll have enough pencils for a big group. The pencils' break-resistant leads help everyone write smoothly.

Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen (10504/22746-CC) | Staples®


Buy Staples Yellow Pencils, #2, Dozen (10504/22746-CC) at Staples' low price, or read customer reviews to learn more.

Amazon.com : Dixon #2 Yellow Pencils, Wood-Cased, Black Core ...


Amazon.com : Dixon #2 Yellow Pencils, Wood-Cased, Black Core, 24-Count ( 14401) : Wood Lead Pencils : Office Products.

Historically, American pencils were painted yellow to note that they contained Chinese graphite, which was considered superior.
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Pencil Facts: The Myth of the Yellow Pencil - Pencils.com


Our site simply states that a majority of basic graphite writing pencils sold in the US are painted yellow and given today's market that may be generous. I have not  ...

Why Are Pencils Yellow? The True Story Behind The Yellow Pencil.


American pencil makers wanted a special way to tell people that their pencils contained high quality Chinese graphite. This is when and why the yellow pencil  ...

What Makes #2 Pencils So Special? | Mental Floss


Jun 2, 2010 ... According to most stories, our pencils are yellow as a result of a clever marketing gimmick. In 1889 the Hardtmuth Company of Austria ...