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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.

Invention of the Pencil - EnchantedLearning.com

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Invention of the Pencil. The "lead" pencil (which contains no lead) was invented in 1564 when a huge graphite (black carbon) mine was discovered in ...

The Surprising History of the Pencil – Brain Pickings

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Jun 24, 2013 ... Having previously explored such mysteries as who invented writing and how sounds became shapes, it's time to turn to something much less ...

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 ...

Who invented the pencil and when? | Reference.com

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Pencils were invented in 1795 by a French scientist named Nicolas-Jacques Conte. He used a mixture of graphite, clay and water baked in a kiln to create the  ...

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May 13, 2015 ... A web series chronicling the history and origins of popular stuff. In this episode of "The Utterly Amazing Web Series," the history of the common, ...

The Invention of the Pencil

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The Invention of the Pencil. Most people take for granted the writing tool known as a pencil and many are thrown away before they are even halfway used.

History of the Pencil: Fascinating Facts About Pencils | Reader's Digest

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Why pencils are yellow, why only Americans use #2 pencils, and more interesting facts about pencils and the history of the pencil you never knew.