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.
History. Old Soviet colored pencils with box (circa 1959)
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. The "lead" pencil (which contains no lead) was invented
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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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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.
Why pencils are yellow, why only Americans use #2 pencils, and more interesting
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