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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_pencil

A mechanical pencil (US English) or propelling pencil (UK English), also clutch pencil, is a pencil with a replaceable and mechanically extendable solid pigment core called a "lead" /ˈlɛd/. The lead, often made of graphite, is not bonded to the outer casing, and can ... Mechanical pencils were first used in the 18th century, with many designs ...

www.historyofpencils.com/writing-instruments-history/history-of-mechanical-pencils

Mechanical pencils are also old invention dating even from 16th century. First ones were fairly simple mechanisms, only to become more complex with time.

pencils.com/brief-history-mechanical-pencil

Nov 18, 2014 ... But the first mechanical pencil patent wasn't applied for until 1822, when ... This is when Joseph Hoffmann invented the pushbutton clutch in ...

www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a21567/history-of-the-pencil

Aug 16, 2016 ... ... of graphite wrapped in string to mechanical pencils made of gold, ... was a rectangular writing implement and the world's first wooden pencils.

www.sharp-world.com/corporate/info/his/h_company/1915_1919

A Writing Instrument Ahead of its Time. World's First Mechanical Pencils. The mechanical pencil is well known today throughout the world, largely thanks to ...

www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=3851

Invention of the Mechanical Pencil (December 20, 1822) ... were the first to patent a metal pencil with an internal mechanism for propelling the graphite (pencil ...

bleistift.blog/2013/08/origins-of-the-mechanical-pencil

Aug 16, 2013 ... Origins of the Mechanical Pencil. The mechanical pencil is a seemingly simple utensil whose invention and development actually took decades ...

www.pens.co.uk/pen2paper/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/The-History-of-the-Pencil.pdf

first invented in China in the first century AD, it did not reach Europe until the 8th .... The earliest known example of a mechanical pencil was found aboard HMS.

www.cultpens.com/pencyclopedia/guide-to-mechanical-pencils

Our guide to mechanical pencils - features they have, and how to choose the pencil ... The first pencils were more like modern clutch pencils than what we now think ... Tokuji Hayakawa made the 'Ever-Ready Sharp Pencil', which was a huge  ...