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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanical_pencil

A mechanical pencil (US English) or a propelling pencil (UK English) 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 be mechanically extended as its point is worn away. Other names include ...

pencils.com/brief-history-mechanical-pencil

Nov 18, 2014 ... This is when Joseph Hoffmann invented the pushbutton clutch in New York City. First incorporated into the Eagle Automatic, a product of the Eagle Pencil Company, this represents the first true mechanical pencil. As impressive as these mechanical pencils had become, they still had a design flaw when ...

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. Today we have mechanical pencils which can write and draw very precisely. Read more about its history.

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 Sharp's founder Tokuji Hayakawa. By developing an original lead-thrusting device and inserting it into a metallic shaft, he revolutionized one of the world's most ...

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

Aug 16, 2013 ... Today: a guest blog post by Alice Jenkins about the origins of the mechanical pencil. You might have already seen some of her guest blog posts in other stationery blogs. Origins of the Mechanical Pencil. The mechanical pencil is a seemingly simple utensil whose invention and development actually took ...

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

Though earlier examples of mechanical pencils Offsite Link have survived, in 1822 English engineer and inventor John Isaac Hawkins Offsite Link and English silversmith and inventor Sampson Mordan Offsite Link were the first to patent a metal pencil with an internal mechanism for propelling the graphite (pencil lead) shaft ...

www.innovateus.net/innopedia/what-history-mechanical-pencil

The mechanical pencil was invented in 1822 by Sampson Mordan and Gabriel Riddle, in England. It was more of a refillable lead holder than a mechanical pencil, as users carried uniform pieces of lead in their pockets to use when necessary. Then slowly the pencil companies modified and gave us the best light weight ...

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

History of Mechanical Pencils. The first pencils were more like modern clutch pencils than what we now think of as 'normal' wooden pencils. Graphite was first used in lumps, with perhaps a bit of cloth wrapped around to hold it. When things started to progress towards the pencil, the first attempts involved wooden holders to ...

www.quora.com/Who-invented-the-mechanical-pencil

Joey's answer is partially correct. The first patent for the mechanical pencil was granted in 1822 to the silversmith Sampson Mordan and engineer John Isaac ...