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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:47 AM

March 30th is Pencil Day

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Reply March 30th is Pencil Day (Original post)
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 OP
Loryn Mar 2013 #1
antiquie Mar 2013 #2
Sherman A1 Mar 2013 #3
Tuesday Afternoon Mar 2013 #4
Stuart G Mar 2013 #5

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:30 AM

1. Woo Hoo!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:11 AM

2. I love pencils of all colors!

 



http://www.pencils.com/blog/pencil-history/
Early settlers depended on pencils from overseas until the war with England cut off imports. William Monroe, a Concord, Massachusetts cabinet-maker, is credited with making America’s first wood pencils in 1812. Another Concord native, famous author Henry David Thoreau, was also renowned for his pencil-making prowess.

The American pencil industry took off when The Joseph Dixon Crucible Company (now Dixon Ticonderoga) and more pencil manufacturers started getting into the act and, towards the end of the 19th century, New York and New Jersey hosted several factories established by prominent German pencil manufacturers, including Faber-Castell, Eberhard Faber, Eagle Pencil Company (later Berol) and General Pencil Company.

The first mass-produced pencils were natural and unpainted to show off high-quality wood casings. But, by the 1890s, many pencil manufacturers started painting pencils and imprinting them with brand names.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 09:30 AM

3. +1

Thanks for posting, appreciate the historical background.

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Response to antiquie (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 05:00 PM

4. I love pencils, too. Thanks for the info and the link.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2013, 08:06 PM

5. I did not know ..thank you...

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