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“The grief, the disappointment, yes, the almost abject despair…”

One cannot help but feel the pain of Walton Day, who in his 1894 monograph The History of a Lead Pencil (published by the Jos. Dixon Crucible Company), recounts the loss of a single unsharpened pencil during his youth. Not just … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Cooperation Among “The Big 4”

This was originally going to be a “this date in pencil history” kind of post, but I would have had to wait until October. The letter above was written by George Smith, who in 1920 was the president of the Joseph … Continue reading

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