Wednesday, March 30, 2016

...and 11 facts about pencils...

on the 158th anniversary of the pencil with attached eraser...Among which:  
3. Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) came from a family of pencil makers — in fact, Thoreau and Company was America’s foremost manufacturer — and was an accomplished pencil innovator. He dreamed up a way of injecting the graphite inside a hollowed-out pencil; until he did so, two wooden halves were glued together with the lead inside.

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