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Artists, students, writers, and designers alike rely on wooden pencils for their work. Varying lead grades, smooth graphite cores, and erasability are just some of the reasons why people go back to wooden pencils again and again. Plus, who can resist the earthy smell of freshly sharpened wood?
Did you know that modern pencils owe it all to an ancient Roman writing instrument called a stylus? Scribes used this thin metal rod to leave a light, but readable mark on papyrus an early form of paper. Other early styluses were made of lead, which is what we still call pencil cores, even though they actually are made of non-toxic graphite. Graphite came into widespread use following the discovery of a large graphite deposit in Borrowdale, England in
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Pencils create marks by physical abrasionleaving a trail of solid core material that adheres to a sheet of paper or other surface. They are distinct from penswhich dispense liquid or gel ink onto the marked surface. Most pencil cores are made of graphite powder mixed with a clay binder.
Ours were handed down from sister to sister I got my eldest sister's when she went to nursing college I'd treasure it now :- keep well Amanda
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