Oldest Known Pencil in Existence

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“This carpenter’s pencil is the oldest known pencil in existence. It was found in the roof of a 17th-century German house, and is part of the Faber-Castell private collection.”

Photo courtesy of Sandra Suppa, FABER-CASTELL GmbH & Co., Germany

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One Response to Oldest Known Pencil in Existence

  1. Lohr says:

    Ahhh… a lovely find! By the way– Henry Petroski’s “The Pencil” is a lovely read– a history of the pencil and how its use changes…

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