The History of the Pencil

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In History
  • Nov 1, 1500

    The Graphite was Found

    The Graphite was Found
    Graphite was found but not noticed how important it was.
  • Oct 1, 1564

    Graphite was Discovered

    Graphite was Discovered
    Graphite was discovered by a storm knocking down an oak tree. The area around the oak tree found a large graphite deposit!
  • Nov 1, 1565

    Wrapping the Graphite in String

    They found it very flimsy and hard to handle with, so someone decided to wrap string around it.
  • The Germans Created a Graphite Stick

    The Germans Created a Graphite Stick
    Using powdered graphite, the Germans invent a graphite stick used for writing.
  • The Wood Pencil

    The Wood Pencil
    Italians add wood to the outside of the graphite sticks, somewhat resembling the modern day pencil.
  • Discovered the Process of Mixing Graphite with Clay.

    Discovered the Process of Mixing Graphite with Clay.
    Nicholas Jacques Conte of France discovered the process of mixing graphite with clay. This mixture was placed in a kiln fire, which produced a great writing material. Then the kiln fire, strips were cut and placed into wood.
  • Firt Use of the Wooden Pencil

    William Monroe, a Concord Massachusetts cabinet maker is named the first person using the wooden pencil.
  • The First Eraser at the Tip of the Pencil

    The First Eraser at the Tip of the Pencil
    Hymen Lipman received the credit for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil.
  • British royalty take over the Grey Knolls deposit.

    After realizing its usefulness in lining cannonballs, the British royalty take over the Grey Knolls deposit.
  • Stopped Using Ink and Quills

    Stopped Using Ink and Quills
    After the wooden pencil arived, nobody wanted to use the ink and quill anymore except for the roylaty.
  • They Started to Color the Pencils a Brighter Color

    They Started to Color the Pencils a Brighter Color
    In China, the color yellow is associated with royalty and respect. American pencil manufacturers began painting their pencils bright yellow to make a "regal" feeling and association with China.
  • Colored Pencils Were Invented

    Colored Pencils Were Invented
    Colored pencils were invented by Fabor Company lcated in Stein, Germany.
  • The Pencil Now!

    The Pencil Now!
    The pencil we use now is thin and long. We use it to make lines, it can shade large areas, make dots, we use the eraser on the end and of course writing and drawing.
  • Contacts and Glasses

    Contacts and Glasses
    I Predict in the futur you will be able to write with your eyes. There might be special contacts/glasses that burn through the paper and creates a writing mark.
  • Bibliography

    Bundle of Pencil Erasers Viewed from the Top. Digital image. Shutterstock. TRUSTe, 2003-2012. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-38822488/stock-photo-bundle-of-pencils-and-erasers-viewed-from-the-top.html , http://3jack.blogspot.com/2008_11_01_archive.html>.
    Castell, Faber. Oldest Known Wood Case Pencil. Digital image. Pencil History. BLACKWING, 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. http://www.pencils.com/pencil-history.
    Colored Pencils. Digital image. Fanpop. N.p., 2011. Web. 31 Oct. 20
  • Period:
    Nov 1, 1500
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    The History of the Pencil