Pencil Timeline

  • 600~1800AD

    The Europeans found that writing on parchment with a quill pen altered the style of their writing. At first they used capital letters all the time, but later they developed faster styles with small letters. Quill Pens (firstly appeared in Seville, Spain) were the writing instrument from 600 to 1800 AD.
  • 1790s

    1790s
    Pencil lead was invented independently in France and Australia.
  • Around 1300Bc

    The Romans have been developing form of writing, on wooden tablets. Romans used a metal stylus.
  • Around 3000Bc

    Around 3000Bc
    The Egyptians used thin reed brushes or reed pens.
  • Around 4000Bc

    Man/woman scratches the surface of moist clay tablet with a bronze or bone tool to write and draw