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Transcript of Pencil timeline
Graphite was found but not noticed how important it was
Graphite was discovered by a storm knocking down an oak tree. The area around the oak tree found a large graphite deposit!
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
Using powdered graphite, the Germans invent a graphite stick used for writing.
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.
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
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
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.
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 by Fabor Company lcated in Stein, Germany.
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.
Technology monthly work
Catalina Seturino Garcia