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"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led." -Stan Laurel

"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be led." -Stan Laurel

Sorry Stan not true. Please read this informative article: Ever wondered about the lead in pencils? Despite the name, they have never been made of lead By Howard J. Bennett November 30, 2014 True or false: You can get lead poisoning if you’re stuck with a lead pencil. False. Lead pencils contain graphite (a form of carbon), not lead. In fact, contrary to what many people believe, lead pencils never were made with lead. The ancient Romans used a writing device called a stylus. This was similar to the modern stylus used with smartphones and tablets, except it was bigger and...

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Ew How Gross! Or 144 to a box!

Ew How Gross! Or 144 to a box!

Ever wonder why our minimum quantity is 144, and not 100 or 150. Because pencils are packed by the gross A gross is a quantity meaning 144, or a dozen dozen, and it's a useful number for small items. It's Hip to Be Square If you're familiar with the mathematical concept of square numbers, that'll give you some insight into why products are often packaged and sold in certain quantities. For example, six packages of batteries to the carton and six cartons to the case means you just keep multiplying your basic unit – in this case, the packages of...

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Slider - Order More Pencils - Save More $

We have introduced the Slider to our products. You slide or input your volume selection. Order more Pencils- Save More $, Try it!!  

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Back to School Pencils!

Back to School Pencils!

Back to school. Be safe and order personalized pencils- Here are some recent orders! Remember you can add a logo with your text, and we will send a free virtual proof for your review. Any questions, email:  brian@pencilguyshop.com.

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THE PENCIL by Henry Petroski

THE PENCIL by Henry Petroski

This book never gets old!  A very interesting read.  "Henry Petroski traces the origins of the pencil back to ancient Greece and Rome, writes factually and charmingly about its development over the centuries and around the world, and shows what the pencil can teach us about engineering and technology today"

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