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kcwhitney
01-12-2018, 12:46 PM
The New York Times Magazine has a beautiful spread on the inside of a pencil factory: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/magazine/inside-one-of-americas-last-pencil-factories.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=nytmm_FadingSlideShow_item&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

stapeliad
01-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Very cool!

bluepen61
01-12-2018, 03:25 PM
There are some interesting you-tube videos on pencil making. I have seen a couple featuring General Pencil. And there are some videos on making pastel sticks too.

water girl
01-12-2018, 05:50 PM
Fascinating. Thank you!

robertsloan2
01-15-2018, 07:11 PM
Thank you! I had to smile. General's pencils are usually the low price leaders too, yet they have very good quality. I've always really liked them. Knowing that bloke worked there 47 years makes me feel good about the company too. Not many places do that sort of thing any more.