Monday, 17 May 2010
A pair of interesting pencils. The sharp edges, as well as the intriguing text, suggest they are fairly old.
British Graphite? I wonder where that came from, the old graphite mines in Cumbria were exhausted long before these pencils were made.
They bring to mind another pair of pencils in my collection that mention the source of the graphite they contain - the infinitely more glamorous Alibert mines in Siberia. I will hunt them out and put a picture here soon