Is it worth it?

This was snatched from our Special Collections and Archives blog (it seems that’s thing to do at Wes).

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NOW AVAILABLE AT SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES

The official SC&A pencil for only 25¢

?Everybody did you know for the small sum of 25¢ you can buy a writing instrument that writes under water, in zero gravity and upside down!!!!!!!!!

?Thesis writers did you know a pencil can write 45,000 words.

?Art majors did you know a pencil can draw a line 35 miles long.

?Environmentalists did you know more than two billion pencils are used in the
United States every day.

?College of Letters majors do you know what Henry David Thoreau and pencils have in common? In 1821, Charles Dunbar (the brother-in-law of author Henry David Thoreau) discovered a graphite deposit in New England. This graphite was certified as far superior to any previously found in the United States. With this high-quality material for its writing cores, the Thoreau pencil company came to be known as the maker of the finest pencils in America

Is this pencil worth 25 cents? Would environmentalists be happy to know so many pencils are being produced? And has anyone seen those little pink houses in the cracked wall of the CFA? What’s the deal?

2 thoughts on “Is it worth it?

  1. Linda (from SC&A)

    The reason pencils are more environmentally sound is “permanent” ink in pens and markers contains very toxic volatile solvents such as toluene and xylene. If a pencil doesn’t work for you, get some color in your life without toxic solvents by choosing colorful water-based pens and markers.

  2. Linda (from SC&A)

    The reason pencils are more environmentally sound is “permanent” ink in pens and markers contains very toxic volatile solvents such as toluene and xylene. If a pencil doesn’t work for you, get some color in your life without toxic solvents by choosing colorful water-based pens and markers.

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