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About Mechanical Pencils

What you do not know about the mechanical pencil is that the very first production of these was in 1915. At that time, the Ever-Sharp Pencil made big news when it provided a writing instrument that was easy to use and always had a sharpened tip to it. Tokuji Hawakawa, the founder of Sharp, designed the lead-pushing device that sits inside of a metallic shaft. It became one of the most convenient inventions of the time and still remains an important device most people use. Finding a vintage mechanical pencil is an excellent gift to give a writer interested in collecting antique writing instruments. On the other hand, when you just need BIC mechanical pencils for your child to use to complete his or her school work, you will find those available from the reliable sellers on eBay. Of course, your child is not likely to approve of bringing an old-style mechanical pencil in to school because that is probably not very cool. However, it is the perfect choice for you.