Monday, July 30, 2012

Graphite samples

Dixon is one of the best-known names for both graphite and pencils. This group of graphite specimen jars once belonged to Harvard, and consists of samples of Dixon products in various forms and grades. I would guess that they date to the end of the 19th century or very early 20th century. Harvard appears to have pitched them back in the 1970s or '80s, along with loads of other old scientific samples and models. When they appeared at a local antique shop, they seemed the perfect pencil-related display.

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