A link to a really lovely photographic essay on the -last- remaining pencil
factory in the US. Old tools (machines) and tradition. Having just
purchased some NOS indelible marking pencils to mark green wood during
spoon carving, this article from the New York Time Magazine was great.
(Pencils I bought were made in the US.)
Hope you find it enjoyable.
On 2018-01-12 8:12 PM, Dwight Beebe wrote:
> Oy! Working late at school on report card narratives. And yes, losing my
> mind. Please slide the spittoon down this way.
Well, if you like this, you might like to see a Brit TV special that's
called 'Make Me A German', in which a British couple go to Germany to
see what's different in their way of life. The husband goes to work in a
small modern factory where they manufacture high-quality artists'
pencils. It's an enlightening show in more ways than one, and well worth
the time if you come across it. Sorry, I can't provide a link.
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses"
The Famous Pig Song, Clarke Van Ness
The harder they come, the bigger they fall." Ry Cooder