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Lead pencil

Object Number: 
1906.11
Date: 
1873
Medium: 
Wood, graphite
Dimensions: 
Overall: 17 x 1 3/4 in. ( 43.2 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed label: on pencil shaft: "DIXON'S Graphite Pencils" printed label: on pencil shaft: "[DIX]ON CRUCIBLE CO. Jersey City, N.J."
Description: 
Oversize wooden pencil with octagonal cylindrical shaft, tapering point, and graphite lead at tip.
Gallery Label: 
This oversize pencil was presented to the illustrator Thomas Nast (1840-1902) during a lecture tour in 1873.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Nast
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group