Overall: 17 x 1 3/4 in. ( 43.2 x 4.4 cm )
printed label: on pencil shaft: "DIXON'S Graphite Pencils" printed label: on pencil shaft: "[DIX]ON CRUCIBLE CO. Jersey City, N.J."
Oversize wooden pencil with octagonal cylindrical shaft, tapering point, and graphite lead at tip.
This oversize pencil was presented to the illustrator Thomas Nast (1840-1902) during a lecture tour in 1873.
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Nast
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