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The Cumberland Pencil Museum

By on August 23, 2010 in Pens & Pencils

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Around the mid-sixteenth century, an enormous deposit of graphite was discovered in rural Cumbria. The locals found this material useful for marking sheep and so begins the history of the pencil. The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick is a museum dedicated to this history and is also an educational adjunct to the Derwent fine art pencil company.

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