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Inside One Of The Last Pencil Factories In The U.s.

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#1 Tasmith

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:00

New York Times Magazine article about inside one of the last pencil factories in the U.S.:

 

https://www.nytimes....-factories.html


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:09

Thanks for posting that link.  What a treat for us Leadheads!



#3 _InkyFingers

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 04:08

It is one of those "I didnt know that¡". Thanks!

#4 Tasmith

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 16:23

One of my father's first jobs after he got married was working for a brief time at Ray-O-Vac batteries.  My mom says he would come home covered in graphite that would not wash out of his clothes.  The graphite got everywhere.

 

Interesting Washington Post article on pollution from graphite mines in China where its used it to make batteries.  https://www.washingt...ution-in-china/


Edited by Tasmith, 12 February 2018 - 16:32.


#5 Zaphodbebullbrox

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 00:44

Fancy


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