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See How a Pencil is Made

Have you ever wondered how they get the lead (or graphite, nowadays) into a little wooden stick to make a pencil? Or how they attach the eraser to the end? The New York Times has put together a brief, yet fascinating photo essay chronicling the journey young pencils take at the General Pencil Company’s factory in Jersey City, New Jersey. Take a look inside one of the last pencil factories in America to see how this essential everyday object is produced.

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