Here's a myth buster: There is no lead in pencils. Rather, the core is made up of a non-toxic mineral called graphite. The common name â€œpencil leadâ€ is due to an historic association with the stylus made of lead in ancient Roman times.
Most pencils are made of cedar wood. Cedar can be found by the Great. Lakes. 2
The finished product, called a lead pencil, was quite popular. In the late sixteenth century, a method for gluing strips of wood around graphite was discovered in .
Our history dates back to 1860 when Edward Weissenborn founded the American Lead Pencil Co. in Hoboken, NJ. He was an inventor and machinist and .