Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories - The New York Times


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A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.
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may 2018 by DerRemo
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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february 2018 by flobosg
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february 2018 by rdr
from NYTimes, a beautiful and fascinating photoessay about making pencils and lead and putting them all together
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february 2018 by MsHsi
“A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines
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february 2018 by SteveH
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by toph
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A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by davegullett
"Since 1889, the General Pencil Company has been converting huge quantities of raw materials (wax, paint, cedar planks, graphite) into products you can find, neatly boxed and labeled, in art and office-supply stores across the nation: watercolor pencils, editing pencils, sticks of charcoal, pastel chalks. Even as other factories have chased higher profit margins overseas, General Pencil has stayed put, cranking out thousands upon thousands of writing instruments in the middle of Jersey City."
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january 2018 by cluebucket
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january 2018 by toddsattersten
RT : Lovely photo essay on this American factory that has been producing pencils since 1889
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january 2018 by bjoerngrau
Lovely photo essay on this American factory that has been producing pencils since 1889
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january 2018 by ldupont
A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.
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january 2018 by Palafo
RT @octavianasr: For the love of pencils ✏️ ✏️ ✏️ >>> Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories https://t.co/aXNdJN9q5o https://t.co/KQ…
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january 2018 by mshook
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive.
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january 2018 by drummerdave985
A worker named Maria matches the color of her shirt and nail polish to the shade of the pastel cores being manufactured each week.
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january 2018 by dirtystylus
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by nimprojects
Over the past few years, the photographer Christopher Payne visited the factory dozens of times, documenting every phase of the manufacturing process. His photographs capture the many different worlds hidden inside the complex’s plain brick exterior.
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january 2018 by philapple
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive.
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january 2018 by dcrall
Inside one of America’s last pencil factories
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january 2018 by wakemp
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january 2018 by cesarastudillo
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january 2018 by pixel
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by josedante
The glorious mysteries of making pencils
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january 2018 by kevinog
A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.
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january 2018 by garrettc
These photos of a pencil factory (!!) are wondrous
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january 2018 by danrubin
"Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories"
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january 2018 by peterjblack
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by tonyhue
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by kohlmannj
more examples in this nyt piece about the last pencil factory in the US:
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january 2018 by girma
Fascinating. Bella has an absolute obsession with pencils and its growing on me.
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january 2018 by dustinupdyke
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by stephenfrancoeur
This photo of a high speed pencil sharpener is so cool and nerdy!
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january 2018 by gglanzani
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird…
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january 2018 by chrispoole
Amazing story about the General Pencil company in Jersey City: I buy their “Test S…
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january 2018 by maura
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january 2018 by transposition
I loved be pencils!! Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
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january 2018 by sajones81
Beautiful photos!
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january 2018 by danbutcher
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by jburkunk
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive.
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january 2018 by Goldmanjordan
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by michaelkpate
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by craniac
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This Mr. Rogers-esque trip to a pencil factory in the NYT is beyond gorgeous. And this image from it is delightfully pleasing. https://t.co/JfZFV0YhdR http://pic.twitter.com/3BK2eCxwkV

— ᎷᎪᎢᎢ ᎻᎪᏌᏩᎻᎬY (@mathowie) January 12, 2018
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january 2018 by Ryanvlower
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by Werderbach
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by archizoo
Other parts of the factory are eruptions of color. Red pencils wait, in orderly grids, to be dipped into bright blue paint. A worker named Maria matches the color of her shirt and nail polish to the shade of the pastel cores being manufactured each week. One of the company’s signature products, white pastels, have to be made in a dedicated machine, separated from every other color. At the tipping machine, a whirlpool of pink erasers twists, supervised patiently by a woman wearing a bindi.
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january 2018 by rosscatrow
RT : Pencil factory: Fantastic photography
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january 2018 by dunstan
This is wonderfully photographed and fills my little nerd heart with glee:
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january 2018 by enobrev
A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. via Pocket
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january 2018 by drewcaldwell
RT atmostbeautiful : 연필은 지극히 단순한 도구지만 만드는 과정은 그렇지 않다. 미국에서도 몇 안 남은 공장의 제작 공정. 사진만 봐도 재미있다. 특히 목재를 가는 굵기의 연필 여러 자루로 나누는 장면은 의외. Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories via @NYTimes http://bit.ly/2EzNboM January 12, 2018 at 08:49PM http://twitter.com/atmostbeautiful/status/951783179005911040
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january 2018 by seoulrain