Happy Belated National Pencil Day! Hymen Lipman is credited with registering the first patent for a pencil with an attached eraser on March 30, 1858 (U.S. Patent 19,783).
Did you do anything special to celebrate the day? I use pencils pretty much every day to both write and draw – mechanical drafting pencils for writing, and wood pencils in a variety of hardness (and colors) for drawing.
Rhodia pencils are one of our best selling products. The paint is our signature Rhodia orange over a sharp looking Linden black wood body and the triangular shape helps to keep them from rolling off the table. The lead grade is HB, the same as a #2 pencil. They can be purchased individually, or in boxes of 25 from select retailers.