This is interesting site. I've seen it about two years ago, but boy, could not remember the link. So I just finally found it. You'll find the history of the pencil and photographs of these pencil I guess you could call it the evolution of the pencil I hope I have not posted this already. It doesn't look like I have. The pencil above is the oldest pencil that is known off. The rest are regular looking pencils from different companies.
I wish that the gallery had the year of the pencils.
The Pencil Pages
March 15, 2009