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Paper and Related Manufactures

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How Paper is Made
How Paper Is Made
The first machine to make paper was developed in France around 1798. Although papermaking machines have been greatly improved and enlarged since, then the basic processes remain the same.
Paper Honeycomb
Paper Honeycomb
The History of the Pencil
The History of the Pencil
The first pencils using a stick of graphite enclosed in a wood case were being mass-produced in Nuremberg by 1662. In 1795, Nicholas Jacques Conté received a patent for a process of mixing powdered graphite and clay, forming the mixture into sticks, and then hardening them in a furnace that is still in use today.
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