Made for easy detection by test scanners, this pencil's electro-graphite is especially reflective. This type of pencil is often used by crossword enthusiasts because of the particularly dark line it makes. Its barrel is made of cedar and sharpens well. The graphite's point retention is moderate, so you might find that it is a bit soft.
General's was responsible for making the original IBM Electrographic pencils, so you can expect this pencil to be a comparable substitute.
Family-owned General Pencil Company has been making pencils in Jersey City, NJ since 1889 and is one of only three pencil companies still left in the United States. All of their pencils are made of high quality California incense cedar and are made to as high a standard as they were 100 years ago.
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