Viarco 272 Violet Copying Pencil
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Copying pencils were first introduced in the 1870s as a form of ‘ink’ pencil that couldn’t be erased. They have violet aniline dye in the core that can transfer when wetted and pressed against another piece of paper. They were most used during WWI as a way to write, sign and make copies of documents quickly and easily as the only other permanent option at the time was a fountain pen, which was messy and more difficult to carry around. Though the aniline dyes originally used have since proven to be toxic, a small number of pencil companies still make contemporary versions.
The core in this one is a classic copying pencil purple and is non-toxic.
Made in Portugal
Measures 7 inches long