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HOW DO YOU SHARPEN YOUR PENCIL?

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The next time you use a portable pencil sharpener, you can thank Mr. John Lee Love. A native of Fall River Massachussetts, Mr Love applied for his patent in 1897. The invention was known as the “Love Sharpener” and by his own description was to double as a paperweight or ornament. His design was simple and included a hand crank as well as a chamber to hold the pencil shavings.

Although Mr Love died in 1931 his invention lives on with millions of american sharpening their No.2’s for important exams. Another small idea that has impacted millions of us at some point in our lives!