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DVD about Emma Edmonds


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Speaking and Consulting

Slate Pencils

As mentioned in the discussion of slates, the best item to use to write on a slate is a slate pencil. This pencil is made from another piece of slate which leaves a pale streak when rubbed against a surface. The Steamboat Arabia had hundreds of slate pencils on board as cargo when it sank in 1856. Also as mentioned in the discussion of slates, a dry scrap of rag works very well as an eraser for a slate pencil.

Even though these pencils are made of stone, if held too far from the tip or pressed too hard when writing on the slate, they will break so modern users may have to get used to them. To sharpen the pencils after the point becomes worn, rub them on a hard rough surface with care lest they break. We use a sidewalk.

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