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These school slates are made of natural slate with a wooden frame (Unfortunately, they have "Made in Portugal" branded on the back. But, that can be removed with some sandpaper, if desired). Slates similar to these were found on both the Steamboat Arabia (1856), where they were part of the cargo, and the Steamboat Bertrand (1865) where a slate belonged to one of the young passengers. In wriitng on the slate, a slate pencil (see the next item) is the most practical because it makes a much thinner line than chalk. Also, modern chalk is different from the chalk used during the 1860's. To erase the slate, a dry rag scrap works very well.

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Cedar Pencils,
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Slate Pencils,
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