Palomino Blackwing pencil - Volume 16.2 (firm)

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Palomino Blackwing pencil - Volume 16.2 (firm)

from the Palomino Brands division of the California Cedar Products Company of the USA

Palomino Blackwing 16.2

• made in Japan

• genuine California Incense-Cedar body

• matte white finish

• highest quality firm Japanese graphite core

• white rectangular replaceable eraser

• matte black ferrule

• black logo imprint

• 20cm long, 0.75cm diameter

 

The Palomino Blackwing is the world’s most famous pencil, favoured by artists, writers and professionals 

since it was first launched in the 1930s.

Blackwing pencils combine the best graphite in the world, the best wood in the world, and generations of craftsmanship

to create an exceptional pencil. 

Perfect to write a song, sketch a landscape or brainstorm a business idea.

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From an early age, Ada Lovelace showed an adeptness for mathematics and an uncanny ability to make creative connections between seemingly disparate things and ideas. She described this ability as “the Discovering Faculty,” and it was a gift she put to use in astounding ways.

In 1843, while translating an article on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine computer, Ada wrote her own thoughts and notes on the machine. These notes contained what many consider to be the first complete computer program, earning her the posthumous title “The Prophet of the Computer Age.”The Blackwing 16.2 is a tribute to mathematician, writer and visionary Ada Lovelace. The pencil features a matte white finish and matte black ferrule inspired by the simple styling of early personal computers. It features our firm graphite formulation ideal for both writing and mathematics.

The Blackwing 16.2 is a tribute to mathematician, writer and visionary Ada Lovelace. The pencil features a matte white finish and matte black ferrule inspired by the simple styling of early personal computers. It features our firm graphite formulation ideal for both writing and mathematics. The number 16.2 is a nod to the Analytical Engine’s storage capacity of 16.2 kB (0.00005% the storage of the average smartphone) and the backside of each pencil bears a binary pattern stamp of the initials she used to sign her work, AAL.

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