British inventiveness: the invention of the pencil and steel pen nib

While idly scrolling through a Twitter feed I came upon this from Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy and Relationships @BritishFuture.

One of the likes on Jill’s tweet is mine. Meanwhile, I looked up both facts, and was mildly surprised that the modern pencil was invented in the UK. There’s a Pencil Museum in Keswick in the Lake District. This is taken from Quora,

Now about the steel pen nib, another piece of British inventiveness, about which I did know. There are numerous sources on the invention of the steel pen nib. I’ve chosen this one from The Journal Shop,

There’s museum for pen nibs. It’s the Pen Museum in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham. I’ve not been to either museum, something I think I should correct.

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