Vintage Salem Morning!

Wynott Mills and Salem Lead Works the property lead was obtained from to make the first Dixon #2 pencil.
Wynott’s Mill where magic graphite powder was obtained for Dixon’s #2 Pencils.

Joseph Dixon inventor of the Single Lens Reflex had his factory on North Street in Salem and had the banker George Peabody sell his #2 Pencils at one time. For more great stories about Salem read Sub Rosa by Chris Dowgin.

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