General’s Test Scoring 580


The ‘Original’ Test Scoring pencil features a soft black reflective graphite that was originally designed for “Scantron” testing. Test Scoring pencils are very popular with avid crossword puzzle enthusiasts because of the dark line they make.  The highly popular IBM Electrographic pencil was originally made by General, so if you’ve always wanted to try the IBM then this is the pencil could be considered comparable.

The General Pencil Company has been in operation since 1889 and has remained family owned and operated across six generations.  Currently it is one of the last pencil factories in the USA, operating in New Jersey. You can see inside the General Pencil factory here.

Made in the USA.

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Photos are often taken of multiple pencils, however all pencils are sold individually unless specifically stated otherwise.

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