What is the difference between a “Right-Handed Pencil” and a “Left-Handed Pencil” ?
I can tell you that the two museum staff members working yesterday didn’t know!
Two RV traveling retired couples visited us, both from Kentucky and on their way to the Grand Canyon, and they were the ones that asked a new and “stumping” question! After seeing our Don Hall Pencil Collection, (and making their guess!) they shared a story with us:
When one of the visiting gentlemen purchased advertising pencils, for this business, he ordered “Left-Handed Pencils”. Once his order was delivered, he rejected it as the order was “Right-Handed Pencils”. As he explained (and try at home!) when you hold a pencil, you should be able to read the advertising on the pencil. If you are right-handed and the print on the pencil is legible, it’s a right handed pencil. If you hold that same pencil in your left hand, the print will be backwards.
Our pencils at the Fick Fossil and History Museum are right handed pencils!
Our “Right-Handed Pencil” in a right hand – see how you can read the advertising?
Our “Right-Handed Pencil” in a left hand
We hope you stop in and enjoy our new advertising pencil collection as much as we do!