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Pencil - Slate, circa 1880 Reg. No: LL 079941
- This slate pencil was excavated at one of the digs at the Commonwealth Block, 2001-2003. It was found in a cesspit.
Writing implements, found throughout Little Lon, indicate that writing was a commonplace activity. The pens, pencils and inkwells are a tantalizing reminder of words forgotten long ago.
- Slate pencil - point intact 9 cm long.
Found in cesspit, Casselden Place, Location 69, area 69B, south east.
|Discipline:||Archaeology - Historical|
|Dimensions:||90 mm (Height), 5 mm (Width)|
|Dimension Comment:||Width = Diameter|
|Themes this item is part of:||Little Lon, Little Lon Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY|
|Secondary Classification:||Tools & Equipment|
|Tertiary Classification:||drafting, drawing & writing|
|Activity:||Tools & Equipment|
|Specific Activity:||Drafting, Drawing and Writing Equipment|
|Trench Unit Number:||02/22.1/88|