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No. 2 Pencils Get an Ergonomic Makeover

Taking standardized tests may become more comfortable for students as Dixon, a pencil manufacturer, begins development of its new “ergonomic” line of wooden no. 2 pencils.

The Tri-White Triangular, a triangle-shaped wooden pencil currently in development, is set to eventually replace the company’s hexagonal wooden standby, the Dixon Ticonderoga No. 2.  Additionally, the company also plans to develop triangular pencils to replace their thick round “My First Pencil” for beginning writers, and their “Laddie” pencil designed for children making the transition from printing to cursive.

Dixon hopes its new pencil design, deemed “ergonomically superior” by the Kansas City Star, will help improve its industry position.

Source:  Kansas City Star

This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2004-10-05.