Glen Robley-Pencils

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Glen Robley-Pencils - Nebraska Man Has At Least 20,000 Pencils LYONS,...
Nebraska Man Has At Least 20,000 Pencils LYONS, Neb. (AP) — There's no shortage of pencils in (he Glen Robley household. But trying to find one to write with is another matter, RobJey's hobby is collecting pencils—all kinds of pencils. He has big pencils, little pencils, old cnes and new. They're from all 50 states and many foreign countries. There are 20,000 of them. Decorates Walls "It's easy to collect them, once you get started," says Robley. 'Die Robley collection deconiles the four walls of a room in his apartment. Robley,[ernors of each of these states, who owns a store here, started] The oldest pencil in his collec- his collection back in 1927. And tion is a mechanical one, which he's never quit. A good share of the collection consists of advertising and novelty pencils. "We trade many of the novelty pencils with other collectors," says Robley, Oldest Pencil "Older people tend to collect pencils, as well as handicapped persons," he? says. "It tends to be an inexpensive hobby, compared to coin or stamp collect- Robley has all of the 50 state pens, plus signatures of Hie gov- is supposedly over 400 years old. WOOD PLANE SUCCESSFUL LONDON — One of Britain's most, successful wartime aircraft was the rie Havilland Mosquito, whose wooden fuselage was accepted by military authorities on tho argument that, in the early days of World War II, wood was highly available and wood workers in good supply. In contrast, both metals and metalworkers were scarce.

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  1. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
  2. 07 Dec 1967, Thu,
  3. Page 140

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