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What is Pencil Sharpener in Tagalog? History and Evolution of Design

What is Pencil Sharpener in Tagalog? History and Evolution of Design

School Supplies
The pencil sharpener in Tagalog is called “pantasa ng lapis” or simply “pantasa”. As the name suggests, this tool is designed to make the tip of a pencil pointy so that you can write or draw more easily. Despite being in the school supplies section, these sharpeners can also be found in offices and at home. They are also essential to teachers, artists, draftsmen, engineers, and architects. Before pencil sharpeners was invented, people used knives to sharpen pencils. However, the process was challenging, time-consuming, and often led to uneven results. Apparently, there are several versions as to who really invented pencil sharpeners. Nonetheless, a French book in 1822 mentioned that C. A. Boucher was the one who created the first pencil sharpener but he did not file for a patent. ...