It’s International Lefthanders day this weekend. For more than 40 years this day has been observed on 13 August.
Sunday 13th August is #lefthandersday – a #ruler designed by the legendary Helmut Hufnagl @staedtlermars – it is for right and left handed use. A #pencil also from #staedtler that is for #lefthanded use. Also in the picture – early this week we visited @TheJohnRylands Library at the #universityofmanchester and were excited to find the #gridsandguides notebook @papress ☺️
In my wife’s photo above you can see two Staedtler items for left-handers. Yes, that left-handed Metro pencil is apparently made by Staedtler UK in Pontyclun. They also made pencils for Berol and Chambers in their Pontyclun factory (You might remember the 2014 La La Land post with Chambers pencils and the 2013 Berol post).
You can read more about the notebook used in the photo in Pencil Talk’s latest blog post and more about Helmut Hufnagl in this Insights X post and more about the left-handed rulers in another Insights X post.