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John Love invented the pencil sharpener in 1897. His invention was a very simple and portable pencil sharpener. The same kind of pencil sharpener that many artists use or that can be found in an office or school room.

Johm Lee Love’s pencil sharpener was patented on November 23, 1897 (U.S. Patent # 594,114).

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