• Lord Kelvin Absolute Hero pencil. Wooden pencil with black-and-white wraparound design.

Kelvin Absolute Hero Pencil

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Wooden pencil, specially designed to mark the bicentenary of trailblazing scientist Lord Kelvin (1824-1907).

Part of a range commissioned by UofG Shop from Glasgow-based designer Hole in My Pocket. 

Lord Kelvin, Absolute Hero!

Kelvin matriculated as a student at the University of Glasgow at just ten years old. He went on to become Professor of Natural Philosophy and spent over 50 years teaching at the University, eventually serving as Chancellor. 

Kelvin's inventions included a sound machine and the Kelvin compass. He proposed the Kelvin scale of temperature, elaborating the concept of 'absolute zero'. Somehow he also found the time to help with the planning of the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable - paving the way for modern global communications. 

Materials: Wood

Dimensions: 16.5cm approx.