The late Paul Johnson of Carbon Hill, Ohio, collected pencil sharpers starting in the 1980s. His collection grew to over 3,400 distinct sharpeners, which he eventually housed in a shed that served as a museum. Johnson passed away recently, so the collection was moved into a regional welcome center last Friday.
The Logan Daily News reports Johnson started collecting after his wife gave him a few pencil sharpeners as a gift in the late 1980s. He kept them organized in categories, including cats, Christmas and Disneyland. The oldest is 105 years old.
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