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Further Cross-Ferrulizing

The Mongol 481 is an un-tipped pencil at birth but is here fitted with a clamp eraser, much like a Van Dyke. The Blackwing… 71 more words


No. 32 (Again)

The Eberhard Faber No. 32 Mongol combination dip pen and pencil. The images are from the company’s 1923 catalog, and drawn at actual size no less. 7 more words


The House That Faber Built

c. 1902

It’s FAY-ber, not FAH-ber. FAY-ber. FAAAY-ber.

That’s what I kept saying to myself on a recent rainy afternoon in Wilkes-Barre (BEAR or  602 more words


Where There's A Wilkes There's A Way

Reading and writing materials for a short trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, last home of the Eberhard Faber Corporation:

For writing, an A.W. Faber Castell waistcoat pencil (c. 63 more words


Clip and Tuck

Pencil protector/extenders used to be available in endless styles, shapes, and sizes. This one was made by the Eberhard Faber Company in the early 1920s. It was nickel-plated, came with an eraser, and had a clip for your pocket. 72 more words


A Conversation With Eberhard Faber IV

In researching American pencil-making I have encountered one overriding consistency: trade-related print sources are mostly inconsistent, especially the early ones. And as with any long story, names, dates, places, and events are told and retold until at best they become nearly impossible to discern, and at worst transform into myths. 616 more words