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Colonel Klink's Blackwing


It seems Hogan wasn’t the only colonel at Stalag 13 who used Eberhard Faber Blackwing pencils.


And it looks like there were at least four more ready to go in his pencil pot: 36 more words

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It Takes A Village (Inn)

Service at the local Village Inn is just slow enough to get a little work done.

Yes, that is a World War II-era Eberhard Faber  19 more words


Regarding The First Attachable Eraser, Part 3

A scan of the original, handwritten decision of the court regarding J.B. Blair’s patent, 1875.

The patents for the pencils and erasers I’ve mentioned so far are only a small sample of those filed and granted between 1858 and 1900. 1,276 more words


Regarding The First Attachable Eraser, Part 2

For an object as quotidian as the pencil, documenting who-thought-of-what-when is a difficult task. But between those who have an idea first and those who… 615 more words


A.W. Faber In America: 1850

Photograph of Lothar von Faber’s portrait, from an original copy of The Lead Pencil Manufactory of A. W. Faber at Stein near Nürnberg, 1865. 221 more words


Subtle Changes

One of the most notable changes in the design of the Eberhard Faber Blackwing was when the company stopped painting the black band around the neck of the clamp eraser ferrule. 287 more words