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Blackwing Scotoma (or What's Holden Holdin'?)

If the mind sees what it wants to see, it’s never so true as when you think you might have spotted someone using a Blackwing. The glint of a long gold ferrule; the brightly stamped graphite-grey barrel. 91 more words

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602

Eberhard Faber Polita

Another surprising use for this long-discontinued eraser-like product: quickly and gently smoothing burrs that may occur on tuning posts.

Eberhard Faber

Preserving the Past: Creekside Digital

© Creekside Digital, 2017

I’ve always had a fascination with old documents, especially music manuscripts. Most of the time the few I could get my hands on were facsimile editions, and many of those only through interlibrary loans. 556 more words


Juliana Hall

Juliana Hall (b. 1958) is an American art-song composer. Here, she can be seen composing at the piano with an Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602*. Along with animators, musicians were some of the most ardent exponents of the Faber Blackwing. 15 more words

Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602

Eberhard Faber: Black Chalk Artist's Sketching Crayons

Not quite pencils, but close enough. Eberhard Faber’s Artist’s Sketching Crayons came in a smart-looking folding case that closed with a snap.

They were available in two grades: soft and medium soft. 150 more words


Pencil Sample Books

Based on some of the comments from the previous post, I’ve gathered together a few examples of pencil sample books and sample folders. They used to come in a great variety of shapes and sizes during their heyday, including samplers that served as promotional gifts, or as more sturdy books that were used by the salesforce. 448 more words