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Cooperation Among "The Big 4"

This was originally going to be a “this date in pencil history” kind of post, but I would have had to wait until October.

The letter above was written by George Smith, who in 1920 was the president of the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company. 120 more words


Family Tree Forest

If a family tree falls in the forest and no one is there to see or hear it, did all this work actually happen?

The tree in the photo represents only 20% so far, give or take a Lothar.


Eberhard Faber: A Diamond Star Is Born

I’ve written before about the Diamond Star logo of the Eberhard Faber Pencil Co., and have tried to ascertain its origins. A star is a very common symbol, though there are a variety of types (mainly having to do with the number of points). 321 more words


A Few Minutes More

Back from another visit to Wilkes-Barre. There’s a lot of reading to do, but soon I hope to be sharing selections from some rather unique documents.


Mongol, 1905

The original “MONGOL” trademark from the Eberhard Faber Company, 1905.



"New York's Own Drink"

From the International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 24, what follows are some details about Seeman Bros. Inc., of New York, N.Y.

There were originally five brothers, who founded their business in 1886 in New York City. 264 more words