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Eberhard Faber No. 44 "DIADEM"

One of the hundreds of stationery sets offered by the Eberhard Faber Company, the No. 44 “DIADEM” set is from the early 1920s.

There is a divided tray on top, a sliding tray on the bottom, and an ink blotter underneath the folding cover. 40 more words


Of Pencils and Pencil Boxes

There are pencils and then there are pencil boxes. A significant part of the joy in vintage pencils comes from their boxes, which are so much better made and designed compared to the ones on offer today. 542 more words


Jurassic Blackwings

Images ©Universal Pictures, 1993.

The pencils in the last photo must have been Blackwing stunt-doubles: I mean, to put actual 602s at such risk…

Blackwing 602


Another example of an “early” Eberhard Faber Blackwing with an arrow cut from the ferrule, a reminder that the eraser is adjustable and can be pulled out. 56 more words


Two Knights to Remember (III): Preserving the Past

Baron Lothar von Faber looms large over Stein, both literally and figuratively. In 1899, this statue of him was erected in front of the town’s Lutheran church (which he himself had erected). 604 more words


Filming "No. 2: Story of the Pencil"

Yesterday I spent the afternoon with William Allen, a professor and filmmaker who is finishing up work on his documentary “No. 2: Story of the Pencil… 136 more words