All photos are ca. 1950, and are from the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Do your Blackwings know about these posts?
You know it’s still so surprising to me, after all of the searching I’ve done and all of the Eberhard Faber-related things I’ve found—ads, news, and interviews spanning 1849 to present—that there is such a paucity of items related to the Blackwing. It’s almost non-existent; no displays, no ads, no photos. You’d think that from a statistical point of view I’d at least come across something every once in a while. I can only conclude that they truly were a word-of-mouth favorite.
But this might be an aspect of my bleistift skotoma acting up again, because apart from the Mongol, Microtomic, and Van Dyke, I haven’t come across much about any of their thousands of other pencils either (e.g. ever see a Contak 440 advertised?).
If only I could spend an hour or two with Mr. Faber IV…every single question would be answered. 🙂
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