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A.W. Faber-Castell: 1972 Frankfurt Trade Show

This clip is from UFA (Universum Film) Dabei, 1972. It is a brief look at some products that A.W. Faber-Castell offered at the 1972 Frankfurt Trade Show. The music is a perfect fit.

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A.W. Faber-Castell: Welt im Film

Beginning in May, 1945, the American and British occupying powers produced a newsreel called Welt im Film. Its purpose was political: to reeducate the German population, and to supplant the ideology of National Socialism with notions of democracy. To that end the … Continue reading

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A.W. Faber, 1897

The original 1897 trademark for the firm “A.W. Faber” in America. S

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A.W. Faber “Castell” Pocket Pencils 1906

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A.W. Faber-Castell: Neuer Export in Alter Qualität

Stills from another newsreel, this one from 1948:

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A.W. Faber-Castell: Jeden Tag 150.000 Bleistifte

These stills are from a 1946 newsreel of the A.W. Faber-Castell factory in Stein, Germany. Current factory managers might smile at the title — Every Day 150,000 Pencils — but in 1946 simply having a working factory might have been miracle enough. It … Continue reading

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A.W. Faber, Dickerson Street, New Jersey

From 1912, a photo of the A.W. Faber rubber factory in Newark, New Jersey. Six years from the time this photo was taken the company’s building, assets, and patents would be sold under the Alien Property Act. Ultimately the winning … Continue reading

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Trophées en Graphite, Dans la Maison A.W. FABER

From 1872 until 1890 at the A.W. Faber offices on Place de l’Opéra in Paris, a pair of extraordinary sculptures were on display, celebrating the Siberian graphite mine discovered by Jean-Pierre Alibert in 1847. The top section appears to have been … Continue reading

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“A.W. Faber’s New Drawing Pencil”

What does the beginning of a legacy (or perhaps a dynasty) look like? A.W. Faber Polygrade pencils were by all accounts of unprecedented quality and very popular. They eventually gave way to a new range though—the now-familiar “Castell” line of pencils—in … Continue reading

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A.W. Faber’s Graphite de Sibérie de la Mine Alibert

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