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A.W. Faber Polygrades: Old and New

In honor of Lothar von Faber’s 200th birthday, Faber-Castell has released a limited edition set of Polygrade pencils. Though it’s all too common today, von Faber was the first to offer a set with pencils of varying grades; some included an … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Sole Agent for A.W. Faber in New York

Having completed his law studies in Germany, Johann Eberhard Faber moved to America in 1848. He had spent the previous six months working for the family concern, A.W. Faber, and it was decided he would run the office being established … Continue reading

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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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