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The Last Eberhard Faber Factory

In 1956-57, the Eberhard Faber Company moved operations from their Greenpoint, New York location (established in 1872) to a state-of-the-art facility in Crestwood Industrial Park, located in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. Some 37 acres of woods were cleared for the facility, which was designed … Continue reading

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There’s Gold In Them Thar Nibs: Eberhard Faber No. 506

As the label says, this is a box of Eberhard Faber gold-plated nibs. It’s still sealed too, but not for long. I don’t know their exact age but working backward from the year the Eberhard Faber Company moved from Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Mongols, etc.

  Further escapades in pencil B-roll (no audio this time).

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Eberhard Faber Van Dyke Display Stand

1929

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Eberhard Faber’s Artist’s Pencil

Offered individually as well as in sets, this early leadholder from the Eberhard Faber Co. is likely from the late 19th or early 20th century. This pencil is nearly identical in size and design to A.W. Faber’s Artist’s Pencil, from the polished rosewood … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Erasers Display

1923

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“The other [pencils] are a snare, a delusion and utterly useless.” —Eberhard Faber

In an interview given to the Salt Lake Herald in 1906, Eberhard Faber II offered some sage advice to pencil users. While most of what he said borders on common sense it’s still illuminating to hear it straight from the … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Time For An Eberhard Faber Postage Stamp?

Not only is it time, I’d say it’s long overdue. Based on everything that the U.S. Postal Service asks of a stamp proposal, I put together a prospectus and created the samples pictured here. Should the proposal progress, I have someone … Continue reading

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The Eberhard Faber Mongol Gets Its Stripe

The Eberhard Faber Mongol is an iconic pencil, whose origins date back at least to the turn of the twentieth century. Its most distinguishing feature is the black-and-gold ferrule — a design that the Eberhard Faber Company would eventually refer to it as “the characteristic … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: 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 … Continue reading

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