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Mongol Musings

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Eberhard Faber: Mongols On Display

A company photo of Mongol pencils taken at the factory in Greenpoint, sometime in the early 1900s.

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E. Faber Mongol No. 38

Four flavors of the Eberhard Faber Mongol mechanical pencil No. 38, complete with pocket clips and clamp erasers. Before the company began selling mechanical pencils, extenders with clamp erasers were paired with Van Dyke and Mongol pencils. 1923 Eberhard Faber Co. Catalog The wood-cased versions of … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Mongols, etc.

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

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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 Mongol, 1905

The original “MONGOL” trademark from the Eberhard Faber Company, 1905. S

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Christmas in Mongolia

With Christmas only seven months away it seems entirely appropriate to post about this Eberhard Faber Mongol. If you look closely, you will see it is an XMAS Mongol: What kind of lead does an XMAS Mongol have? Some see it as being half green. Others tend … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Mongol Refill Erasers

The Eberhard Faber Co. often stated that their clamp eraser would “outlast the pencil”, but they still saw fit to provide replacement erasers. These small Mongol refill boxes contain three flat, red erasers and one metal clip: The question is whether these … Continue reading

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War Mongols

These Eberhard Faber Mongols were made in 1944, near the height of U.S. production for the Second World War. Pencils from this time period are often found to have plastic or cardboard ferrules because the metals used in traditional ferrules were vital to the war … Continue reading

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Just When Was The Mongol Introduced?

The book I Heart Design says it was in the mid-nineteenth century. In Stamps of the Philippines, Lisa Mapua says 1999 was the Mongol’s 150th anniversary (i.e. 1849). William Ecenbarger, in his 1986 article “The Write Stuff”, says it was around 1893. … Continue reading

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