Category Archives: Pencils

A.W. Faber, 1897

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

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Mongol, 1905

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

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“New York’s Own Drink”

From the International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 24, what follows are some details about Seeman Bros. Inc., of New York, N.Y. There were originally five brothers, who founded their business in 1886 in New York City. Eventually two of the … Continue reading

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Diferentes Formas de Lápices

From El Lápiz: Historia de la Industria, Como se Hacen Como se Venden. Eberhard Faber Company, 1923.

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4 Refill Erasers, 1 Metal Clamp

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Faber-Castell Schnapszahlen

©Faber-Castell It wasn’t until Matthias from Bleistift clued me in on Schnapszahlen that I began to understand many of the anniversary-related products Faber-Castell has offered over the years. Milestones such as their 250th anniversary made sense, but…their 222nd? To be honest I was a … Continue reading

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‘World Travelers Return’; the Fabers in Europe

While searching through periodicals from the turn of the twentieth century, I often come across travel notices: lists and lists of ships and the souls they carried onboard, with the occasional spotlight on the more well-to-do. It must have been very exciting … Continue reading

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Pencils Never Complain

An expression I like to use, Bleistifte sind geduldig (pencils are patient), is a variation of the more well-known expression Papier ist geduldig (paper is patient). I thought of both when I saw this pencil, but a third also came to mind: … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi 130th Anniversary

Commemorating 130 years, the Mitsubishi Pencil Company has issued limited-edition sets of their Uni and Hi-uni pencils. The quality of the finish is as high as it has ever been, though these are made a little more special with the inclusion … Continue reading

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A.W. Faber “Castell” Pocket Pencils 1906

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