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Eberhard Faber Transfer Ink Pencil No. 751

Copying pencils have a long and storied history. Along with the Noblot and the Blu-Blak, the Eberhard Faber Co. also made the Transfer ink pencil, which may have been one of their original ink pencils. Though I don’t know their exact age, … Continue reading

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“Whether ’tis Noblot in the mind…”

Eberhard Faber Sales Kit of Noblot products ca. 1960s (Blackwings added). . (click to enlarge)

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The Boys: The Shermer Brothers’ Story

Animators weren’t the only ones at Disney who were fond of a particular species of avian pencilry; some composers were too (images © Walt Disney Studios): Even if you don’t recognize the names ‘Robert and Richard Sherman’, it’s likely you … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602

Another exemplar of the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. It’s an older version, but one that brings new questions: This Blackwing belongs to what I call the “early” group, that is to say, those with a shorter overall length and whose imprint doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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And Then There Were 12

For some time, I used the word “version” to describe each of these 11 differing Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 pencils, but it didn’t always fit. (For example, one pencil differs only in having “U.S.A.” missing from its imprint.) Perhaps “example” is the … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Contak 440

I became interested in this pencil after reading that it compared favorably to the Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. The text on one eBay auction even went so far as to say that the lead formulations are the same, except that … Continue reading

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Well-Tempered Blackwing

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