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A Mongol Cabinet, and a Sailboat

This is a 1909 advertisement for a Mongol display cabinet from Eberhard Faber. Looking at the image of a sailboat in the center, it made me think of the box for an early version of the Blackwing. The design of … Continue reading

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They Paved Paradise…

After the Eberhard Faber Company closed its doors for good, I wondered what might have happened to the factory itself. The company relocated in 1956 from Brooklyn to a place called Mountain Top in Pennsylvania: Photo: Luzerne County Historical Society In … Continue reading

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All Clamped Up.

I don’t use mechanical pencils, for the most part, though I do have two Faber-Castell TK Fine Vario pencils. As a result, lead refills aren’t usually something I pay much attention to. These Mongol refills, however, have a unique aspect to their … Continue reading

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