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Eberhard L. Faber III: Witness to History

Eberhard L. Faber III was the son of Lothar Washington Faber (1861-1943), and the grandson of Johann Eberhard Faber (1822-1879). During the 1920s and 1930s he coordinated between the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company based in Greenpoint, New York, and its newly-built … Continue reading

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Basteln mit dem Musikaliker

The title of, and idea for, this post were inspired by stolen from some of my favorite posts at Gunther’s blog; a series called Basteln mit dem Lexikaliker. The nickel plating on the clamp erasers matches the hardware so well, it’s a wonder they’re not … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: Retooling

There’s nothing quite like genuine parts when you’re doing a little refurbishing. These 1282 replacement erasers for the clamp, originally made from the Red Ruby formula, are still surprisingly pliant. They were used for the earlier Blackwing and Van Dyke pencils. Eventually … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber: 4 Refill Erasers, 1 Metal Clamp

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“Pull Out Clamp To Lengthen Eraser”

This is an Eberhard Faber Van Dyke 601 pencil with a paper insert, explaining how to lengthen the clamp eraser. I’m speculating that this insert was a forerunner to the cutout arrow found on later ferrules: It seems the company didn’t want to … 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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601, 602, 603

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Clampesque Streaks of Black and Blue

With as many pencils and pencil-makers as there were during the first half of the twentieth century, it doesn’t come as a surprise that similar ideas, names, and designs seemingly overlapped from time to time. I recently came across a few such items from … Continue reading

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Clasp ➙ . . . ➙ Clamp

In case you haven’t seen any of the previous posts on this topic, Eberhard Faber’s “clamp” eraser was patented in 1921 and was first used on the Van Dyke line of pencils: Soon to follow were a variety of accessories, such … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Permapoint 182 Mechanical Pencils

Though I agree with each and every word written in Chapter 11 of David Rees’s book, these Permapoint mechanical pencils from Eberhard Faber are an exception, owing to their clamp erasers. The double-ring motif usually found on the ferrules made its way … Continue reading

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