Tag Archives: Microtomic

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 These 1282 replacement erasers for the clamp, originally made from the Red Ruby formula, are still surprisingly pliant.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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601, 602, 603

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The Good Old Days

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Microtomic Tube

Yet another application of Eberhard Faber’s clamp eraser design, this time as end-caps for a tube of Microtomic replacement leads: The label mentions Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, which means that they were made no earlier than 1957 1956 (when the Eberhard Faber … 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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