Tag Archives: Van Dyke

Eberhard Faber: Red & Blue. And Red. And Blue.

There have been some interesting posts about red & blue pencils lately, such as these posts from Pencils and Other Things, as well as these two posts from Lexikaliker. I don’t have very many examples to share, but here are a few that I … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Van Dyke Display Stand

1929

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Eberhard Faber: Erasers Display

1923

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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 These 1282 replacement erasers for the clamp, originally made from the Red Ruby formula, are still surprisingly pliant.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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“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 No. 44 “DIADEM”

One of the hundreds of stationery sets offered by the Eberhard Faber Company, the No. 44 “DIADEM” set is from the early 1920s. There is a divided tray on top, a sliding tray on the bottom, and an ink blotter … Continue reading

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Art of Pencils: The 1923 Eberhard Faber Catalog

Some examples of color artwork from the 1923 Eberhard Faber Co. catalog:

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Further Cross-Ferrulizing

The Mongol 481 is an un-tipped pencil at birth but is here fitted with a clamp eraser, much like a Van Dyke. The Blackwing has a 1930s-era ferrule from an Eberhard Faber copying pencil. Those lengthy ferrules, once made of ivory, then bone, … Continue reading

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Eberhard Faber Assortments

1916 1907 1916

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601, 602, 603

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