Eberhard Faber No. 7049


There seems to be an endless number of these small, inexpensive cases and collections that the Eberhard Faber Co. produced for students. This one is made of what feels like treated paper—not quite as strong as cloth but tougher than just regular paper.

The front flap closes with a snap and has the word “Pencils” embossed on it, rendered in a highly-stylized manner:


The pouch is sewn to create two compartments, which I thought meant that it should be folded in half perhaps to be carried in a back pocket. Instead it just makes a divider for the contents, perfect for pencils and a ruler:


I wonder if this would have been a department store item, or perhaps from the 5 and 10?

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3 Responses to Eberhard Faber No. 7049

  1. Sola says:

    The material is indeed interesting – and the fact that the paper (even treated) survived up till now is amazing! The ruler and Mongol go wonderfully together with the case 🙂


  2. P de Jesus says:

    that is indeed a lovely item.


  3. djhinva says:

    I just picked up an 8″ rule that looks identical. Can’t find anything on it anywhere but here. Have you learned more about this item since writing about it?


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