Eberhard Faber Display at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915

Eberhard Faber Panama Rxhibition Display

A closer look at the Eberhard Faber display from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.

Unlike the previous post on the A.W. Faber display, for this one I have some construction details. The cabinet was designed by John M. Carrére though he did not live to see it completed; he died 4 years before the exhibition. The display is ten feet square and about fourteen feet tall, and all of the white trim you see is ivory. The finishing accents, which can’t be seen very well in this photo, were done in gold leaf.

Both the booth and the cabinet were designed and constructed in New York, then shipped in sections to San Francisco. The total weight? 12 tons. No word on where it ended up, or its cost.

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2 Responses to Eberhard Faber Display at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915

  1. memm says:

    Monumentally beautiful.


  2. Sola says:

    It’s amazing how much effort went into promoting pencils in those days. Few companies would do that even for fountain pens today.
    Information like this always make me wonder just how affordable such good pencils were. The economics of cost and profit concerning pencils must have been very different then.


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