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Eberhard Faber Van Dyke Display Stand

1929

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Van Dyke Brown. And Blue. And Green…

Of Eberhard Faber’s colored pencils the Mongol line is probably best known, but these are some of the lesser-seen Van Dyke colored pencils: And while Mongol pencils were designed so that they could blend by using water and a brush (e.g. “Paint With Pencils”), Van Dyke … Continue reading

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“Van Dyke Dealer Helps”

1917

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Eberhard Faber Van Dyke № 600

An old box of Van Dyke 600 pencils from Eberhard Faber. The box design and pencil imprint correspond to this advertisement from 1919: It seems that the stripe-motif dates back to some of the earliest versions of the Van Dyke, … Continue reading

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Pencil Sample Books

Based on some of the comments from the previous post, I’ve gathered together a few examples of pencil sample books and sample folders. They used to come in a great variety of shapes and sizes during their heyday, including samplers … Continue reading

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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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E. Faber Mongol No. 38

Four flavors of the Eberhard Faber Mongol mechanical pencil No. 38, complete with pocket clips and clamp erasers. Before the company began selling mechanical pencils, extenders with clamp erasers were paired with Van Dyke and Mongol pencils. 1923 Eberhard Faber Co. Catalog The wood-cased versions of … 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 These 1282 replacement erasers for the clamp, originally made from the Red Ruby formula, are still surprisingly pliant.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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“New York’s Own Drink”

From the International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. 24, what follows are some details about Seeman Bros. Inc., of New York, N.Y. There were originally five brothers, who founded their business in 1886 in New York City. Eventually two of the … 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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