Category Archives: Ephemera

A.W. Faber Hexagonal Ruler

I had always thought of rulers as being either flat or triangular, marked in either imperial or metric units (or both). If it didn’t have any markings on it I just thought it was some species of “straight edge.” But … Continue reading

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“A Commendable Display of Castell Pencils.”

The Castell pencil was introduced in 1905 by A.W. Faber-Castell, and since then has become known the world over. So it’s interesting to see some advertising from a time when they were perhaps a little less well-known. The following are notices … Continue reading

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“Good, Better, Best”

All images ca. 1927-31. Thanks to Herbert R. and Lexikaliker for facilitating these scans.

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Sets and Sensibility

ca. 1912 ca. 1911

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Desk Necessities

ca. 1907

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Nice rack.

ca. 1907

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Assortments

ca. 1909 ca. 1912 ca. 1922 ca. 1922

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Ein feste Burg ist unser Bleistift

ca. 1912 ca. 1915

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Eberhard Faber…Humidor‽

These two advertisements from 1915 are a reminder that the Eberhard Faber Co. once had a dizzying panoply of accessories for their products. Of all the odd pencil-related things I have come across though, this “Humidor Assortment” is in a … Continue reading

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