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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
From El Lápiz: Historia de la Industria, Como se Hacen Como se Venden. Eberhard Faber Company, 1923.
©Faber-Castell It wasn’t until Matthias from Bleistift clued me in on Schnapszahlen that I began to understand many of the anniversary-related products Faber-Castell has offered over the years. Milestones such as their 250th anniversary made sense, but…their 222nd? To be honest I was a … Continue reading
While searching through periodicals from the turn of the twentieth century, I often come across travel notices: lists and lists of ships and the souls they carried onboard, with the occasional spotlight on the more well-to-do. It must have been very exciting … Continue reading
Commemorating 130 years, the Mitsubishi Pencil Company has issued limited-edition sets of their Uni and Hi-uni pencils. The quality of the finish is as high as it has ever been, though these are made a little more special with the inclusion … Continue reading
Does it hold only magic pencils? If the holder itself is where the magic happens, then using a card to remove it (as suggested by the manufacturer) might be giving away the secret. But this item looks less magical than it does … Continue reading
© Thomas Scherer 2016 Some 2,000 citizens joined the family of Anton-Wolfgang Graf von Faber-Castell last night in Stein, walking silently behind the horse-drawn carriage which bore the Count, to hold vigil at Martin-Luther-Kirche. Members of the fire brigade held torches to illuminate … Continue reading