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A screen grab from a documentary about violinist Michael Rabin; he’s using an Eberhard Faber Mongol to edit his score. Thanks to Elaine!
I try for the most part to use only photographs of my own taking for this blog. This is done as part of an attempt to offer as much original content as possible rather than being just another echo in a sea … Continue reading
This is a 1909 advertisement for a Mongol display cabinet from Eberhard Faber. Looking at the image of a sailboat in the center, it made me think of the box for an early version of the Blackwing. The design of … Continue reading
I can’t be certain, but it looks as if a young Salvador Dalí (1937) might be using an Eberhard Faber Mongol for sketching Harpo: < p style=”text-align:center;”>Photo: Los Angeles Examiner
This is the earliest use of the word “Pencildom” I’ve seen (1912), and it’s capitalized no less: I’ve only ever used the word jokingly, but seeing it printed in a 100-year-old magazine suggests that perhaps there just might be a … Continue reading
No, this isn’t a post about hoomii throat-singing. It’s about an unexpected benefit that comes about when finding these old documents: they sometimes help to determine what certain things were called. I don’t mean the brands or other proprietary stuff, rather it’s … Continue reading
All photos are ca. 1950, and are from the Brooklyn Historical Society.