Tag Archives: A.W. Faber-Castell

Seven Years

WordPress informs me that Contrapuntalism has turned seven. And as it is with most anniversaries, I’m left wondering where the time has gone. I started blogging slowly with a site called Pencils and Music, which like a lot of blogs ended up being more … Continue reading

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A.W. Faber-Castell: 1972 Frankfurt Trade Show

This clip is from UFA (Universum Film) Dabei, 1972. It is a brief look at some products that A.W. Faber-Castell offered at the 1972 Frankfurt Trade Show. The music is a perfect fit.

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A.W. Faber-Castell: Welt im Film

Beginning in May, 1945, the American and British occupying powers produced a newsreel called Welt im Film. Its purpose was political: to reeducate the German population, and to supplant the ideology of National Socialism with notions of democracy. To that end the … Continue reading

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Keeping the Books

The Eberhard Faber Company suffered a devastating fire in 1872, destroying their first factory which was situated along the East River. At the time it was reported to have been a total loss, but remarkably this ledger book survived. Cover … Continue reading

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Graf von Faber-Castell: Magnum

Graf von Faber-Castell’s new magnum-format Perfect Pencil is as great as its name suggests. The small linen pouch is always a nice touch; I feel more comfortable placing the pencil in my pocket or book bag if it’s not in … Continue reading

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Some Box*

Photo: Faber-Castell For the completist is the newly-announced Karlbox. Only 2,500 were made so hurry! For me at least, I’m still holding out hope for a Bachbox (but would also settle for a Rachbox). (These aren’t real products.) The signature on the first drawer … Continue reading

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‘World Travelers Return’; the Fabers in Europe

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

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A.W. Faber “Castell” Pocket Pencils 1906

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Menu Items

The organization of this blog has been updated a little bit: The main menu bar has been updated to include links to posts concerning my two visits to Faber-Castell in Stein. The separate posts of the second visit, called Two (K)nights to Remember: … Continue reading

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Two Knights to Remember (II): “A Typical Franconian Meal”

The Shop am Schloss is reason enough to visit Faber-Castell; I don’t know if there is a greater selection of products to be found in one place (with the possible exception of one of their flagship stores). But an added bonus includes … Continue reading

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