Tag Archives: American Lead Pencil Company

Eberhard Faber: Cooperation Among “The Big 4”

This was originally going to be a “this date in pencil history” kind of post, but I would have had to wait until October. The letter above was written by George Smith, who in 1920 was the president of the Joseph … Continue reading

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Clampesque Streaks of Black and Blue

With as many pencils and pencil-makers as there were during the first half of the twentieth century, it doesn’t come as a surprise that similar ideas, names, and designs seemingly overlapped from time to time. I recently came across a few such items from … Continue reading

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