Eberhard Faber

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Eberhard Faber GmbH was founded in 1922 in Neumarkt, near Nuremberg, Germany, as a pencil factory. It was taken over in 1978 by Staedtler, a stationery company with global presence. Eberhard Faber's popular US writing pencil operations were founded in New York City in 1861, by the East River at the foot of 42nd Street, on the present site of the United Nations building, by John Eberhard Faber (6 December 1822 – 2 March 1879).[1] This factory was acquired by Faber-Castell USA in 1994 before being bought by Newell (Sanford) and eventually rolled into the Paper Mate brand.[2]

Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) in his 1958 Essay "I, Pencil" detailed the economic ‘Free Market’ benefit to the world economy of a ‘Mongol 482’ Eberhard Faber pencil.

See also


  1. ^ Petroski, Henry. The Pencil. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, at 172.
  2. ^ Berolzheimer, Charles (31 August 2005). "Mongolized". Timberlines. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

Further reading

External links

  • Media related to Eberhard Faber pencils at Wikimedia Commons
  • English version of the company's web homepage
  • Genealogical Tree of the Faber-family, showcasing the traditional relation to Faber-Castell
  • Eberhard Faber's erasers
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