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A.W. Faber 150 Anniv. 7408 No.2

Brand: A.W. Faber

Made in: Germany

This pencil dates to approx. 1911. The 150th Anniv. of A.W. Faber. The models marked 150 are likely the pencils made in 1911. This one may have been made for several years afterward marked as such.

About A.W. Faber

The company was originally established in 1761 when a carpenter by the name of Kaspar Faber (1730-1784) opened a small pencil factory in Stein, Germany. The business was called “A.W. Faber” after his son, Anton Wilhelm Faber (1758-1819), who grew the company into a flourishing pencil manufacturer. In 190o, an heiress to the Faber fortune (granddaughter of Lothar Faber) married a count of Castell and the newly united A.W. Faber-Castell soon began producing a high-quality line of “Castell” drawing and copying pencils. The company has its headquarters in Stein to this day, now operating under the name Faber-Castell with 8,000 employees worldwide.