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A.W. Faber Manufacturer HB

Brand: A.W. Faber

Made in: USA

On the reverse of this pencil is Stamped: E. Faber 133 William St. NY.....Eberhard moved from this building in 1877. This pencil also sports pre 1900's square lead, sawn from virgin slabs of graphite.

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 the town of Stein, Germany. The business was named "A.W. Faber" after his son, Anton Wilhelm Faber (1758-1819). After his father’s death, Anton grew the company into a flourishing pencil manufacturer. In 1906, the heiress to the Faber castle married a 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.