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Castell 9000 H

Brand: A.W. Faber

Made in: USA

Made in the USA only for a short time after WWII.  Most of the USA Castell 9000's have marked on the reverse Lead Imported From American Zone-Germany.......these ones have the inscription Castell Lead Imported From A.W. Faber-Castell Bavaria, Germany.

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 1900, 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.