Brand: A.W. Faber
Made in: Germany
Gotta marvel at the top two very rare early 1907-1911 versions of the “Castell” Copying. NOTE: The single pencil shown is exactly the model available for purchase. Same pencil can be found in the large gallery pic 7th from the top. No scales, parenthesis around Kopierstift Hart. UPDATE: This model for sale is circa 1913.....over 100 years old.
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.