Brand: Johann Faber
Made in: Germany
This pencil reads “Kosmograph” formerly “Kosmos”. Pretty cool to see a pencil name change in transition.
Johann Faber was one of two brothers who spun off their own pencil brands from the Stein, Germany-based A.W. Faber Pencil Company in the second half of the 19th century. (The other, who opened the first American pencil factory, was Eberhard Faber.) Johann left the family business in 1876, however, his company merged with A.W. Faber during the global economic crisis of the late 1920s.