Eberhard Faber

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Eberhard Faber GmbH was founded in 1922 in Neumarkt, near Nuremberg, Germany, as a pencil factory. It was taken over in 1978 by Staedtler, a stationery company with global presence.

Eberhard Faber's popular US writing pencil operations were founded in Midtown Manhattan, New York City in 1861, by the East River at the foot of 42nd Street, on the present site of the headquarters of the United Nations, by John Eberhard Faber (6 December 1822 – 2 March 1879). After a 1872 fire, operations moved to the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, across the East River,[1] This factory was acquired by Faber-Castell USA in 1994 before being bought by Newell (Sanford) and eventually rolled into the Paper Mate brand.[2]

Leonard E. Read (1898-1983) in his 1958 Essay "I, Pencil" detailed the economic ‘Free Market’ benefit to the world economy of a ‘Mongol 482’ Eberhard Faber pencil.

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  1. ^ Petroski, Henry. The Pencil. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, at 172.
  2. ^ Berolzheimer, Charles (31 August 2005). "Mongolized". Timberlines. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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