More on Eberhard Faber. Women factory workers preparing wood for pencil manufacturing. 1920.
From the Brooklyn Historical Society.
The Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602 Pencil:
Some of my friends who know about me buying a GIANT box of pens and pencils (picture to come soon) think I’m crazy for doing it. I didn’t know much about what pens and pencils were more collectible than others, I just knew that they were collectible, period! So needless to say, sorting through the box was fun. I set aside these interesting pencils that had the rectangle erasers attached to the end. I’ve never seen anything like it. Come to find out, after the 1st day of listing them on eBay that so many people were interested in them. So I had to look them up, and found this site:
Now I know to be on the lookout for BOXES of these pencils. Even any UNUSED ones. The packaging alone would be enough for me to be drawn to them, anyway.