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A. W. Faber Price-list
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Faber-Castell (Firm). A. W. Faber Price-list - Testimonials. 1897. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 1, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/302/show/197.

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Faber-Castell (Firm). (1897). A. W. Faber Price-list - Testimonials. Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/302/show/197

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Faber-Castell (Firm), A. W. Faber Price-list - Testimonials, 1897, Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection, Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries, accessed August 1, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/302/show/197.

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Title A. W. Faber Price-list
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Faber-Castell (Firm)
Publisher A. W. Faber
Date 1897
Description A 113-page catalogue published in 1897 called “A. W. Faber’s Price-List of Superior Lead and Colored Pencils” by “A.W. Faber” based out of New York City, New York. The company is known today as Faber-Castell. Content includes a preface, testimonials, price lists, and an index of all utensils in the catalogue. The products include polygrade and Siberian lead pencils, drawing pencils, low-priced lead pencils, colored pencils and chalks, pencils for artists, and school writing slates.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Writing--Materials and instruments--Catalogs
  • Pencils -- Prices -- Catalogs
  • Colored pencils -- Prices -- Catalogs
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • pencils
  • drawings
  • pens
  • chalks
  • artists
  • art
  • schools
  • catalogues
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Physical Description 113 page pamphlet
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpg
Original Item Location TS1268.A2 1897
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b1831811~S11
Digital Collection Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets
Repository Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/william-r-jenkins-architecture-art-library
Use and Reproduction This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. If publishing in print, electronically, or on a website, please cite the item using the citation button.
File Name index.cpd
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Title Testimonials
Description Historic accolades of A. W. Faber products by esteemed consumers .
File Name aapam_201101_001ai.jpg
Transcript TESTIMONIALS. FOR nearly a century and a half the firm of A. W. Faber has been the representative house of the lead pencil industry. After England, where the celebrated Barrowdale mine had been discovered, and the first lead pencils made in 1565, had for almost two hundred years been the only country producing lead pencils of Graphite or Black Lead, Kaspar Faber, the first member of the von Faber family mentioned in connection with this industry, in 1761 made his first lead pencils in Germany, at Stein, near Nuremberg. Here the main factories of the firm of A. W. Faber are to this day located. Into France the industry was introduced in 1798, into Austria in 1799, and at the present day nearly every country of the globe manufactures lead pencils on a greater or smaller scale. Yet in the face of all this competition the firm of A. W. Faber has maintained its leadership where at one time it was the pioneer. The goods which come from its establishments are still admittedly the best, and as such in demand wherever our civilization reaches. Testimonials of artists and technical men of the highest standing, of architects, civil and military engineers and professional draughtsmen are abundant to this effect, and corroborate each other in unqualified recognition of their merits. Thus as early as 1842, Chevalier P. von Cornelius, Director of the Royal Academy at Berlin, in a letter dated October 27th, 1842, says: "It is almost unnecessary for me to say that I find the A. W. Faber Polygrade Lead Pencils in every respect most excellent. They are of all degrees of hardness and shade, and as desirable for firm and fine outlines as for finished drawings. The wood which encloses them has all the necessary strength, yet yields easily to the knife, and the lead never breaks away."