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A. W. Faber Price-list
A. W. Faber's Siberian Lead Pencils
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Faber-Castell (Firm). A. W. Faber Price-list - A. W. Faber's Siberian Lead Pencils. 1897. Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 2, 2015. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/302/show/202.

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Faber-Castell (Firm). (1897). A. W. Faber Price-list - A. W. Faber's Siberian Lead Pencils. 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/202

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Faber-Castell (Firm), A. W. Faber Price-list - A. W. Faber's Siberian Lead Pencils, 1897, Architecture Retail Pamphlet Collection, Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room, William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 2, 2015, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/aapamphlets/item/302/show/202.

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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
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  • 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
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File Name index.cpd
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Title A. W. Faber's Siberian Lead Pencils
Description An explanation of the quality and benefits of A. W. Faber's Siberian graphite.
File Name aapam_201101_001an.jpg
Transcript A. W. FABER'S Siberian Lead Pencils, Made of Siberian Graphite obtained at the Alibert Mine. AFTER the celebrated Alibert Mine of Siberian Graphite had been discovered in the Saian Mountains, near Irkutsk, and the superiority of this material to any other similar material, not excluding the once famous product of the Borrow- dale Mine in Cumberland, England, which has long been exhausted, demonstrated by scientific experiment and expert trials, A.W. Faber in 1856, under sanction of the Russian Government, contracted for the exclusive purchase of all graphite obtained from this source. The manufacturer thus placed himself in possession of raw material which for purity and uniformity of quality has never been surpassed. The lead pencils made from it are universally known as " A. W. FABER'S Siberian Lead Pencils," and the special qualities which place them above all other productions of the pencil industry are the following: 1. The lead is entirely free from all foreign substances, a merit which could not be claimed even for the very best English lead pencils made of Cumberland Graphite. 2. Their points are more durable and offer greater resistance to wear, obviating the necessity of frequent sharpening. 3. The different degrees in which these pencils are made, from the softest to the hardest, their delicacy and refinement, are invariable—a problem having thereby been solved which exercised the skill and ingenuity of English manufacturers for the space of c 4. Each Pencil is made of one single piece of graphite, the uniformity and strength of which insures clearness and precision of delineation. 5. The graphite wears away very slowly, thus giving not only better work, but also greater durability, than any other pencil. The somewhat higher price is therefore counterbalanced by economy in use. The most eminent artists in Europe—Messrs. von Kadlbach, von Cornelius, Lessing, von Kreling, Overbeck, Seitz, Ingres, Viollet-Le-duc, Meissonier, BrascassaT, Gustave Dore, Isabey, etc.—have borne testimony to the excellence of these lead pencils. To guard against misconception, purchasers should observe that A. W. FABER'S world-famed Siberian Pencils, which have been so long before the trade and public—making the appellation "Siberian Graphite" a household word amongst artists, engineers, designers and draughtsmen generally—are marked in the following manner: A. W. FABER, GERMANY (the addition of the word "Germany" having been rendered necessary by recent Merchandise Marks legislation), and on the reverse— GRAPHITE DE SIBERIE DE LA MINE ALIBERT. The graphite from this mine is exclusively in the possession of A. W. FABER, and his Siberian Pencils have been made from this material ever since their introduction in 1862.