Johann Faber


Lead pencil manufacturer; founded by Johann (John) Eberhard Faber (1822-1879); opened stationery store in New York in 1848; began exporting cedar to Faber (Faber-Castel) factory in Germany; opened pencil factory in 1861 in New York under name Eberhard Faber; business bought by Faber-Castell in 1932 to become part of Faber-Castel group.