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Faber, John Eberhard

Ann T. Keene

in American National Biography Online

Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Faber, John Eberhard (06 December 1822–02 March 1879), pencil manufacturer, was born in the town of Stein, Bavaria, near the city of Nuremberg, the son of Georg Leonhard Faber, a and Albertina Frederika Kupfer Faber. The family pencil company, A. W. Faber, had been founded in Stein in 1761 by John Eberhard's great-grandfather Kaspar Faber and had become one of the most successful in Europe—so successful, in fact, that the very name “Faber” had come to be used as a generic term for pencil....

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