Straight Edge Signed Eberhard Faber

Description
This undivided, black hard rubber rule is beveled along both long edges. It is marked: EBERHARD FABER (/) NEW YORK. John Eberhard Faber (1822–1879) began making pencils in New York City in 1861. In 1872 his factory moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where it remained until 1956. The company also made and sold other office supplies, expanding in 1898 by forming the Eberhard Faber Rubber Company of Newark, N.J., to make erasers and rubber bands. Compare this object to MA*319738.
Reference: Donald G. Presa, "Eberhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District Designation Report," New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, 2007, http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/downloads/pdf/reports/Eberhard_Faber.pdf.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rule
date made
early 20th century
maker
Faber, Eberhard
Physical Description
hard rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .4 cm x 60.8 cm x 4.2 cm; 5/32 in x 23 15/16 in x 1 21/32 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
MA*327306
accession number
266152
catalog number
327306
subject
Mathematics
Drawing Instruments
Engineering
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Scale Rules
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

Add a comment about this object