The post office recently delivered a small accumulation of lead refills. Accompanying pieces of sandpaper and specialty erasers indicated that a draftsperson was the likely original owner.
This person knew what they liked – 2.0mm drafting leads from Faber-Castell, model 9030 to be specific, were the majority of the items.
I was impressed at the historical breadth of this set. Four slightly different statements of origin were visible:
– American Zone Germany
– West Germany
A brief history lesson in a pencil case!
The older containers were essentially wooden boxes with holes for the leads. The newer formats were hexagonal plastic tubes, cardboard tubes, and more recently, rectangular plastic cases.
I’ll show some of the more interesting non-Faber-Castell items in another post.