The history of Eberhard Faber is closely linked to the history of the Faber-Castell pencil dynasty. Eberhard Faber, born in 1822, belongs to the fourth generation of pencil makers from Franconia. In the middle of the 19th century he emigrated to America. He founded later his own pencil company there. Today Eberhard Faber is once again part of Faber-Castell, one of the oldest family businesses in the world.