My Collection – Photos and Commentary

Sussner Nopitsch Glocken Bell

From Georg Büttner’s site about German pencil companies in the Nuremberg area, here’s what I gather (imperfectly — I don’t speak German) about the relationship between these companies:

G.W. Sussner founded a pencil company in 1846. Moritz Nopitsch founded a company in 1861, which was passed on to his son Gebrüder Nopitsch.  Nopitsch and Sussner were joined in 1900. In 1925, the company was named Glocken (in English, Bell); the name was acquired from another company named Glocken.  (Was that whole company acquired?)

Sussner:

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M. Nopitsch:

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M. Nopitsch and Sussner:

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Gebrüder Nopitsch:

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Glocken:

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Bell:

Bell

Some of the older hexagonal pencils have what appears to be factory sharpening in the form of six facets —

Facet Sharpened

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One response

  1. Very interesting history of pencil makers! I have had problems with understanding these firm names and trademarks. Thank you Fred ;-)

    September 8, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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