A W Faber & A W Faber "Castell" 361

(25cm Scale, Mannheim, Student)
Examples: c1908-13, 1921, 1922

Version Comparison
One early and two mid versions of the model fully detailed below, differences summarised as follows:
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c1908-13 1921 1922
Brand: AW Faber AW Faber "Castell"
Front Width: 25mm 27.5mm
Scale Style: Railway track Double railway
Bottom Edge: Bevel Right angle
Width x Height: 33 x 9mm 36 x 10mm 33 x 10mm
Material: Boxwood Pearwood
Stock Flex: Celluloid sprung Steel sprung
Back Profile: Flat, plain Rebate, paper tables
DRP/DRGM Labelling: Well, right DRGM only, front, left
Origin Labelling: Front, centre Front, right -
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A W Faber 361 (c1908-13)
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Image Summary
System: Mannheim
Specialization: School use
Type: Closed frame
Material: Boxwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 4
Front Length: 280mm Front Width: 25mm
Language: English Origin: Bavaria
Date: c1908-13
Features/Notes: -
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: -
Labels Left: - Labels Left: -
Labels Right: - Labels Right: -
Style: Railway track Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: Tenths between 1 & 2 on A, B, C & D
Units between 10 and 20 on A & B
0.5's between 2 & 10 on A, B, C & D
5's between 20 and 100 on A & B
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A & B
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C & D
C1 (3.57) on C & D
Rulers: cm on top edge
inch on bottom edge
Features/Notes: -
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with celluloid (DRGM 306107, 1907).
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908).
Bevelled top and bottom edges.
High cursor grooves both cut parallel to front face.
Flat back.
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 280 x 33 x 9
Slide: Single sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on front only, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 11.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Centre riveted steel spring on top runner (spring missing).
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 30 x 30
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "361 * A.W. FABER." and "MADE IN BAVARIA" on front lower rail in the centre, sans-serif.
"D.R. PATENT. No 206428. D.R.G.M. 371190." on the right hand end of the well, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: None
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Flat-round L x W x D mm: 290 x 45 x 16
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Cloth covered.
Metal braced ends.
Printing: "A.W. FABER'S." in an arch above "CALCULATING RULE", then "LONDON" on the front.
"MADE IN BAVARIA." smaller underneath to the left.
Labels: Large advertising on back. Gold on black, ornate borders. Generally legible.
Possible remnant of model number on right end (ends damaged).
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A W Faber "Castell" 361 (1921)
Image
Image Summary
System: Mannheim
Specialization: Student
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 4
Front Length: 280mm Front Width: 25mm
Language: English Origin: Bavaria
Date: 1921
Features/Notes: -
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: -
Labels Left: - Labels Left: -
Labels Right: - Labels Right: -
Style: Railway track (double) Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: Tenths between 1 & 2 on A, B, C & D
Units between 10 and 20 on A & B
0.5's between 2 & 10 on A, B, C & D
5's between 20 and 100 on A & B
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A & B
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C & D
C1 (3.57) on C & D
Rulers: cm on top edge
inch on bottom edge
Features/Notes: -
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908).
Bevelled top and bottom edges.
High cursor grooves both cut parallel to front face.
Shallow rebate in back .
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 280 x 36 x 10
Slide: Single sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on front only, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 11.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Centre riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 27 x 28
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "361 * A.W. FABER." + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles on front lower rail in the centre, sans-serif.
"D.R. PATENT. No 206428." on front lower rail towards the left, sans-serif.
"MADE IN BAVARIA" on front lower rail towards the right, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: None
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Rounded L x W x D mm: 285 x 50 x 20
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Ends badly damaged/missing.
Printing: "A.W. FABER." in the centre of the front, with "D.R.P. No 206428" offset to the left underneath.
Labels: Remnants of large red/green on white advertising label on back.
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A W Faber "Castell" 361 (1922)
Image
Image Summary
System: Mannheim
Specialization: School use
Type: Closed frame
Material: Pearwood
Facings: Celluliod
Scale Length: 25cm No of Scales: 4
Front Length: 280mm Front Width: 27.5mm
Language: German Origin: -
Date: 1922
Features/Notes: Profile changed right angle bottom edge.
Scales (colours as shown)
Front: A [ B, C ] D Back: -
Labels Left: - Labels Left: -
Labels Right: - Labels Right: -
Style: Railway track (double) Typeface: Serif
Extensions: - Decimals: Tenths between 1 & 2 on A, B, C & D
Units between 10 and 20 on A & B
0.5's between 2 & 10 on A, B, C & D
5's between 20 and 100 on A & B
Gauge Marks: p (3.14) on A & B
M (1/p=0.318) on A & B
C (1.13) on C & D
C1 (3.57) on C & D
Rulers: cm on top edge
cm on bottom edge
Features/Notes: -
Construction
Stock: 2 part split stock joined with steel springs (DRGM 522689, 1912; DRGM 452965, 1911).
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908).
Bevelled top edge, square bottom edge.
High cursor grooves both cut parallel to front face.
Shallow rebate in back .
Front, well, top and bottom edges celluloid faced, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908).
Length x Width x Height (mm) - 280 x 33 x 10
Slide: Single sided
Braced with longitudinal metal strips (DRP 206428, 1908)
Celluliod faced on front only, secured with wooden pins (DRGM 371190, 1908)
Front face width (mm) - 11.5
Cursor: Aluminium frame, glass pane.
Square window.
Centre riveted steel spring on top runner.
Single central full length hairline.
Width x Height (mm) - 29 x 30
Printing (colours as shown)
Stock: "361 * A.W. FABER." + ""CASTELL"" between lying castles on front lower rail in the centre, sans-serif.
"D.R. PATENT. No 206428." on front lower rail towards the left, sans-serif.
Slide: -
Cursor: -
Labels: None
Instructions
None
Box (colours as shown)
Style: Rounded L x W x D mm: 285 x 45 x 20
Material: Cardboard Colour: Black
Construction: 2 part, internal sleeve join.
Faced.
Printing: "A.W. FABER." impressed in the centre of the front, with "D.R.P. No 206428" offset to the left underneath.
Labels: "361" with solid border on white, model number sticker on right hand end.
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