One of Johann Sebastian Staedtler's ancestors, Friedrich Staedtler, had been active in the pencil-making trade long before the foundation of the company J.S. Staedtler in 1835.
Indeed, first references to him in the city annals date back as far as 1662.
Not only is the company rich in tradition, many of the STAEDTLER brands are as well.
Already in the year 1900, the brand "Mars" was registered at the imperial patent office, followed, only one year later, by the brand "Noris".
Today, both brands are still of great importance to STAEDTLER and are registered trademarks in more than 100 countries around the world.
The brand "minerva" is even older.
It was registered in the trademark ledger in 1896 and is still used today.