The Parker 180 was released to the market in 1977, but the company had already trademarked the name back in 1974. The original advertisements from the 70’s stated “One nib. One point. Two ways to write.” This is because the READ MORE
The Wahl Pen dates to the 1920’s – before the “Eversharp” addition was made to the brand name. This example is one of the shorter all-metal pens made by the company at that time. As you can see in the READ MORE
This Sheaffer Triumph 1000 with a Lifetime nib was made around 1948. It is a vacuum filler, a system often seen in older Sheaffer’s and Onoto’s. The Lifetime nib has two distinctive features. The first is the conical shape, wrapping READ MORE
Wahl Eversharp came out with the Equipoised (or “Equi-poised”) line as a medium-priced pen in 1930, one year before the Doric line was introduced. There is some slight brassing on lever and banding, and some minor scuff marks in the READ MORE
The Parker 65 model was introduced in 1967. The design was based on the 61 (the two models even shared some components) but offered an open nib for those who did not like the hooded nibs of the 51 and READ MORE
This is a prototype I did on the weekend to find out:– whether I was able to turn a pen from solid brass, – whether it would be too heavy to use, and – how durable the finish would be READ MORE
The Mabie, Todd & Co. began in New York in 1860’s and were exporting pens to the United Kingdom through their London office, established in 1884. Apparently, their “Swan” model became ubiquitous to the point where the name was used READ MORE
A well-researched history of the beginnings of the Waterman brand.
The modern Penol company has started to put photos of the Christian Olsen Collection online. Anyone interested in Penol pens will find this to be a great resource for identification – or just browsing.
The Wahl Pen was introduced in 1921 and featured an all-metal cap and barrel with a lever filler. The thin barrel with integral end cap meant that a larger ink sac could be accommodated, with a larger ink capacity than READ MORE