A bibliography of sources of information about writing and writing equipment. These items are publications and therefore are only listed for reference purposes.
Fountain Pens. USA & UK Lambrou A
Writing Instruments and Accessories Whalley, J.I
This 144 page book looks at the whole field of writing equipment and accessories, with the collector in mind. It is well written and its breadth makes it a valuable introduction to the area. From the Roman Stylus to the Typewriter is the subtitle of this book which contains a number of black and white photographs and drawings of inkwells and inkstands. The author was Senior Research Assistant at the Victoria & Albert Museum Library.
"Ancient Books", The Penny Magazine, Vol.V,310-312, Aug.6, 1836, Anon.
A brief description of wood, parchment and other writing surfaces in ancient times
Implements of Writing in the East", Anon
A brief discussion of ink and other writing materials in the Bible and ancient Middle East. Comparisons are made with 19th Century Middle Eastern equipment.
The Vindolanda Writing Tablets Bowman, A.K. and Thomas, J.D
A brief, scholarly (but simply written) account of the Roman writing equipment uncovered at the Vindolanda (Northumberland) excavations of 1973.
Writing Materials of the East Gaur, A.
This 35 page booklet describes a very wide range of writing surfaces in the possession in the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books of the British Library.
Ratcliff's Patent Inkstand Anon.
Clear description-and good illustrations of an inkwell in which the area of ink surface presented to the air is sufficiently broad for easy pen dipping, but small enough to prevent undue evaporation. Rotating the device on its base pushes up fresh ink from a reservoir to the dipping well.
Joseph Bramah McNeil, I.
Chapter 9 of this biography of Bramah deals with his quill cutting invention.
Hancock's Steel Pen Renovator Anon.
Mentions drawbacks of steel pens and describes with the aid of an illustration a device for wiping grease, clogged material and corrosion from pens.
Larger than Life Consandine, B
Biography of American entrepreneur, Armand Hammer. Chapters 8 and 9 discuss his relationship with Lenin and how he set up wood pencil and steel nib industries in the Soviet Union.
Pens and How to Use Them Hunter, A.H
This is a book about lettering in relation to pens, and is of interest from the writing equipment point of view because a make and nib number is recommended for every one of several scores of writing styles illustrated.
The House that Thomas Built Houseman, L
A history of the firm of Thomas De La Rue. Pages 140-142 deal with the launching of the Onoto pen, which was designed by George Sweetser. A photo of Sweetser who did a stage act dressed in female garb (and on roller skates) is included.
Fountain Pens Lawrence, C Very uneven but, nonetheless, informative account of some aspects of the history of the American fountain pen (50 pages). Nine pages are concerned with pen repair techniques, and the book concludes with 19 excellent colour plates devoted to the historical development (to 1950) of the major American models.
Collecting and Valueing Early Fountain Pens Schneider,S.L. and Etter, R.B
The title is misleading; apart from a half page introduction and a two page "Fountain Pen Price Guide", this book consists entirely of advertisement reproductions in black and white. The period covered is 1886 to 1949.
Another Knee Writing Board, and How to Make It Gibney, S
A description of how to make a simple device that will function as a writing surface and also hold in place paper, envelopes, pens and the other necessities for fireside writing.
Improved Dotting Pen T.C.
A letter with accompanying diagrams describing a design for a device to make dotted lines.
Hikki yohin hyakka'. (All about Writing Instruments) Bunkensha
History of writing instruments and accessories. Black and white photos, 296 pages.
Gekkan Jimuyohin'. Monthly magazine of office equipment news Bunkensha
Bunbogu no kenkyu'. (Stationery Magazine). Special Issue: Kurashi no sekkei, No. 6 Chuokoronsha
Full colour illustrations. Includes an article on Masa Sunami's collection.
Pens: Ancient and Modern', Three lecturettes given at Stationers' Hall. In 'Craft Lectures' Craft Lectures
Note that from p.85, all three lecturers deal with questions, and from the beginning of the third 'lecturette' on, there are some lively exchanges on the relative merits of quill, steel nib and fountain pen. In St. Brides Printing Library and London University Library.
Sekai no Bunbogu'. (The World of Stationery). Special Issue: Kurashi no sekkei No 117 Chuokoronsha
Introduces many kinds of desk equipment. 196 pages. Includes an article on the collector, Hiroshi Nakazono.
Mit Stift und Feder. Kleine Kulturgeschichte der Schreib und Zeichenwerkzeuge Eule, W
165 page history of the development and manufacture of a wide range of writing and drawing implements. 113 illustrations.
Shosai no kodougutachi' (Personal Desk Equipment) 216 pages, paperback Hori, G
Genichiro Hori is a columnist and professor at Tokyo University.
Pens and Ink Morriss, J.S
A survey of the writing equipment industry at the turn of the century. Predicts that the typewriter will soon oust the steel pen and, implicitly, ascribes little significance to the development of the foutain pen. In St. Brides Printing Library.
Bungu Hattasushi'. (Development of Stationery) Noguchi, S 100 pages of history of stationery. Has many advertisements from the 1930's.
Writing Ormond, L
Put out by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Very elementary 72 page introduction to the field of writing equipment. It has three interesting features. First, as part of the 'The Arts and Living Series', it apparently draws its illustrations (which are ample) from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Second the author makes many literary and historical allusions. Third, it has a chapter on writing furniture, a topic hardly dealt with in other introductions. In print. £2.95.
Suteishonarii to Mannenhitsu no hanashi'. (Stationery and Fountain Pens) Tokyo Ad Bank
A 114 page hard cover book for beginners.
Bunqu no Rekishi'. (History of Stationery) Tanaka, K
245 pages. Out of print.
Yesterday's Shopping', Reprint of the Army and Navy Stores Catalogue, 1907
Over 100 pages of this 1282 page book are devoted to stationery and fancy goods, including writing papers, envelopes, cards, pens,, pencils, pen nibs (3 pages), inkstands, pen trays, typewriters, copying presses, copying apparatus, book rests, letter and parcel post balances, stationery cabinets, letter boxes, writing tables, travelling writing cases, blotting books, notebooks, penwipers, paper knives, seals, S. Mordan pencil cases and pen holders (4 pages), desk pen holders, fountain pens, stylographic pens, letter trays, etc.
The Quill Pen Hill, H
Contains some important observations on the history of quill pen manufacture and indicates that the firm of Henry Hill were still in business in 1925.
The First Italic Pen', pages 265 to 267 in 'Calligraphy & Palaeography', Edited by A.S.Osley Hughes, G.W
An account of how Hughes developed the Flight Commander nib in conjunction with Alfred Fairbank. Interesting in relation to both the personalities and technical details.
The Steel Pen Mitchell, W
An insider's account of the industry.
The Gold Pen - Its History and Manufacture Anon
Deals with gold nib manufacture in the U.S. at the date of publication. Links with English inventors and manufacturers mentioned. In St. Brides Printing Library.
'Mannenhistu no zukai to insyo katarogu'. (How Do You Feel About Fountain Pens?). Illustrated Maruzen
In the Meiji period, 1867 to 1912, the Maruzen Company was a pioneer importer of the products of Europe and America. After founding the fi m in 1867, Yuteki Hayashi devoted himself to the movement of creating a new Japanese culture which was led by Yukichi Fukuzawa (who later established Keio Gijuku University). This book is an illustrated catalogue, and also contains a collection of articles from the magazine 'Gaku no to', or 'Kauto', a monthly publication of the Maruzen company. Each number included an article by a well-known writer or philosopher of the day about his feelings about that extraordinary writing instrument, the fountain pen. The magazine introduced a flavour of the culture of Europe and America and particularly that of Britain into Japan, and used this as a vehicle to launch a great campaign to make the fountain pen popular among the general public. Contributors included noted writers like Soseki Natsume, Hakushu Kitahara, Rohan Kouda and Roan Uchida. They wrote about the Onoto, Pelican, Orion, Caws, Waterman and others. It would be no exaggeration to say that the movement associated with Fukuzawa and his colleagues helped motivate Euro-Americanization of Japan in the Meiji period. This book is not merely a catalogue; it is full of the profundity of the Meiji era, and is intended to show the fountain pen in a cultural context and to induce the people to turn their eyes towards Europe and America.
'M Fusetsu Gojiunen', (The Story of the past 50 years) Nakata, S
199 page paper back. Shyunichi Nakata is the founder of the Platinum Fountain Pen Co. Ltd., and this book tells the story of the Platinum brand. Platinum was established in 1919.
'Pilot no Koseki', (A Pilot's Wake) Pilot
Full-colour illustrations. Hard cover. Dummy nib on cover. Out of print. Ryosuke Namiki was one of the founders of the Pilot Company, and 'Namiki' pens were marketed in Britain in the 1930's. Pilot was established in 1918.
Pilot Times Pilot
Quarterly information for dealers which has been published by the Pilot Fountain Pen Co. Ltd.. since 1920. (Other makers also currently publish house magazines; for example, the Sailor Fountain Pen Co. Ltd.: 'Sailor Tsushin', and the Platinum Fountain Pen Co. Ltd.: 'Platinum News'.
The Fountain Pen Sloan, L.G
Brief observations on pen manufacture.
Senpitsu, Mannenpen, Mannenhitsu'. (Stylographic and Early Modern Fountain Pen Tamagawa, I
187 pages (11 x 15.5 mm). No photos.
'The Mannenhitsu'. (The Fountain Pen). Umeda, H.
(In the title, 'The' is in the English script and 'Mannenhitsu' is in Japanese). The late Haruo Umeda is the most famous of Japanese collectors. Black and white photos. 250 pages. Hard cover.
'Mannenhitsu Hakubutsu Syusyukan'. (Fountain pen collecting) Umeda, H.
This book has several colour photos. 275 pages. Hard cover. A revised edition of Item 50.
'Mannenhitsu'. (Fountain Pens). Umeda, H. This book is a colour book, No. 89 of the Heibonsha series. It has similar content to items 50 and 51, with the addition of a special discussion of Pilot pens, including photos of the manufacturing process.
Wada Setsuji'. Shufu no tomo, 1975 Wada, T A biography of Setsuji Wada, who was President of the Pilot Fountain Pen Co. Ltd.
'275 Jahre StaedtIer-Stifte, 1662-1937' Staedtler An 80 page history of the manufacturing of pencils and related products of the Staedtler firm.
'De Steen der Wijzen, Algemeen Receptenboek Anon Pages 15-23 give many recipes for writing inks.
'Manuel du Fabricant d'Encres, Cirages, Colles' de Keghel, M
'Manuel Formulaire pour ]a petite industrie chimicotechnique' de Keghel, M Contains 9 pages with recipes for inks.
'Traité géneral de la fabrication des encres à écrire, dessiner, d'imprimerie et annexes' de Keghel, M
'A Series of Articles on Writing Materials from the Saturday Magazine' Anon This reprints 21 pages of the Saturday Magazine from the 1830's,and deals with quills, steel pens, paper, parchment, inkstands and related topics. A most interesting source.
A History of Inventions, Discoveries and Origins', English translation by William Johnston, 4th Edition Beckmann. J
Volume 1 contains articles on sympathetic ink and sealing wax and, most important, one on the early usage of quills for writing. A reprint of the latter article is available from Philip Poole at 50p inc. post. The Poole reprint is from an earlier edition. Many of the footnotes in the Poole reprint are in Latin or Greek. This will be a trival consideration for most readers, and if the footnotes are required they can be found in English by consulting the 4th edition.
The Enormous File - A Social History of the Office Delgado, A.
In print. See review in Journal No.6.
Cumberland Heritage Lefebure, M
Chapter 3 (25 pages) starts with a history of graphite mining, graphite being originally used for a variety of purposes including the casting of cannon balls. Its use for the making of pencils, however, gradually predominated, and the chapter goes to describe various early forms of pencil and the manufactories that produced them. This a key source of pencil history, and is cited by J.I. Whalley in her book on writing equipment. 3 photos.
Ink Manufacture' 2nd English edition Lehner, S
A book of recipes for writing inks, as well as inks for other purposes. Easy to follow: virtually no specialised technical knowledge is required to understand the recipes.
Ink Bottles and Inkwells Covil, William El Jr
In print. See review in Journal No. 6. A work of reference with some 1,780 black and white photos. Of this 430 page book the first 240 pages are devoted to ink bottles, the remainder to inkwells, the majority of which are American, and a few pages on glue and mucilage bottles.
Inkstands and Inkwells: A Collector's Guide Rivera, B and T
In Print. See review in Journal No.6. This was one of the earliest guides specifically for inkwell collectors and, although the authors are American, this is comprehensive and the 150 colour and black and white photographs include wells from UK and European makers. Well researched and written it traces the history, development and manufacture of writing equipment from the 17th century.
Pens and How to Use Them Hunter, A.H
This is a book about lettering, mainly for obsolete technical purposes: legal work, architectural work, etc. It is, however, of considerable interest from the steel pen point of view because it mentions by name several hundred steel pens, many still obtainable, and illustrates the lettering that can be done with each.
How It Is Made Williams, A
Chapter 23 gives a 14 page illustrated description of a visit to the William Mitchell factory in about 1907. This book went through numerous reprintings and is not too difficult to find.
Pounce Boxes and Their Uses Groves, S
About the history of pounce, with rather more about boxes per se than Entry 71.
Changing Uses of the Pounce Pot. Pinto, E
Brief article on the history of the use of pounce rather than pounce pots, with some comments on blotting paper.
Collectible Fountain Pens' Bowen, G.
Reviewed in Journal #6 p20. Devoted to Parker, Sheaffer, Wahl Eversharp and Waterman. Includes a history of each company, advertising and gives prices guide.
Official P.F.C. Pen Guide Lawrence, C
Reviewed in Journal #6 p21. Restricted but illustrates 854 pens with values.
Tapermaking Hunter, D
L'Aventure Multiple de outils de 1'ecriture Colombain, M
A history of writing equipment, including steel pens. 148 pages.
The Spirit of the Letter in Painting Leymarie, J
A study of thirty-two masterpieces from Rembrandt to Renoir .... in which a letter is the keynote of the composition." Some of the paintings show writing equipment other than notepaper. The paintings might provide an excellent subject for an essay on writing equipment history.
Education in Ancient Rome Bonner, S.F
Contains an excellent scholarly description on the writing equipment of the Roman school, with illustrations of styli, reed pens, ink pots and exercise books. In print.
Papyrus in Classical Antiquity Lewis, N
One of the few full-length books on a single writing equipment item. Written for the scholar, but presenting no problems for the interested layman. Deals with everything from the habitats of the plant to the manufacture and sale of the finished product. A book of major importance for the student of writing equipment.
One Hundred Great Product Designs Doblin,
Opinionated, but with some interesting facts on the Parker 51 and the Pentel (one page each).
The Sources of Invention Jewkes, J., Sawers, D. and Stillerman, R
This authoratative book deals with early technical development of the ball-point pen as a case study (pages 234-5).
Design For The Real World Papanek, V
An important book that argues for social responsibility in product design. P.27 presents the intriguing argument that Americans bought the immediate post-war leaky Reynold's ballpoint in vast numbers because"it symbolised the dawn of the new era."
Inks: Their Composition and Manufacture Mitchell, C.A This is the 4th edition of the book by C.A. Mitchell and T.C. Hepworth bearing the same title. Just over half the book is devoted to a technical discussion of writing inks, and it contains just about everything you are every likely to want to know about the subject.
The Endless Web Evans, J
The Story of John Dickinson & Co. Mostly tedious company history, but there are useful early chapters on the founder and his inventions. Chapter 6 on stamps and envelopes will be of interest to postal history buffs. Not difficult to pick up second-hand.
Pencil Making at Keswick Anon
Interesting and usefully illustrated article about a visit to Banks and Co.
Les Origines de la Plume J Anon
A very short but intriguing article about William Mitchell's invention of 'lettered' pens and, in particular, of the design of 'J' nib for music writing. (That this was its original purpose is supported by the fact that it is decribed as being adapted to this objective in a number of early catalogues).
Who Invented Stationers' Carded Goods Anon
According to this article the inventor was John Heath (at that time trading as Thomas Lowe) in 1853. The same claim, with interesting background information, is presented in Vol. XLVIII, No. 6. Whole No. 1067, Feb. 7, 1901.
The Birmingham Pen Trade-Sources for Study Anon
15 page duplicated A4 leaflet. The first two pages introduce reprints of four articles. Two articles describe visits to Hinks, Wells and to Brandauer respectively. A third reprints the description of a visit to William Mitchell described in Entry 69. The fourth consists of the article by Timmins described in Entry 100.
The Manufacture of Steel Pens in Birmingham Anon
Describes a visit to the Hinks, Wells factory. Reprinted in 'The Birmingham Pen Trade', Entry 93.
Stalpennans ratta behandling Andrea, F.W
'The proper use of the steel pen'. 28 pages on how to use pens, make steel pen ink, and related topics.
Josiah Mason Bunce, JJ
A biography of the great pioneer of steel pen manufacture. Very well worth reading, despite the fact that it is unabashed hadiography.
Bemerkungen uber die Stahlfeder Drescher, E
42 pages. Discusses the use and repair of steel pens and the making of non-corrosive ink. In the University of Jena library.
Midland Manufactures - A visit to the Steel Pen Works of Messrs. C. Brandauer and Co., Birmingham Farrovius
Describes the manufacturing process. Reprinted in 'The Birmingham Steel Pen Trade', Entry 93.
Longmore's Patent Self-Adjusting Spherical Penholder ‘P.P’
Describes the patent, with some comments on penholder design.
The Story of Sir Josiah Mason' Taylor, L.
Likely to be found bound with Taylor's 'The Story of James Nasmyth' under the general title 'Stories of Noble Lives,'Nelson, 1898. Apparently based on Bunce (Item 96 above) and written as an 'improving' tale for children. Presents all the main details of Mason s life, and worth reading if you cannot obtain a copy of Bunce.
The Birmingham Steel Pen Trade Timmins, S
The whole book was reprinted by Cass in 1969 (and is still in print). The article alone is reprinted in 'The Birmingham Pen Trade', Entry 93. A brief discussion of the economics and structure of the first thirty-five years of the pen industry.
Mines and Mining in the Lake District Postlethwaite, J.
Pages 111 to 114 give a brief, interesting account of the history of graphite mining in Borrowdale.
Illustrations of Cheapness Anon
Most interesting article relating the use of the steel pen to the spread of education and introduction of the penny post. "The demand for the instrument, and the means of supplying it, came together."
The Birmingham Pen Trade Andrew, J.H
This is a four page leaflet put out by the museum. Short, well written and informative.
The Rise and Fall of the Pen Nib Trade Hollowood, B
The chief interest of this short article is in capturing the end of an era atmosphere of 1952: "There have been many improvements in fountain pen construction and in consequence the shadow across the Birmingham steel trade has grown heavier."
How to Make a Writing Board Anon
Similar to the article mentioned earlier in Bibliography.
The Surprise Pen Anon
Describes how to construct a dip-pen holder so that a loud bang will occur when the pen is put to paper by the unwary.
Cedar Pencils in the Making Bennett, R.A.R.
Contains some interesting photographs of pencil-related Lakeland buildings and scenes.
My Museum of Eastern Curios', Part V: Writing Materials Brightwen, Mrs
One page article about writing equipment mentioned in The Old Testament.
Fountain Pens of the World Lambrou A
Reviewed Journal #45 p40. A beautifully produced and illustrated, authoritive account of both major and minor manfacturers around the world. He has had access to some major sources of pens so that the coverage of prototypes is unusual.
The Book of Fountain Pens & Pencils Schneider S & Fischler G
264 colour pages of illustrations of pens, pencils and advertising materials with $ prices. Insert with more recent prices. Includes a chapter of advice to collectors and another on pen cleaning.
Pens & Pencils. A Collector's Handbook Martini, R
154 pages of illustration of pens and pencils with $ prices. Includes advice on collecting and brief histories of the major pen manufacturers. Mixture of colour and B&W.
Collectible Fountain Pens Bowen G.B
Histories of major manufacturers, advertising material and pens. Price $ estimates are inclded and with a recent price update. Many pen pictures, all B&W.
An Illustrated Guide to Antique Writing Instruments Schneider S & Fischler G
A5 style format. Short histories of major manufactures and illustrations of a range of pens of many manufacturers to size and with $ prices. 160 colour pages.
Fountain Pens Past & Present Erano P
A Passion for Pens Haury P & Lacroux JP
Reviewed Journal #47 p36. Superb photograthic illustration, Not dominated by french makes, comprehensive on Waterman. How a pen works, excellent line drawings of filling mechanisms. Final section on collecting.
Montblanc Diary & Collectors Guide Rosler J
132 pages of pens, cataogues and advertising.
The Fountain Pens of Esterbrook Hoban P
Fountain Pens & Pencils. The Golden Age of Writing Instruments Schneider S & Fischler G Reviewed Journal #30 p34. A wide appeal from beginners to advanced pen collectors. 1000 illustrations from humble to rare pens.Brief histories of each manufacturer, dominated by American manufacturers and Montblanc, Conway Stewart and Onoto have little or no representation. Includes a price guide.
The Incredible Ball Point Pen Gostony H & Schneider S Reviewed Journal #56 p42. One of the first books to deal only with the ball pen. A number of good colour plates and with a comprehensive list of even short lived models. Includes advertising ephemera. Focusses on the American market.
Victorian Pencils. From Tools to Jewels Crosby, D. 224 pages.
Collectible Stars Rosler J & Wallrafen S
92 pages on Montbanc from 1947 to 1979.
Millers Pens & Writing Equipment. A Collector's Guide Marshall J
Reviewed Journal #55 p39. A handsome A5 formatted 64 colour page starter book for a collector. 150 items displayed with £ prices.
The Fountain Pen - A Collector's Companion Crum Ewing A
Fountain Pens - Vintage & Modern Lambrou A
Reviewed Journal #26 p30. Opens with a history of writing and writing instruments, advertisments and photographs from private collections and museums. This is followed by a review of each country's manufacturers and their product development.
Fountain Pens, their History and Art Steinberg J
Reviewed Journal67 p23. Fountain pens of all types and styles, deskstands, advertisments and counter displays picking out the most beautiful items from early days to post war.
Section 1 of No.142. Paper and Books. W.H.Hayden & Co. Ltd
Pages 1-84. Supplied comb bound with acetate covers.
Section 3 of No.142. Fountain and Steel Pens. W.H.Hayden & Co. Ltd
Pages 97-140. Supplied comb bound with acetate covers.
Section 4 of No.142. Penholders and Pencils. W.H.Hayden & Co. Ltd
Pages 141-199. Supplied comb bound with acetate covers.
Section 12 of No.142.Office and School Sundries. W.H.Hayden & Co. Ltd Pp.344-418. Supplied comb bound with acetate covers.
History of the Invention & illustrated process of making Foley's Gold Pens John Foley
History of the invention and illustrated process of making Foley's diamond pointed gold pens by John Foley, New York. 1875. A4.
Retail Prices' Fountain Pens, Pencils, Accessories. Duofold, Relief, Waverley, Platignum, Spot, Regal. C. 1930. A4 (8 in colour)
Abridgements of Specifications relating to Writing Instruments and Materials", Office of the Commissioners of Patents for Inventions, Anon
Writing instrument patent abridgements are given for the period 1635 to 1866 in Number 37 of the unillustrated "old style" or "Woodcroft" abridgement volumes. Like the abridgements for later periods, it is an invaluable source of information about all aspects of writing equipment. The introduction by B. Woodcroft is of considerable interest in its own right.
"The Story of Writing" Studio Vista, Jackson, D
An elementary account of the history of writing. There is some description of writing instruments. Beautifully illustrated.
Writing Antiques", Shire Publications Ltd., Mell. G.N.
A 32 pager booklet written for collectors. Over 50% of the space is devoted to illustrations. Most types of writing equipment get a mention, with inkwells getting the most concentrated attention.
The Latest Invention! n/a
A Macniven & Cameron's Pens small leaflet hand marked for 1887. The first side advertises the Flying J nib. The second side has a list of nib styles, widths and prices.
A double sided leaflet. First '1076 Newspapers recommend the pens of Macniven and Cameron'. The second Waverley the Phaeton Pen.
A double sided leaflet. First The British Press recommend Macniven & Cameron Pens with a list of Newspapers. The second Macniven & Cameron Renowned Pens, the Phaeton Pen.
An advertisment cut from a journal with a hand marking of 28 Aug 1875 printed on light blue paper. 'Try the No.2 Waverley Pen Just Out'. The back side is also scanned.
A double sided leaflet. First 'Macniven and Cameron pens are recommended by 2347 Newspapers'. The second Hindoo steel nibs.
A double sided leaflet in green ink. First 'Macniven and Cameron pens are recommended by 2347 Newspapers'. The second 'Beware of the party offering imitations of Macniven and Cameron's steel pens.
A double sided leaflet in blue ink. First 'Macniven and Cameron pens are recommended by 2347 Newspapers'. The second 'Beware of the party offering imitations of Macniven and Cameron's steel pens.
A double sided leaflet in blue ink. First 'Macniven and Cameron pens are recommended by 2347 Newspapers'. The second Hindoo steel nibs.
A double sided leaflet in black. First 'The Waverley Pen is a Treasure', 'Sir Walter Scott in his study at Abbottsford, the second with a handwritten date of 1897, Macniven and Cameron's Pens with a selection of nibs.
A double sided, folded leaflet in black. First Macniven and Cameron's Pens with a picture of a signpost and an elephant (Hindoo Pens!!!). The second side with advertising material in several languages.
A single sided leaflet in black on buff paper. 'Macniven and Cameron "O" Series Pens with a selection of 24 different nib styles and prices.
A double sided sheet in black on light orange paper. 'Beware the party offering imitations of Macniven and Cameron's Pens' and four nib styles. Reverse side 'Pens for the millions' with a list of styles and prices.
A double sidedsheet in black on green paper. Macniven & Cameron's pens with the familiar sign post picture. The reverse side Macniven & Cameron's improved penholders with a picture of three penholders. Handwritten 1887 on front side.
A double sided leaflet, white with a smaller blue page attached. First '1200 Newspapers recomment the pens ofMacniven and Cameron. For their names see graphic of 17th. May 1873'. The second Waverly, Phaeton and Hindoo steel nibs.
A double sided leaflet, 'Typographical errors and how to correct them. Invaluable to all those who have to do with printing. Macniven and Cameron's pens are the best. A side panel with VR and Royal crown emblem and a series of nib illustrations. The second a tabulation of nib type and a side panel of M&C'sQuill Yielding Penholder (patented).
A small double sided leaflet on red paper, 'Macniven and Cameron's pens just out' with VR and Royal crest, two nib illustrations and pen types. The second a tabulation of nib types.
A photocopy of a small double sided leaflet, 'Macniven and Cameron's pens 1200 Newspapers... ' with signpost symbol. The second a tabulation of nib types. Leaflet appears to be part of a larger one sold for one penny.
A double sided leaflet on light green paper. Appears to be an advert cup from a magazine. The front side is of two identical texts but the left is showing how it should be corrected under a title of 'All those who have business with printers', The reverse side has two adverts for other products.
A photocopy of a leaflet approx A5. The Waverley Pens Prolongation of a Patent with VR and Royal Crest. Illustrated list of nibs. Marked 'The Graphic April 28th 1877' by hand.
A double sided leaflet, white with a smaller blue page attached. First '1200 Newspapers recomment the pens ofMacniven and Cameron. For their names see graphic of 17th. May 1878'. The second Waverly, Phaeton and Hindoo steel nibs.
A double sided folded leaflet on white paper hand dated 1887. First, 'Beware the party offering imitations of Macniven and Camerson's Pens and including signpost symbol plus the Flying Dutchman and Flying J steel nibs. The reverse, a tabulation and description in five languages.
Two double sided leaflet on buff paper hand dated 1887. The front sides 'Over 3000 Newspapers recommend…) and 3000 Newspapers recommend. The reverse sides show ''Yellow Metal Pen' and six different nib types respectively.
Leaflet 'Recommended by 2839' with signpost and three nib illustations.
Photocopy of a double sided leaflet in black. First 'The Waverley Pen is a Treasure', 'Sir Walter Scott in his study at 39 Castle Street, Edinburgh. And illustrations of seven Macniven and Cameron nibs.
Two double sided leaflet printed in blue on buff paper hand . The front side 'Macniven and Cameron's pens are recommended by 2771 newspapers and an illustration of a lady, seated at a desk writing. The reverse side shows seven different nib types.
Double sided leaflet with colour printing 'Macniven and Cameron's Waverley Works, 23 Blair Street Edinburgh'. The second side 'From our scrapbook'.
Double sided leaflet printed on green paper with handwriiet '87. 'The new invention in pens' from Macniven and Cameron. The reverse a list of nib types.
Double sided leaflet. First Macniven and Cameron Pens with signpost symbol and 'The wonder of the age' list of pens. The second side, text in nine languages.
Double sided leaflet printed in brown. First John Mitchell Metallic Pens and Penholders. Second (non pen) Richard bach & Co Agricultural and Mechanical Engineers. A very attractive item.
Two similar double sided leaflets printed in blue. One is hand marked 1893 with tan paper and the other '95 on white paper. First side shows 'Macniven and Cameron's Pens are recommended by 2889 Newspapers' with signpost symbol. The second side, seven nib patterns.
Leaflet Geo.W.Hughes 'Selected Extra Quality Steel Pens' with illustartions of eighteen patterns, printed in black on pink paper.
Small Leaflet for Centric Pens (Clements Patent) from John Walker & Co, four pages, two sides printed on pink paper. First side with description of features. Second side shows two pen holders and nine nib styles.
Single sided leaflet, scan taken from poor photocopy 'The Universal Pen' from D. Leonardt & Co, Birmingham and showing four nib types.
Advert for Spencerian Steel pen nibs hand marked '11-19-1904 Colliers'. Illustration of a single nib.
Leaflet for Bak-Fin pen nibs with 45 illustrations.
Tad & Me', advertisment for Tadella Pen Co of New York printed in blue on light buff paper.
Photo copy of leaflet. Registered 'Swift' pens, Thomas de la Rue advert showing 14 different nibs.
Photograph of leaflet Pens and Pen Holders, Shaw & Sons Special pens with illustrations of many nibs.
Single sided leaflet blue ink on blue paper 'Try our Planet Pens', Johnson Bros, Birmingham.
Two sided leaflet printed in blue on light buff paper. The Criterion Series, The Beau Ideal J Pen' from Setten & Durward. Second side shows model numbers and prices.
Two sided leaflet prointed in blue from Soennecken & Co, Bonn & Berlin showing a variety of nibs including twin points and a variety of outher writing and office equipment. Text is in German.
Single sided leaflet scanned from a B&W photocopy 'Browne & Nolan's Celebrated Pens for Easy Writing' showing six nib designs.
Single sided leaflet in three panels in B&W. Leon Isaacs & Co Manufacturers of Glucinium pens, Philadelphia PA, USA.
Single sided leaflet in B&W. Esterbrook's Relief Pens. Henry Wood Bath. Illustrates #314 Relief nib.
Nature Study Note & Sketch book n/a
Small note book with card covers. Covers printed in blue on dark green. Original contains pages for taking notes. Back cover shows 'Wrights Pencil pointed pens' with four different designs with prices.
Single sided leaflet. C.Brandauer & Co Ltd. Celebrated circulat pointed pens, Birmingham. 21 designs illustrated with prices.
Small two sided leaflet printed in black on pink paper. First side John Heath's with four nib designs illustrated. Second side text encouraging the reader to view the first side. Leaflet was originally folded.
A letter written on John Heath's Pens letterhead. Design includes 14 nib designs down left side printed in brown. Letter is hand wqritten in black ink and apparently signed by Heath.
Single sided leaflet from Perry & Co Ltd., London & Birmingham. Caution against imitation Perry pens in english and five other languages and printed in black and red.
Single sided leaflet from Perry & Co Ltd. "Naval" series of pen nibs named after the following ships with illustrations of each: Indefatigable, Renown, Commonwealth, Vanguard, Invincible, Irresistable, Thunderer and Formidable.
Single sided leaflet 'The Time is Money Fountain Deskpen' Geo.W.Hughes, Birmingham.
Single sided leaflet printed in black on pink paper showing GW Hughes Selected Extra Quality Steel Pens. 18 nib types.
Two sided leaflet printed in black on pink paper showing 'Hughes pens Unequalled' Birmingham Manufacturers reprint of 'The Agents Guide' describing maufacturing process.
Two sided photocopy of a leaflet showing John Mitchell's Celebrated Steels Pens. 30 nib illustrations with description and prices.
Photocopy of a leaflet showing John Mitchell's Celebrated Pens. Maker to the King. 15 nib illustrations.
Colour photocopy(?) of a leaflet showing John Mitchell's Celebrated Pens. Maker to the King. 26 nib illustrations.
Colour photocopy(?) of a leaflet showing John Mitchell's Celebrated Pens. By Appointment Penmaker to the King. 8 nib illustrations.
The Dryad Quarterly Vol III N0.3. Various
A small journal July to Sept 1933 containing six articles on printing fabrics, Cros-stitch in schools, Handwork in the Infant School, School pictures & the Pitcture Library, Notes & suggestions on basketmaking amd Here and There. Contains an advert for William Mitchell's Roundhand Pens on inner back cover. Copied two pages to view in booklet view format. 24 pages plus cover.
Leaflet printed in blue on light paper showing William Mitchell's Pens. Are made of the Best Material and finished under careful supervision. 24 nib illustrations.
Leaflet printed in black & red on buff paper showing Ormiston & Glass Ball-pointed Pens (Hewitt's patent). 6 nib illustrations and a nib holder. Reverse is a colour picture 'Ball-pointed Pens Move the World'.
Small format stapled leaflet printed in blue on light buff paper Ormiston & Glass. Ball-pointed Pens mighter than the Sword.
Four page approx A6 folded leaflet printed in blue and rust red. Ormiston & Glass. Ball-pointed Pens 'The Secret of easy writing…' Scanned at two pages to view in Landscape.
Photocopy, Ormiston & Glass. Ball-pointed Pens ' (Hewitt's Patent 'The Pen Guides the world with illustration od Sailor at Capstan.
Blotter used pink with light buff front side printed in tan in Dutch. British Pens Ltd. Hinks, Wells & W. Mitchell. 8 nib illustraions with prices plus a picture of a box of nibs with a factory in the background.
Small two sided leaflet printed in black on green paper. John Heath's Pens Have a World-Wide Celebrity with four nib illustrations. Reverse is marked 'Please Open and Read' four times.
Single sided sheet printed on buff paper in spanish. D.Leonardt & Co. Fabrica de Pennas A'Aco.
Small leaflet printed in blue and green Joseph Gillott Exceeds 150 Millions Annually.
Single sheet, colour photocopy sub A4 printed in rust red on light yellow Joesph Gillott's Pens Grand Prix Paris 1900. Illustrations of 23 nibs with prices.
Single sheet, sub A4 printed in blue Gillott's Rustless Pens Super Series. Illustrations of 29 nibs with prices.
Single sheet, sub A4 printed in blue Gillott's Rustless Pens Super Series. Illustrations of 19 nibs with prices.
Single sheet, sub A4 printed in green. The World Renowned Gillott's Pens. Illustrations of 15 nibs.
Photocopy of display card Rustlerss Steel Pens For Lettering No.1173. Joseph Gillott & Sons Ltd. 11 nibs in sizes 1 to 6.
Leaflet printed in brown on light buff paper The World Renowned Guillott's Pens. Illistrations of 15 nibs. Similar to WES459 but includes prices.
Leaflet printed on grey tissue William Mitchell Steel Pen and Penholder Manufacturer Caution. Warning against copying.
Leaflet printed in blue on light card. First side giving contact address, second side having illustrations of 14 nibs with prices. All in German.
Newspaper style catalogue from F.Soennecken approx A2 overall, folded and printed both sides A3 in dk blue on light buff paper showing a range that includes nibs, ink, inkwells, diaries, book ends, blotters, presses, desks, filing cabinets, punches and fountain pens, In French.
Leaflet printed in black on buff card. Soennecken Schreibfedern. Illustrations of 24 nibs. All in German.
Leaflet printed in black on green A3 paper two to view A4 and both sides. Soennecken Schreibfedern. Illustrations of 24 nibs. All in German.
Two sided leaflet A3 printed two A4 to view and folded, printed in black and red from F.Soennecken, Bonn in gothic German. Rear shows three nibs and a fountain pen.
Photocopy of small leaflet Heintze & Blanckertz Berlino showing three nibs against an illustration of a factory.
Deutsche Kunstschriftfederfn Fur Alle n/a
Six page leaflet printed in dk blue Deutsche Kunstschriftfederfn Fur Alle in gothic German script illustrating many different nib types with examples of their writing over five pages.
Two sided leaflet printed in black and red. Soennecken Bonnapen 1001, 1002 Patent illustrating filling two nibs (conventional and ball ended with ink from a bottle. Second side has text in Spanish.
Onoto' Pens. Directions for use. Typed instructions with cutaway diagram for filling Onoto pens.
Two sided leaflet printed in black and red 'Parker Pens and Pencils'. First side shows range of flat top reds and black guilloche with UK prices. Second side gives filling instructions. UK Bush House source.
Two sided leaflet Watermans Ideal Fountain Pens. First side shows a title page and prices of replacement parts. Second side shows filling instructions for an Eyedropper. Source is L & C Hardtmuth London as European representatives. Stained with black ink.
Two sided leaflet The Conway Stewart Pen. First side is guarantee. Second side 'How to Use Conway Stewart Pens' with filling instructions for lever and button fill pens.
Instructions n/a Two sided leaflet Conway Stewart All-British Fountain Pen showing models 35, 800, 236, 475, 720, 540, 479, International and Manfold 650 all with prices. Second side Pen and pencil sets 258, 65, 48 and 10 together with 'Ink Pencils - tubular nibs with prices.
Two sided leaflet Watermans Ideal Fountain Pen. Printed 2 sub A5 to view. First side shows filling instructions for lever and Safety pens. The second side is for eyedropper plus prices of spare parts. From UK L.G. Sloan, London.
Two sided leaflet Platignum Stud Filling Fountain Pen Instructions for use. On first side in english. On second side in eight further languages.
Leaflet Jewel Fountain Pen Directions for Using. Eyedropper.
Two sided leaflet Instruction Sheet Desk Pen Sets by Esterbrook. First side shows nib grades. Second side care instructions for Desk sets 407 and 444.
Two sided leaflet Onoto The Pen printed in green and black. First side shows filling of Safety and self Filling pens. Second side gives writing instructions, nib widths and guarantee.
Two sided leaflet Onoto The Pen printed in blue. First side shows plunger filling. Second side gives exchange of nib conditions and describes ink availability including prices.
Two sided leaflet in black on white light card two sub A4 to view Parker Maker of the World's Most wanted pens. Cover with 61, rear cover pencils, Quink bottle sizing and general information including Grosvenor Gardens address. Inside gives recommended sales presentation, nib grading and mechanical features.
Two sided leaflet in black and orange three images per side. Fleet Pens. 'A New List of ...' showing fountain pens, pencil, 'ink pencil, tubular nib. Also suggests writing to them if you are interested in Wireless.
Two sided leaflet 2 A5 to view each side printed in black and red. Ball-Pointed Pens Ormiston & Glass, Edinburgh. Also illustrated and described range of 1 steel nibs and a nib holder.
Invitation printed in black and gold on card from Directors of Mabie Todd & Co. Ltd. to Jubilee Dinner at Frascati's Restaurant, Oxford Street. This invitation is written for Miss Birch.
Menu for Mabie Todd & Co. Jubilee Dinner 12 April 1934, held at Frascati's restaurant, Oxford Street. Includes list of food, extertainments and signed by attendees. It will be good for readers to note the message that similar celebrations were held for Firm's staff in Harlesden, Liverpool and Manchester.
Two sided A3 leafet, folded 2 A4 to view printed in black and gold to celebrate Julibee of Swan Pens 1934.Some descriptions of Swan features and innovations.
Colour illustration showing a Swan retrieving a fountain pen from the bed of a river. As used on cover of WES Journal.
Folding colour leaflet of 12 pages approx quarter A4 showing UK Parker range od UK Duofold, Parker 17, Parker Ball pens, 61, 51, Flighter and 45. Includes presentation sets, ink and a desk stand. 'Parker who's who.
Original of Macniven and Cameron Ltd advert, framed in card. Cameron Safety Self Fillers showing three pens in gold or with gold bands that accept steel nibs priced between One Guinea and £7.7s.
Original of Macniven and Cameron Ltd advert, framed in card. Showing 'The Camerons' Safety Sef Fillers, five filler devices that accept steel nibs and illustrating the feed system with press bars priced at 15/- and two styles with caps at Two Guineas.
Booklet S.P.B. Mais
At the Sign of the Swan. Your Pen and Ink with illustrations by Hanslip Fletcher. A magnificent publication, elegantly produced and with high quality printing and engraving. Text is in chapters 1. Ink, 2 His (or Her) Nibs, 3. Harlesden, The Home of the Holder, 4.Sunderland House, Illustrated by a series of wonderful line drawings showing pen production and the interior rooms of Sutherland House.
Printed two sides of A4, 2 A5 to view and folded. Hiker pens Ltd. New Summer Street Birmingham. Features and order form showing commission schedule for pens sold on an agency basis.
Small advert Macniven & Cameron Over 50 Year' Experience Waverly Nib Fountain Pen.
Colour photograph copy of advertisment SAR Cameron Se Remplit Comme un Compte-Gouttes Kirby Beard & Co. Ltd. 5 Rue Auber, Paris. Showing a fountain pen in four different finishes.
His Nibs n/a
Article from Scribe magazine on Philip Poole copious illustrations of nibs and holders in colour pus a range of nib holders. Approx qtr page article on Philip Poole.
A4 two to view A5, centre stapled booklet with colour cover 'Give a Waverley Fountain Pen' with illustrations of whole range including a pen/pencil combo. All priced.
William Mitchell's Lettering Pens n/a
A booklet sub A5 overall with 28 pages, green card cover folded and centre stapled. Scanned at two per view. Shows range of steel nibs and associated cutters including Round hand, Scroll, Rex, Art, Script, Decro, Poster, Witch, Bladex, Carlton & Tudor, Gresham & Arden, mapping, Italic, Scraper cutters, Print trimmers, Stencil cutters, Lino cutters with their writing styles.
'Graduate them to New Parker 51' n/a
B&W Advert from US magazine unknown, possibly Nat. Geographic. 'Graduate them to New Parker 51 Copyr 1951 with prices.
New Parker 51 n/a
Colour advert from US magazine probably Nat. Geographic. 'When you give him this pen he will discard all others… New Parker 51 with exclusive Aero-metric Ink System. 51, 21, Parkette. Copyr 1950 with prices.
More Parker Pens more prices n/a
Colour advert from US magazine probably Nat. Geographic. Single page of description and prices with boxed set Copyr 1952. Xmas tree so probably pre Xmas with prices.
…to choose from than ever before n/a
Colour advert from US magazine probably Nat. Geographic. Shows range of six different 51s and 21s with caps posted and with US$ prices. More tree so probably pre Xmas.
The very rich are different from you and me n/a
Black and white UK Parker advert for 61 in gold. Taken from a UK magazine or newspaper.
Give the New Parker 75 … in solid sterling silver n/a
Colour advert from US magazine probably 1964 as copyright statement. Colour photo plus description of features with further line drawings.
Why the new Parker 75inspires the kind of testimonials we could frame n/a Colour advert from US magazine probably 1965 as copyright statement. Colour photo plus description of features.
Flying may have lost the elegance of the Twenties. Writing however has regained it. n/a
Colour advert probably from Uk magazine Text plus colour photo of Duofold Centnnial black with gold trim. Cap with one wide and one narrow band.
(Parker Duofold) n/a
Colour picture of model of Schneider Cup winning aircraft of late 1930s on stand and marble plinth and including a Parker Centennial in black with gold trim.
The Gift. The new Parker 75… in solid sterling silver n/a
Colour advert with picture of Parker 75 probably from US magazine with description of features and two line drawings. Shows copyright 1965 Price of $25.
Think twice about giving the Paker 75 to just anyone n/a
Colour advert with picture of Parker 75 probably from US magazine with advertising text and second photo of ball pen. Shows copyright 1965 Price of $25.
Mr Harry M Vernon of the Bing Boys on Broadway Writes' and 'More time to write now' n/a
Two black and white Waterman Ideal Pen advertisments cut from magazine. Probably UK since supplier is named as L.G. Sloan Ltd, Kingsway, London. Adverts are both 113 x 91mm.
A Perfect Fountain Pen The Jewel No. 100 n/a
Black and white advertisments cut from UK magazine.
A Perfect Fountain Pen The Jewel No. 101 n/a
Black and white advertisment cut from UK magazine.
Swan Fountpens from 10'6. 'A Coming of Age'! n/a
Black and white advertisment cut from UK The Sphere and Tatler…Includes line drawing of pen and second drawing of bottle of ink with box.
Altering the map with his Swan Fountpen, 'Reproduced from "Swan" pen adversisment from 1915, n/a
Black and white advertisments cut from UK Magazine with John Bull astride map of Europe holding penThe Sphere and Tatler…Includes line drawing of pen and second drawing of bottle of ink with box.
A series of advertisments as described n/a
Three black and white advertisments cut from UK Magazine plus two not writing equipment related. The first 'The new Era Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen' 118 x 88mm. The second 'C. Brandaur & Co.'s Ltd., Circular Pointed Pens 114 x 77mm. The third Meyers' Silver Series "The pens that glide"' 54 x 100mm.
The Pen for the Country Camerson's Safety Fillers n/a
Black and white advertisment cut from UK Magazine showing line drawings of six country scenes - cow, horse riding, pigs, shooting game, writing at desk and fishing.
The Camerons. The Pens with distinctive nibs. Cameron Safty Self Fillers n/a Black and white advertisment cut from UK Magazine showing line drawings of five 'Just press the Bars fillers, 'The Guinea Pen' and 'The Two Guinea Pen'.
UK Patent 10,598 Date of Application 4 May 1909 n/a
UK Patent with three pages of text and line drawings. 'Wherein nib holding plug is provided with an annular flange projecting beyond the barrel… to form a groove adapted to retain any ink'.
No ink on the Holder! No Ink on the Hands! Watermans' Tip Fill n/a
Black and white advertisment probably from UK with 1933 written at top by hand. Shows need only to submerge nib to feed hole to keep holder free of ink. Also microscope picture of tip of nib for perfect point. Illustration of #7 pen with prices.
Two pages of advertisments from 'Writing Machines' n/a
Two pages of US advertisments from pages numbered 75 and 76 of a magazine or catalogue. '98' is written by hand in bottom corner and may be date of printing. P75 has adverts from Paul E.Wirt, Crandall Typewriter, Simplex Printer, The Gem Pencil Sharpener, Kelsy & Co and Comptomer. The second page has Smith Premier Typewriter Co, The Ireland-Benedict Co, Typewriter Headquarters, National Typewriter Exchange, National Typewriter Co & Columbia Typewriter Mfg Co.
Advert 'Now the ballpoint guaranteed not to Skip' n/a
Black and white advert for Parker T Ball Jotter circa 1958. Detail of the ball construction.
Advert 'An Eversharp Pen and Pencil Set. The Gift Supreme for Loved Ones and Friends' n/a
Colour advert showing a pen and pencil set blue with stainless cap. Includes prices. Dated on reverse by hand '50.
Advert 'Unseen niceties. Assurance of matchless performance. Sheaffers' n/a Colour advert showing desk set with cutaway diagram of mechanism demonstrating that it will go flat.
Advert 'How to make sure your wedding gift won't wind up in the attic. Desk set by Sheaffers' n/a
Colour advert showing desk set in use with advertising text. Printing on light card and shows copyright 1964.
A series of adverts n/a
Colour advert showing desk set in use with advertising text. Printing on light card and shows copyright 1964.
(A series of adverts for Parker 75) n/a
A series of five colour advert for Parker 75. First 'The Gift 'copyright 1965. Second 'Wonderful new way to say you care - Give the New Parker 75… in solid sterling silver' copyright 1964. Third 'The Gift' similar to first copyright 1965. Fourth 'The Gift' similar to first copyright 1965. Fifth 'Why the new Parker 75 inspires the kind oftestimonials we could frame' copyright 1965
Bold New Pen Designed for Men Sheaffers PFM. Pen for Men. n/a
A colour fold out advertising leaflet of four double sided pages American Quarto. Shows full range to PFMV with features. Includes pencils and sets. Back od leaflet shows the range Admiral, Statesman, Clipper, Valiant, Sentinel, Autograph, Crest, Triumph, Cadet and Cartridge fill. Item is dated 8/59 BUT reproduction made available by Alan Kaufman.
More sold than all other makes combined. The Paul E.Wirt Fountain Pen, Bloomsburg, PA n/a
A quarter page advertisment in black and white taken from Writing Machines for the Office page 104, 'More sold than all other makes combined. The Paul E.Wirt Fountain Pen, Bloomsburg, PA' marked in pencil '89. Illustration of a fountain pen.
Be sure the pen you give is self-starting. Watermans n/a
An advertisment in black and white taken an unknown magazine. 'Be sure the pen you give is self-starting. Watermans' and showing Lady Patricia, Patrician, Ink-Vue, No.3 and No.7 with pricing.
Sanfords Premium Writing Fluids. Writes a bright Blue n/a
An advertisment in black and white taken from National Geographic , marked 1920 in pencil. 'Sanfords Premium Writing Fluids. Writes a bright Blue' with illustration of bottle with patent spout.
You want the very best ink, sir. Try Sanfords n/a
An advertisment in black and white taken from National Geographic , marked 19 in pencil. ''You want the very best ink, sir. Try Sanfords' with illustration of bottle with patent spout and a container of 'Library Paste'. Illustration of young lady and product.
Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen. The pen that measures up to the man n/a
An advertisment in black and white taken from Century Advertisments page 36. 'Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen. The pen that measures up to the man'. Illustration of pen and a gentleman.
Give Esterbrook. The World's most personal fountain pen n/a
An advertisment in black and white probably taken from National Geographic. 'Give Esterbrook. The World's most personal fountain pen' with illustration of 15 diffeerent nib styles showing screwed fitting. Also desk set. Date unknown.
It won't leak. Moores non-leakable. That Christmas Present. n/a
Two pages of advertisments in black and white taken from The World's Work. 'It won't leak. Moores non-leakable. That Christmas Present'. On the reverse side, advertisments for L.C.Smith & Bros Typewriter, Huber Ink and Blair's Red Robin and Blackbird Ink Pencils.
Pen Satisfaction. Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen n/a
A page of advertisments headed by 'Pen Satisfaction. Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen' plus Macey and Gunn office desks and Ready Reference Scrap Book.
Paul E. Wirt Fountain Pen. Positively The Leading Pen. Over a Million in use n/a A page of advertisments headed by quarter page 'Paul E. Wirt Fountain Pen. Positively The Leading Pen. Over a Million in use' plus a series of smaller writing related items.
Choose the right point for the way you write. Fit it into the Esterbrook pen you like best. n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine but possibly National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write. Fit it into the Esterbrook pen you likebest.' Shows ten different nib widths, four pens, a desk set, a push-pencil and a boxed pen and pencil set. Shows Copyright 1952.
Choose the right point for the way you write. n/a
An advertisment taken from a National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write. ' Shows nine different nib widths, two pens and a desk set, Shows Copyright 1952.
Choose the right point for the way you write. n/a
An advertisment taken from a National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write. ' Shows nine different nib widths, a pens with screw nib unit and a desk set, Shows Copyright 1951.
Choose the right point for the way you write. n/a
An advertisment taken from a National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write. ' Shows nine different nib widths, a pens with screw nib unit and a desk set, Shows Copyright 1951.
Choose the right point for the way you write. n/a
An advertisment taken from a National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write. ' Shows eight different nib widths, a pen with screw nib unit and a desk set, Shows Copyright 1952.
Choose the right point for the way you write by number. n/a
An advertisment taken from a National Geographic. 'Choose the right point for the way you write by number. ' Shows eleven different nib widths, a pen with screw nib unit. Shows Copyright 1953.
CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that writes your way naturally n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine, possibly National Geographic. ''CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that writes your way naturally". Shows eight different nib widths, a pen with screw nib unit. Shows Copyright 1953.
Give an Esterbrook pen with the point you're sure to like n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine, possibly National Geographic. 'Give an Esterbrook pen with the point you're sure to like' Shows six different nib widths, a pen a pencil and a boxed set. Pre Christmas with Copyright 1950.
Esterbrook Pens with a choice of point for every writer. n/a
An advertisment taken from National Geographic with attribution on the reverse, possibly for Canada distribution. 'Esterbrook Pens with a choice of point for every writer.' Shows twelve different nib widths, four pen and a boxed set. Line drawing of what could be a maple leaf or an ice crystal behind. Pre Christmas with Copyright 1953.
CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that writes your way naturally n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine, possibly National Geographic. ''CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that writes your way naturally ' Shows ten different nib widths, two pens with screw nib units . Shows Copyright 1953.
Distinguished and Dependable. Swan Pens n/a
An advertisment taken from The Illustrated London News 1 Dec 1934 p111. 'Distinguished and Dependable. Swan Pens'. Shows a leverless pen and a boxed set with prices.
Companion of Eversharp. Wahl Fountain Pen n/a
An advertisment taken from The Literary Digest for June 25 1921 p53. 'Companion of Eversharp. Wahl Fountain Pen' showing line drawings of an Eversharp pencil and a Wahl black guilloche fountain pen lever fill with roller clip.
Eversharp has twenty million users. The pencil that grips the lead - at the tip. n/a
An advertisment taken from The Literary Digest for Jan 31 1925. 'Eversharp has twenty million users. The pencil that grips the lead - at the tip.'showing line drawings of an Eversharp pencil and a box of Red Top leads.
The Eversharp point cannot wobble or turn n/a
An advertisment taken from The Literary Digest for May 9 1925. 'The Eversharp point cannot wobble or turn' showing line drawings of Wahl Eversharp pen and pencil metal with chevron engraving and a box of Red Top leads.
A Right Royal Gift! Waterman's n/a
An advertisment taken from The Illustrated London News 1 Dec 1934 pIX. 'A Right Royal Gift! Waterman's'. Shows a desk set and a Lady patricia boxed set with prices.
For Distinguished Service The Eversharp $64 Set n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine. 'For Distinguished Service The Eversharp $64 Set'. Shows a 14k pen and pencil set with a US Distinguished Service Medal Copyright 1945.
New Eversharp. Look How Easy To Reload' and 'CA Writes 74,802 Words without Refillinf Eversharp CA n/a
Two advertisments on either side of a sheet taken from an unknown magazine. First 'New Eversharp. Look How Easy To Reload' shows a cartridge loading pen . Second 'CA Writes 74,802 Words without Refilling Eversharp CA'Capillary Action cartridge in a ballpoint style. Copyright 1946.
You write better with this new Eversharp because n/a
An advertisment taken from an unknown magazine. 'You write better with this new Eversharp because'. Shows a boxed set of black pen and pencil with stainless caps. Features - writes instantly, writes smoother, writes cleaner & writes longer. Copyright 1951.
'The World's most personal Fountain pen. Esterbrook' and 'Give the pen with the right point for every writer. Esterbrook' n/a
A pair of advertisments taken from The Saturday Evening Post 4 Dec 1954. First 'The World's most personal Fountain pen. Esterbrook'. Shows five fountain pens and two pencils, two boxed sets and a desk pen. Four illustrations of writing situation. Second 'Give the pen with the right point for every writer. Esterbrook' showing eight illustrations of different writing situations and another of srewing in a nib unit.
Give Esterbrook the gift of lasting value! n/a
An advertisment taken from The Saturday Evening Post 6 Dec 1958 'Give Esterbrook the gift of lasting value!'. Shows illustrations of Scribe ballpoint, Safari twin cartridge Fountain Pen and classic Fountain Pen with prices.
Unknown 3 years ago - BB is now the world's largest selling pen! n/a
A colour advertisment taken from unknown magazine. 'Unknown 3 years ago - BB is now the world's largest selling pen!' . Shows advertising illustrations of the ball pen itself and dominated by a lady beside a globe. Copyright 1948.
The Lady Patricia. A Fountain Pen inspired by women for women n/a
A colour advertisment taken from unknown magazine. 'The Lady Patricia. A Fountain Pen inspired by women for women'. Shows pen and pencil sets in Persian (green and red), Onyx and Jet.
America's Best Pen still costs only 41. Wearever n/a
A black and white advertisment taken from unknown magazine. 'America's Best Pen still costs only 41. Wearever'. Shows pen with five nib styles, illustrations of a tri-colour pen, a ball pen and a pen and pencil set. Includes an amusing cartoon of pupil, teacher and parents. Copyright 1951.
No better Gifts than Pens. No better pens than Waterman's. n/a
A black and white advertisment taken from The Saturday Evening Post 5 Dec 1956 'No better Gifts than Pens. No better pens than Waterman's.'. Shows illustrations of De Luxe Ink View boxed pen and pencil set, Nos 7, 94, 84, 3 and two Lady Patricia also desk set.
No other gift rates like a Waterman's n/a
A colour advertisment taken from The Saturday Evening Post 13 Dec 1947 'No other gift rates like a Waterman's'. Shows illustrations of Crusader, Stateleigh, Garland and Corinth, the last with pencil plus illustration of family with prices.
Have you seen the new Parker family pen? n/a
A colour advertisment taken from The Saturday Evening Post 28 November 1953 ''Have you seen the new Parker family pen?' Shows illustrations of five desk sets with black desk 51 and with a family round an armchair. Description of new electro-polished point.
Large framed poster B&W Montblanc. Shows early pen circa 1920 and Christmas scene.
Proudly chosen by world famous people for themselves …and as gifts. New Parker "51" n/a
Full page colour advert ''Proudly chosen by world famous people for themselves …and as gifts. New Parker "51". Illustration of two female hands holding Cordovan Lustraloy "51" with single male hand. UK source. No date.
Simple advert from side column of Daily Mail. Text witout illustration.
Distinguished and Dependable. A worthy gift for any occasion. Swan Pens n/a Full page B&W advert. Illustration of boxed set of pen and pencil.
Companion of Eversharp. Wahl Fountain Pen n/a
Full size advert in black, gold and white. 'Companion of Eversharp. Wahl Fountain Pen'. Illustration of black guilloche with metallic pencil chevron engraving.
Eversharp has twenty million users. The pencil that grips the lead at the tip. The New Wahl Eversharp n/a
Full size advert in black, gold and white. Illustration of GF pencil with chevron engraving with shadow.
The Eversharp Point cannot wobble or Turn. The New Wahl Eversharp n/a
Full size advert in black, gold and white. Illustration of GF pen and pencil with chevron engraving with shadow. Includes Red Top box of leads.
Waterman a niveau d'encre visible. n/a
Full size B&W advert in French. Illustration of Diagonal Vee striped Ink Vue pen.
A Round of Gaiety or Choosing Christmas Gifts at Harrods n/a
Full size B&W advert showing a range of Christmas gift including a Parker Vacumatic pearl desk pen with stand.
New Eversharp. Look how easy to reload' & 'CA* Writes 74,802 words without refilling! CA* does it. n/a
Two sided page with full size colour adverts .
That's what I want for Christmas Watermans Ideal Fountain Pen n/a
B&W page from magazine showing Waterman pen with overlay and series of six hands to receive it. Also includes advert for Universal Crandall Typewriter No.3 Groton NY.
A Right Royal Gift! Waterman's n/a Advert in B&W cur from magazine. 'A Right Royal Gift! Waterman's'. Illustration of desk set & Lady Patricia with prices.
CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that Writes your way naturally. Esterbrook. n/a
Photocopy of B&W Esterbrook advert showing ten different screw in nib grades.
''CHOOSE the right point for the way you write by number. ADD it to the barrel of an Esterbrook Fountain Pen. WRITE with the pen that Writes your way naturally. Esterbrook. Copyright 1953.
Every minute 23 more people switch to new Sheaffer's n/a
Colour advert cut from magazine. Black ground. 'Every minute 23 more people switch to new Sheaffer's'. Illustration of red pen with Triumph nib.
To my wonderful man. Jane. Sheaffer's. America's First Choice. n/a
Colour advert cut from magazine. Black ground. ''To my wonderful man. Jane. Sheaffer's. America's First Choice.' Illustration of boxed trio set with Triumph nib.
How to say "Merry Christmas" to a client accustomed to the finest. DESK SET by Sheaffer. n/a
Colour advert cut from magazine. Illustration of boxed trio set with Triumph nib.'How to say "Merry Christmas" to a client accustomed to the finest. DESK SET by Sheaffer.'
Three new gift ideas from Sheaffer n/a
Colour advert cut from magazine. 'Three new gift ideas from Sheaffer'. Illustrations of two desk sets and a ballpen. Copyright 1965.
Sheaffer's new stainless steel ballpoints go around in the best circles. n/a
Colour advert cut from magazine. 'Sheaffer's new stainless steel ballpoints go around in the best circles.' . Illustration of interlocking circles and of red stainless ballpen. Copyright 1965.
Sign it with a Sheaffer n/a
B&W advert cut from a magazine. 'Sign it with a Sheaffer.' Shows a Sterling cross hatch pen and pencil.
Introducing the best dressed hand of the year. Targa by Sheaffer n/a
B&W advert cut from a magazine. 'Introducing the best dressed hand of the year. Targa by Sheaffer' Illustration of ballpen in hand.
It may be expensive for a pen. But not for an heirloom. n/a
B&W advert cut from a magazine. ' It may be expensive for a pen. But not for an heirloom.' Illustration of barley finish Masterpiece style pen in hand.
Introducing the pen you wear. Targa by Sheaffer. n/a
B&W advert cut from a magazine. 'Introducing the pen you wear. Targa by Sheaffer.' Illustration of Targa pen, plain and probably brushed stainless with shirt cuff andpair of cufflinks.
(No text) n/a
B&W advert cut from a magazine. ' Illustration of barley finish gold Masterpiece style pen in front of a drawing of a yatch .
Five ink blotters covering Waterman Turquoise Patrician (Martini) (Parker Duofold Yankee Doodle Girl, Dallas Pen Show 2005, Dallas Pen Show 2006, Charles W Draper and Onoto Royal Ballet 75 Anniversary.
Six ink blotters covering The Write Fill Charles W. Draper, Conway Stewart (Max Davis), For your hand only (Nakaya Fountain Pen Co.), Ink Blotters.com (Len Provisor), Wood 'N Dreams (wnpens), Pennant (PCA).
Three Ink blotters covering Omas 75 years, Moore's Sautoir Fountain Pen, Custom Advertising blotters (Len Provisor).
Parker Pen Company Douglas DC-3 1954 N51A and 1960 N61A Len Provisor
A privately printed two sided leaflet with details of these two Parker Company aircraft and an order form for models of these two aircraft.
Parker Pen Company USAF P51B Mustang Len Provisor
A privately printed two sided leaflet with details of this USAF P51 fighter aircraft and an order form for the model.
Parker Pen Company Duofold Fairchild Monoplane 1927 Len Provisor
A privately printed two sided leaflet with details of this Parker Company aircraft and an order form for the model.
Parker "51" Beechcraft D18S 1946 Len Provisor
A privately printed two sided leaflet with details of this Parker Company aircraft and an order form for the model.
Parker Pen Company Presentation Spitfire GEO.S.Parker 1941 Mk Vb Spitfire AD384 Len Provisor
A privately printed two sided leaflet with details of this RAF Spitfire fighter aircraft and an order form for the model.
Four postcard sized photos of Sheaffer works. Two in B&W, one in colour.
Waterman's Hundred Year Pen n/a
Waterman 100 Year Pen. Four page description Centre page spread gives a cutaway cross section and chronology. Note pages 2 & 3 are assembled as a single image.
Conklin Endura n/a
Conklin Endura Pen. Four page description Centre page spread gives a cutaway cross section and chronology.
Carter's Pen n/a
Carter's Pen. Four page description Centre page spread gives a cutaway cross section and chronology. Note pages 2 & 3 are assembled as a single image.
Sheaffer's Balance n/a
Sheaffer Balance Pen. Four page description Centre page spread gives a cutaway cross section and chronology. Note pages 2 & 3 are assembled as a single image.
Nib Study n/a
Nib Study Two pages of text. Centre spread shows nib grades with samples of writing.
MONT BLANC Preisliste 2/73 n/a
28 page price list with some colour covering the entire Mont Blanc retail range for the period. This item was supplied as a scan so that the actual size of the original is not known.
Parker 51 David and Mark Shepherd
Reviewed Journal #71 p7. A hard backed book. A definitive work on the Parker 51 in its vacumatic and aerometric forms. Covers demi size, pencil and ballpen. Colours, cap styles, clips, manufacture, protoypes, inks, advertising packaging, prices and much more.
Parker Duofold David Shepherd, dan Zazove Reviewed Journal #77 p25A perfect bound soft backed book of 362 pages. Covers history from conception in 1921 through to 2005 Esparto. Materials, protoypes, marketing, linked Parker Company history.
Parker Vacumatic Geoffrey Parker, David Shepherd, Dan Zazove
Reviewed in Journal #82 p40. A hard backed book of 343 pages. The definitive work on the three generations of Vacumatic. Covers all production versions including Shadow Wave, Golden Web, marbled versions and Imperial. Extensive coverage of methods of construction, details of nibs, prototypes. Excellent coverage of Parker company and family history.
Waterman Past and Present. The First Six Decades Max Davis and Gary Lehrer Reviewed Journal #83 and Journal #86 p22. A perfect bound book of 235 pages (Hard back in Limited Edition) showing many pictures of Waterman pens, ephemera and ink bottles. Identifies dates but with descriptions or background beyond an introduction of two pages.
Pen Repair Jim Marshall, Laurence Oldfield
Reviewed Journal #82 p28A practical repair guide for collectable pens and pencils. 194 pages. Split into three parts. Part one covers general repair processes from how to examine a pen on receipt for repair or overhaul. Part two covers many different type of pen from the popular but incldes many different, less well known and difficult pens such as Visofil, piston fills and Ford. Part three covers more repair processes such as cutting seals, nip repair and dent removal.
Parker Vacumatic Model Identification Guide Not known
"The Collector's Friend" for Positive Identfication of All Parker Vacumation Pens From 1932 Thru 1946. 16 page typed pages of descrptions of physical features of styles of Parker Vacumatic Pen under a Parker Logo.
Sheaffer Repair Manual Sheaffer Pen Co
A twin hole file containing a Contents (index), Complete Service Policy with simplified Service Pricing Charet, 'Your Repair Service Dept & Explanation of Repair Data, extensive and definitive Identification data covering up to 1951, repair procedures, Filling & cleaning procedures, How to Keep your Customers Happy!, , Repair Kits, tools and materials.
Pupils' poor penmanship will hold them back in life, handwriting experts warn Andrew Dagnell Whole newspaper page article also showing examples of handwriting from Dylan Thomas, King George V, Roald Dahl, Elton John and Richard Burton.
Mabie in America Writing Instruments from 1843 to 1941 3rd. Edition David L. Moak
Reviewed Journal #67 p22 as CD and #80 p33 as book. A hardbacked book of 245 pages covering the history of the Mabie Todd company. Extensive and exhaustive descriptions of the products with excellent colour pictures from first. Describes filler systems with associated patents, locations of manufacturing plants and offices. Company history and directors, company documents. Describes ssociation and sale to UK Company. Excellently referenced and indexed. Includes desk sets, ink bottles, family history and genealogy.
The Chronicle of the Fountain Pen Joao Pavao Martins, Luiz Leite, Antonio Gagean
Reviewed Journal #80 p 33. A hardbacked book of 353 pages showing the evolution of the fountain pen in a wider perspective showing 3000 fountain pens in 606 colour photo.
Handwriting Problems in the Secondary School Rosemay Sassoon
Reviewed Journal #80 p37. Book in hardback and cloth setting out the handwriting issue, providing practical activities for teachers and pupils and offering diagnostic support.
The Power of Paper Sir Christopher Ondaatje
Reviewed ∆ournal #81 p32. Book in hardback 237 pages. This history of the use of paper plus the story of how the author rose from young London bank employee to head of the Pagurian Press, book publisher. Reviewed Journal 81.
The Art of the Personal Letter: A Guide to Connecting with the Written Word Margaret Shepherd and Sharon Hogan
Reviewed in Journal #83. A review of how to letter write in all its detail.
Fountain Pens Peter Twydle
Reviewed J86p16. Ideal guide and reference book for starting collectors. Forty manufacturers, special editions. Good coverage of modern pens. Appendix by Jim Marshall on Arthur Twydle.
The Biro Ballpoint Pen Graham Hogg
Reviewed Journal #86 p36. Updated version of Graham's 2007 history with history from JJ Loud in 1888 to modern Bic Crystal. Detail history of pioneering companies, a chaptyer on Milton Reynolds, American pioneer. A complete and accurate account of Biro and his invention.
John Sheldon Brian George
Reviewed Journal 86 p36. Traces life of John Sheldon from beginnings as a toymake to death in 1863. Background of Birmingham manufacturing. A colector's book covering pocket scales, registered designs of writing equipment incl. pocket companions and travelling compendia.
Onoto Pen Repair: Tools, Parts, Techniques & Specifications Peter Crook, Steve Hull, Jim Marshall & Laurence Oldfield
Reviewed Journal#86. Ther complete story on overhauling all Onoto pens including the Magna some from original Onoto drawings also from measuring original parts and Steve Hull's background information.
Une Affaire de Stylos Pierre Haury & Jean-Pierre Lacroux
A very attractive, well known book in Frech reviewing filling mechanisms and many beautiful pens from early through to modern age. An appendix of manufacturers' names with a paragraph summary on each. Quality photos of most of the collectable classic pens. Includes inkwells and ephemera.
Writing Accessories: with Emphasis on Lesser Known Items Jim Marshall Reviewed Journal #85. This booklet emphasises items directly used in writing, authenticating and dispatchingof a letter, journal or document. An introduction, broad brush introduction to the range of collectable writing items, dedicated to the memory of Sue Courtier.
Pump Inkwells Giovanni Cattaneo Reviewed Journal#71. The definition then examples of the many different settings in which they can be found. History of development, profusely illustrated, notes for collectors.
Pen to Paper. The Story of Newhaven's Pen Factory Malcolm Troak
Reviewed Journal #75. History of pen making under several different names but principally Valentine and Parker in which Jack King looms large. Deals with the many people who helped build Parker Newhaven. Written by the person who joined as a toolmaker and retired in 1993 as Group MD.
Fountain Pen Patents 1911 to the 50s Volume 1 George Kovalenko
Fountain Pen Patents 1911 to the 50s Volume 2 George Kovalenko
Reviewed Journal #79 p15. Book containing 4435 patents, 475 designs, 410 trademarks. Specialist history with few images.
The Write Stuff Roy and Bevy Jaegers
Reviewed Journal #60 p33. Directed to american collectors. A coffee table book dealing with ink wells, fountain pens, letter openers, desk sets and blotters. Features Lipic Pen Company.
Portable Writing Desks David Harris
Reviewed Journal #61 p50. 60 mainly colour photographs, diagrams, advertisments and descriptions of writing fdesk evolution originally for clergy, doctors and lawyers then army officers. Describes also evolution of materials used.
Cartier, Creative Writing Francois Chaille
Reviewed Journal #61 p 51. Translated from the French but also available in Italian. From 1847, Cartier has sold a range of luxury goods including writing equipment. The book describes people from Second Empire onwards with illustrations of most superb writing equipment.
Omas: The History of an Important Italian Firm and its entire Production Emilio Dolcini
Reviewed Journal #62 p48. A large format book founded in 1918, detailed and attractively laid out, excellent photographs Simoni family now has shareholding by LVMH luxury brands. Includes Minerva, Zerollo, Ercolessi, King, Scotland.
Writing History: 150 Years of the AT Cross Company Barbara Lambert
Reviewed Journal #62 p49. The history of the Crossand Boss famiiesy from 1918 with full access to the company archives. Cross was founded in 1839, photographs of products and company staff, writing equipment of all types including Tiffany.
The History of the Italian Fountain Pen 1900 - 1950 (Vol 1 A-M) Letizia Jacopini & Maurizio Dansi
Reviewed Journal 64 p 16. The first of two booksBrands and 100 sub brands.
The History of the Italian Fountain Pen 1900 - 1950 (Vol 2 N-Z) Letizia Jacopini & Maurizio Dansi
Waterman Safety - The Art of Overlay in Italy 1900-1940 Letizia Jacopini & Maurizio Dansi
Reviewed Journal 64 p 17. Twenty years of work of Italian craftsmen on Waterman Safeties.
100 Stylos de Legende Isabelle Chabeur & Natalie Valax
Reviewed Journal 64 p 17. In French 100 Legendary Fountain Pens with preface by Prof Bruno Lussato. Excellent illustrations and small amount of text.
La Folie des Stylosa Plume Juan Manuel Clark
Reviewed Journal 64 p 17. Translates as Fountain Pen Madness. Quick reference with short description against each photo. Small format paperback.
Stanhopes: A Closer View Jean Scott
Reviewed Journal #66 p39. An original work od research covering origins and history of the Stanhope with personalities involved, collecting and examples of images. French resumes.
Collecting Stanhopes Douglas Jull
Review Journal 52 p17. A useful collector's guide with over 100 pages of photographs of 420 items which include 125 writing accessories. Based on the author's collection of over 100 items.
Handwriting in America: A Cultural History Tamara T Thornton
Reviewed Journal #52 p25. As the title, culturally directed to USA where penmanship was associated with commerce where larger numbers were taught to rea. The Spencerian model of 1840 was replaced by Palmer at end of 19th century. Concludes with a chapter on teaching handwriting.
The Book of Fine Paper Silvie Turner
Reviewed Journal #54 p5. A worldwide guide to the finest contemporary papers for both artists and pen and ink. Also covers computers and photocopiers. Excellent colour illustrations, definitions of paper jargon. The book is described as a labour of love.
Victorian Pencils - Tools to Jewels Deborah Crosby
Reviwed Journal #54 p50. Described as a first in its subject and will alert collectors to a sleeping giant of a hobby. 500 pencils photographed and included, thoroughly researched with original material. Chapters on decoration, combination items and pencil case makers. With price guide.
Calligraphy Claude Mediavilla
Reviewed Journal #55 p40. For everyone interested in writing. Many hands and with a ductus to show how the pen moves, includes a guide to tools and materials. Quill knives, reed and quill pens. Coverspapers and papyrus, use of pigments in illuminating manuscripts, Takes the reader further into thinking about making of marks.
The Pen David Attwood
Reviewed Journal #55 p40. An ideal introduction to seduce anyone of an early age into a love of pens. Photographs of a cross section of antique and modern pens.
Handwriting in the Twentieth Centry Rosemary Sassoon
Reviewed Journal #56 p22. Explores development in British handwriting as well as Europe, United States and Australia, tensions between clarity and speed, needs of reader and writer, beautty and practicality, skills versus creativity. Includes a chronological account of chages in handwriting style.
Collecting Writing Instruments: From Flint Tool to the Stylus Dietmar Geyer Reviewed Journal #32. See also Journal #28. Covers all writing instruments from flint to feltand fibre pens. 60 pages on calligraphy, ink, quills, steel nibs and pencil. 90 pages on Fountain pens especially German and American - eyedropper to cartridge. Also the ballpoint. Three pages of pen makers worldwide.
Western Writing Implements in the Age of the Quill Pen Michael Findlay Reviewed Journal #28 p20. The book starts at 547AD and goes on to describe gathering, preparing and cutting quills, scribes' knives, pen knives and quill cutting devices. It goes on with ink, parchment, paper, pounce, inkhorns and wells, standishes, metallic pens, pencils and port crayons and finally seals and sealing. An encyclopaedic approach.
Fountain Pens History & Design Giorgio Dragoni & Guiseppe Fichera
The Steel Pen Trade 1930-1980 AAS Charles
Reviewed Journal #10 p24.Manufacturing processes in steel pen production. Cheaper market as seconds or quenched in water. The trade's darker side. Deals extensively with industry in 1930 and also with later photographs.
Fabulous Fountain Pens - 800 Collectables Franco Nencini
The Story of Writing D Jackson
The Pencil H Petrowski
From a civil engineer with a strong interest in design theory. An academic approach with just 45 small black & white illustrations. Strong on the American industry.
Doulton Ink Wares Colin Roberts
Reviewed Journal #40 p18Extremely from 1882 to 1914 and pattern numbers from 1883 to 1934 well researched and illustrated, tracing patents. An authoritative and well written book most of which is devoted to inkwells with good colour and black and white photographs from the Royal Doulton Pattern Book Archives and from private collections. Includes patents, pattern numbers and registered designs.
Les Boites a Timbres Brian Beet
Reviewed Journal #41 p32. The first book written on the subject, text in english and french. 69 illistrations, 23 in colour covering 199 items. Covers birth & maturity, imagination and invention, art and craftsmanship, national charactyeristics and materials.
Collector's Guide to Inkwells Veldon Badders
Reviewed Journal #44 p16. Variety and imagination show through 500 photographs in many materials. Shows beautifully crafted and unusual wells in novel shapes selected from author's own collection of 700 items. Five hundred colour photos of inkwells and a few bottles with descriptions and price estimates in US dollars at the time of publication.
Fountain Pens - The Complete Guide to Repair & Restoration Frank Dubiel Reviewed Journal 44 p18. The original typewritten and duplicated, spiral bound book giving an informal guide to repairs. Now superceeded by the Marshall/Oldfield book.
Pen, Ink and Evidence Joe Nickell
Reviewed Journal #45 p39. Wide ranging on collecting, handwriting and writing equipment - pens, inks, paper, all written in readable style. Cutting a quill, metal and glass pens, fountain pens, pencils, ink recipes, inkwells, glass bottles, papermaking, stationery, seals, stamp boxes, scales, letterholders, handwriting.
Fullfederhalter Regini Martini
Reviewed Journal #45 p42. The fore runner to her popular price guide by Schiffer.
Collecting and Valuing Fountain Pens Paul Erano
Reviewed Journal #46 p40. Attitudes and how to collect, major manufacturers and their classic models, list of world makes and models with collectability. 741 pens in total in black & white, indicative prices.
That's the Way It Was Walter Southgate
Reviewed Journal #6 p18. The authiobraphy of Walter Southgate with multiple references to writing an d quills. Supplier of quills to Lloyds.
Sekai no Antikku Mannenjitsu H Nakazono
Reviewed Journal #14 p27. Superb illustrations of individual items of character and beauty. Half book given to big US companies and the remainder to European and Japanese. 100 Onotos, 80 Montblancs. Dunhill-Namiki in the Japanese section.
Thomas Jefferson and his Copying Macine S A Bedini
Reviewed in Journal #16 p30. The polygraph patented by John Hawkins in 1803 and made in the US by Charles Willson Peale. Used by President Jefferson and reappeared in 1906 as a Waterman cheque signing machine.
Sampson Mordan & Co Edward Eldred
Reviewed Journal #17 p31. Trial run of 200 copies. Half on changing pattern of ownership and half with products.
La Penna Enrico Castruccio
Reviewed Journal #22 p26. Written in two parts. The first traces historical background, the second is well illustrtaed with twenty four plates showing 100 pens. A chapter on steel pens. In Italian.
La Penna Stilografica Sergio Tavanti
Reviewed Journal #22 p26. Not well liked.
La Memoire des Sergent-Major Jean Pierre Lacroux & Lionel van Cleem Reviewed Journal #24 p27. In French. Written by the founders of the French CCOE. A comprehensive. First chapter is pre-steel nib, second to history of Birmingham pen industry with international equivalents, third related nib form to function with special designs, the fourth on the demise of the industry and the last on collecting.
A History of Writing Albertine Gaur
Reviewed Journal #26 p 30. Wide ranging description of development of writing groups,decipherment of ancient scripts and modern social attitudes to writing. Written for the lay person. Examination of major writing systems.
Victorian Things Asa Briggs
Reviewed Journal # 28 p21. From a major historian and covers a wide range of items of which writing equipment is oonly a part. To a specialist, historical errors and assumptions disappoint.
Le Stylo-Plume Brigitte Coppin
Reviewed Journal #36 p26. In French, written for children as one in a series. Includes historical development, construction and workings. The giants among pens are mentioned. Excellent simple introduction.
Le Stylographe #5. Les plus beaux stylos du monde 2010 n/a
A hardbacked book showing current pens from the great majority of current manufacturers with description in french and some translated into English.
Patents for Conway Stewart Her/His Majesty's Stationery Office
A collection of the following UK patents, all applicable to Conway Stewart: 202059 (4p), 2210714 (4p), 235447 (2p), 2576734 (4p), 284781 (3p), 297194 (6p), 304922 (3p),309003 (3p), 331271 (3p), 337963 (4p), 412376 (3p), 473481 (3p), 658268 (4p).
Crikey'. Handwriting News from Pentel Pentel
Crikey. A four sided leaflet in colour describing their Fountain Pentel 18 Carat plastic Pentel capillary feed pen, a two page history of writing and one page of a handwriting competition judged by Frank Muir. Competition closing date of 1st October 1984.
History of Writing Instruments n/a
Two sides of a black and white poster on History of Writing Instruments. Shows early materials befire use of steel pen nib.
Newspaper letters n/a
Three letters on use of writers' own fountain pens.
Onoto The Pen n/a
Black and white photograph showing a motor car with advertision slogan 'Onoto The Pen' on the side of a van body. Estimated date in 1920s.
US Patent 87661 US Patent Office
Patent dated 9 March 1869 by Henry Goodspeed 'Improvement in Pens'.
US Patent 274,836 US Patent Office
Patent dated 27 March 1869 by Thomas F.W. Smitten 'Pen and Pencil Holder.
US Patent 291,886 US Patent Office
Patent dated 15 January 1884 by LeRoy W Fairchild 'Pen and Pencil Case'.
US Patent 292,137 US Patent Office
Patent dated 15 January 1884 by George W Price Assignor & Bernard N Baker 'Fountain Attachment for Pens'.
US Patent 301,310 US Patent Office
Patent dated 1July 1884 by Louis T Weiss Assignor of one half to Charles Kruze 'Dotting Pen'.
US Patent 337,388 US Patent Office
Patent dated 16 March 1886 by J.Klauke 'Fountain Pen'.
F.Soenneken (Office Equipment) F.Soenneken
Four page black and white catalogue of a wide range of office equipment. Each page scanned in three parts and re-assembled with faults.
The New Viona "The Very Latest" Viona
A single sheet printed in dark blue on light green paper describing a fountain pen made by The Viona Company, 200 St. George Road, Hull, Price 5/-.
Watermans . Makers of fine writing instruments for over 75 years Watermans
A two sided, three fold leaflet printed in black and blue showing the Waterman range of pens and ballpens. Includes a four colour ballpen. Fountain pen 88 included.
The Evolution of the Pen Watermans
A four page. Two sided, folded black and white leaflet describing amusingly 'A Pre-historic Love-Letter', 'An Early Egyptian Manuscript' and 'How the Roman and Greek Poets wrote' plus illustrations of the writing instruments of the time, all against a Waterman Fountain Pen, dated approx 1926.
Watermans Ideal Fountain Pen Holiday Letters Watermans
A Watermans advertisment explaining why Holiday Letters are so irksome. With illustration of tapered safety pen with silver scroll overlay. With prices. Circa 1920.
Waterman Paris Watermans
Single page colour brochure showing a black Man 100 pen and seven nib grades from EF to OB. Circa 1983.
Caws Fountain Pens are Famous All Over The World Caws
An black & white advert from Sphere Magazine "An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home". It is Volume VII, No. 96, London, November 23, 1901 showing the Easy, the Dainty, the Dashaway and the new Patent Safety Pen from Eyre and Spottiswoode.
De La Rue & Co's Fountain Pens De La Rue
An black & white advert from Sphere Magazine "An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home" Volume VII, No. 96, London, November 23, 1901 showing the "Pelican" (Patened) and the "Nota Bene" Stylo from Thomas De La Rue & Co with prices.
With the Compliments of the Firm of Henry Stephens Henry Stephens
A delightful 26 page leaflet, bound by cotton loop on short side with a description and pictures of the Stephens facilities. The original is with Peter Marsh.
Collector's Guide to Inkwells II Veldon Badders
A follow up similar to Veldon’s first book.
Collecting Inkwells with an emphasis on the unusual Jim Marshall
One of several splendid booklets which Jim has produced in The Pen and Pencil Gallery Monograph Series.
Western Writing Implements in the Age of the Quill Pen Michael Finlay
Although this has only a brief chapter on Inkhorns, Inkwells and Standishes and comparatively few photographs of wells this is the definitive book for all who are interested in the history of writing equipment.
Writing Leonee Ormond
A small book in which a short chapter (5) is devoted to The Inkstand and there are several photographs of wells.
Ceramic Bygones Robert Copeland
Photos of inkwells - page 26
Let’s Collect British Pewter Christopher A Peal
Date chart and photo (8) of ‘loggerhead’ pewter inkwell – No page numbers.
Early Plastics Sylvia Katz
Ornate inkstand moulded in gutta-percha by the Gutta Percha Company dated about 1851 – page 14.
Old Sheffield Plate Anneke Bambery
Cover picture of an unmarked Old Sheffield Plate inkstand, about 1815.
Quimper faience Marjatta Taburet Does not include inkwells but photos of designs on other items help to identify unmarked Quimper pottery.
Francis Mordan and the Everlasting Pencil Samantha Grose & Jim Marshall
A softback book on Francis Mordan, son of Samuel Mordan. Describes his work in production of iridium tipped to gold nibs. Reprises 'The Everlasting Gold Pen and how it is made' of 1892. Story of gold nibs of 18th century France trough to F. Mordan in 20th Century.
A series of 15 advertising blotters from France each close to A5 in size from different companies. Includes Blanzy Poure, Paillard, Bic.
Eversharp Service Manual. Service Repair Manual for Eversharp Deluxe Ink Shut-Off Pens Wahl Eversharp/Frank Dubiel
The Wahl Eversharp repair manual covering the Doric fountain pens with rod fill and ink shut off and its matching pencil. Excellent diagrams and explanation. 'A final page of 'Notes with This Reprint' from Frank Dubiel advising not to hit the plastic barrel with a mallet to release the shellac cement because of embrittlement of the plastic over time.
Sheaffer Service Manual & Model Identification Sheaffers
A Sheaffer manual dating from appox Jan 1961 with model identification of Touchdown, Snorkels, and PFMs of all varieties including Imperial. Covers Ball pens and pencils. Shows all parts and their service prices and complete description of tools and repair methods. Describes the part exchange scheme.
Fountain Pens for the Million. The History of Conway Stewart 1905-2005 Steve Hull
A definitive history of Conway Stewart in hardback. Reviewed WES Journal 90.
The Four Seasons of Namiki Christophe Larquemin
A hardbacked book reviewed in Journal 91 p40-41 by Charles Whitehead tracing the history of Namiki, the relationship with Dunhill. Includes rare photos of pens in private ownership, manufacturing techniques.
Jotter History of an Icon David Shepherd, Graham Hogg, Geoffrey Parker, Dan Zazove
A hardbacked book, the definitive history of the Parker Jotter.
Friends Abroad At Christmas. What could be better than a "Swan" Fountain Pen? Mabie Todd & Bard
An black & white advert from Sphere Magazine "An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home" Volume VII, No. 96, London, November 23, 1901 showing a seasonal presentation of a registered package with pen prices.