Pen Brands World Wide
Posted 26 July 2007 - 16:26
It's marked SYMETRA on the clip and is a syringe-filler now, but it looks like that might have been a replacement for the original piston-filler mechanism. The turning knob and cap jewels look and smell like they are made of black hard rubber. The words SYMETRA VACUUM are written parallel to the clip and 550 (or 556?) EN (or E-something) is written next to the turning knob. It's a nice-sized pen but it looks rather odd with the incongrous syringe-filling mechanism with Bock nib in it.
Posted 26 July 2007 - 18:22
Posted 10 August 2007 - 19:54
A Brand should be the primary or sole indicator of manufacture on the pen. So a Sheaffer Balance says Sheaffer on it - it is a Sheaffer brand, not a balance brand. In some cases the brand may also indicate a manufacturer - such as a Gold Bond pen may say "Gold Bond / manufactured by National Pen Co". I would still call "Gold Bond" a brand name, because the pen would be sold and identified more with the Gold Bond name than with the National name (and Gold Bond pens exist without the National indicator). There are some grey areas, of course, but I think we can cut out a lot of entries that are clearly model names.
I think this may also be a good list to transfer over the the PenPedia Wiki site if that takes off.
You should get a Yink, I think.
- Dr Suess
Always looking for pens by Baird-North, Charles Ingersoll, and nibs marked "CHI"
Posted 22 September 2007 - 21:01
Posted 15 October 2007 - 20:47
HI Myu, are you sure the pen name is not Royal? Royal is a brand name used on 40s and 50s by a famous Tourin shop ("La Stilografica") for their Fountain Pens. It's a small family shop but it is still run from the same family. I purchased a 1948 model (hooded nib, piston filler, celluloid body) few months ago. I'll post some pics as soon as possible.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 20:52
It is called MaGus. from Milan, Italy on the 20s.
Here you can find some nice pics and some more info:
I searched the internet but nothing again. I am just curious especially about the nib: is the "Aurora 3" nib of my pen some original or replacement? Any hint would help.
Posted 24 October 2007 - 03:51
I'll try to get a better scan when the creases flatten out a bit. The scan is 600dpi grayscale in a jpeg a little over 1 mb in size.
Victapen instruction paper
Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:32
Waverley, that's it !!!!!!!!!
Not on list
Over here, quite a few of the pen manufacturers, were aslo, or primarily papermakers, Croxley (Dickinson), Onoto (Thomas De La Rue), Valentine(bought by Parker), to name a few. I do think there was a Waverley papermill, as the Water of Leith that runs through Edinburgh, once had 16 papermills on it.
Posted 25 November 2007 - 09:47
Waverley, that's it !!!!!!!!!
I think that Waverly was the name of a pen, made by McNiven and Cameron. So the actual manufacturer isn't called Waverly. I believe they made some other pens with names of literary connection. Again, 'I think', that they moved from Edinburgh to Birmingham and manufactured mostly dip pens and other stationery or something. I read about them on the internet (you see, I was curious to see if there were any Scottish manufacturers) and can't find the info at the moment.
EDIT: Andy's Pens is selling a McNiven and Cameron at the moment, he mentions a little about their history: http://www.andys-pen...net/mc003.shtml
EDIT 2 (damn): Yes, looking through the list on the first post of this topic McNiven and Cameron are mentioned, but I also notice that 'Cameron' is also featured. As per the above link to Andy's Pens it would seem McNiven andd Cameron sometimes stamped their manufacturer's name as just 'Cameron'.
Edited by patrick1314, 25 November 2007 - 09:58.
Posted 15 December 2007 - 16:17
I'm new to the forum. I have several pens not listed.
Suprema, piston filer looks like a Pelikan 120, it's from the 60's I used it in elementary school. Maybe Portuguese made.
Skater, a late 60's copy of a Parker 75. Aerometric filler.
Creeks N' Creeks, an 80's low price pen. Impressive big nib. Cartridge.
Weli, piston filler, probably Portuguese.
Walker, a black plastic cartridge pen very low end market, early 80's.
Crest, Japanese, early 70's Sheaffer and Parker look alike. Aerometric filers.
President, maybe Japanese or Chinese, aerometric filer. Late 70's.
Labor, Portuguese piston filler, early 70's.
Pierre Dumont, 80's cartridge filer, German nib.
Enzo Varini, 90's cartridge filer, German nib but bought it new in Paris.
RUP, lever filer, Portuguese 50's. My grandfather owned this brand of low market pens. Ended production in the mid 60's.
Chronist, piston filer, another Pelikan 120 look alike from my elementary school days, late 60's probably Portuguese.
Hope this helps to make the list grow.
Edited by Joao, 15 December 2007 - 16:53.
Posted 15 December 2007 - 16:54
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Posted 24 December 2007 - 16:54
On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Posted 29 December 2007 - 02:11
I have a Goldring Achat that appears to be a Pelikan 400 knock-off. It is a piston filler. I do not know the country of origin.
I hope that this one hasn't been posted already.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 02:54
Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:54
Its clip says "MYAWADI"
could not find any reference to it on the internet.
I think I own an exact replica of the MYAWADI pen shown - will check and revert!
Posted 09 March 2008 - 13:00
Le Tigre (made mostly by CS
Pelletier (interesting around WW2 brand)
Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:45
I love my old Golden Rule ® Fountain Pen from the 1920s. Its motto is "Serves You Write." The company was in New York City.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 15:40
Not the Sheaffer one but a sub-brand of the English maker Wyvern. I'll try and organise a picture along with the comparable marked Wyvern to show it's parentage.
Posted 15 May 2008 - 18:44
Edited by jhmclearly, 15 May 2008 - 18:45.
Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:25
883 , Reliable , , , , , MP
Hi, Please forgive this question, but I am new to the list and I don't understand
what the designation "MP" means following the pen names. I've recently found
these two pens at a couple of different auctions ($2.00 each). They've turned
out to be very nice writers and I'm trying to research their history and dates.
Thanks for any info.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:04
* * * "Don't neglect to write me several times from different places when you may."
-- John Purdue (1863)
Posted 07 July 2009 - 19:17
That's because he's been busy doing his book on Waterman's with Gary Lehr, http://www.watermanbook.com/, and also this new website, http://wwpenclub.com/, as well as his other separate 1001 Ink Bottles, 1001 Pens, 1001 Vintage Ads, Waterman Pens, Conway Stewart Pens, and Parker Pens websites. Here's just one link, http://www.1001inkbottles.com/, but go to the bottom of the main page for links to all the others.
And here's his version of the Pen Brands list, http://wwpenclub.com/spx/pen_brands_index.php, with links to images of some of the pens.
Edited by rhr, 07 July 2009 - 19:25.
Posted 18 July 2009 - 21:16
The imprint was very weak but I could make out "Walgreen's" presumably the drug store chain.
Here's my memo for this photo and link:
"Vogue vest" pen in the middle made by/for Walgreen's Drug Store . Made with National/Barrett parts similar to the "Gold Bonds" like the example above. A shame it's lost it's clip. I placed the Sheaffer Half-Balance below for a size comparison.
Here's a closer view of the nib/section.
Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:23
Osmia pens are going for good money....unfortunatly.
# , Name , Branding , Country , Date , Style , Contrib
25 , Akkerman , , , , , MP made by Osmia
58 , Artus , , , , , MP bought up by Lamy in the 1930's.
120 , Bohler , , , , , MP Founder of Osmia, split off to make his own pen
355 , Faber Castell , , , , , MP ....German bought up Osmia, the better fountain pen company...eventually left off the name, so Osmia died.
394 , Geha , , Germany , 30's-50's , PF , OX
434 , Gunther Wagner , , , , , MP Made Ibis Pens for Pelikan.
Haro small company. German piston filler.
547 , Kaweco , , , , , MP Still exists and I don't know why.
580 , Lamy , , , , , MP, Worked for Parker Europe '29 early 30's, split, bought Artus, eventually made his own pen.
622 , Luxor , , Germany , 30's-40's , PF , OX
655 , Matador , , , , , MP German...Black in Germany, colorful out side Germany.
666 , Mercedes , , Germany , , , DL ...........At least three different types that I know of, more than likely different manufactures ie major companies.
670 , Merlin , , , , , MPMP Merlin/Ciba, German made by Osmia for foreign markets....not that it was a worse pen. Colorful.
766 , Osmia , , , , , MP a good pen company bought up by Parker 1929, in that Parker wanted to get into the German market (Parker it's self was too expensive and did not hold enough ink)....sold off @1939 when Parker could not break well into the German market. Farber Castell had bought stock in the late 1930's....bought controlling interest 1949.....needed a good pen, with a great nib.....some time in the '50's dropped the name Osmia-Farber-Castell to Farber Castell. They needed Osmia's name to make their own.
962 , Senator , , Germany , 40's-50's , PF , OX I didn't know it was so old...a third level pen.
994 , Soennecken , , , 1875 , , MP One of the early names in Pens, pens go for a good price on ebay.
1065 , The Tower , Soennecken sub-brand , , , , DL Thanks didn't know that.
1089 , Tropen , , Germany , 30's-40's , PF , OX some nice pens
1100 , UHU , , , , , German made fountain pens once...now and then Glue as major product.
1101 , Ullrich , , , , , not German...American...NY
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For that get a 'flexi' or a "flex" nib.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:51
etc , etc
I'm curious if smaller or less considered countries like Spain, Porugal, South Africa etc ever manufactured their own pens.
Posted 31 December 2009 - 13:49
Posted 31 December 2009 - 16:46
NY (ended 1920s...Maiden Lane) LF mostly BHR, BCHR and RHR, nut know of one celluloid. Fred Krinke has collection and info. Nice warranted nibs.
LF large orange celluloid (Doufold clone look) But Fred Krinke points out that feed looks exactly like Conklin. Nice warranted nib.