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Grandson Of Gerner Pen Co. Owner

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#1 One80Chipmunk


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 12:41

I'm the grandson of the owner of Gerner Pen Company.


He had 100+ cigar boxes filled with parts (casings, nibs, etc.) in his Dorchester basement.  Today, unfortunately, only a few dozen Gerner pins are in our possession.


Any history people could give me would be appreciated.  I still use Gerner pen and pencils.


Thanks to this group for its existence.  Although I now live in the American Midwest, I have great memories and fondness for the work Grandpa Gerner did...


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 14:13

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 14:25

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 14:43

Welcome to FPN from North Carolina! Enjoyed hearing about the legacy/history in your family. Enjoy your time here!



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 16:27

I would love to see pictures of some of these pens, if you have some, please share them with us.

Welcome to FPN, happy to have you with us! :) 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 16:51


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 21:32

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 22:36


You've landed at a site that appreciate's documenting pen company history.  So after you've settled in, please do share in the pen history forum that best suits your grandfather's company.  (Post in pen history or by region rather than "Chatter" to accumulate the required number of posts to upload photos).


Gerner Pen Co is listed here:



Briefly discussed here:



A google search quickly brings up past FPN thread information. 

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#9 One80Chipmunk


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:18

Thanks for the greetings; I'll try to shoot some pics of what I have and post.  I only have a couple of them at my home, as mom's got the rest.



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:30

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 19:51

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 20:00

Welcome here. Enjoy your stay.
Curious to learn about these pens.

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 09:02

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town South Africa.

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#14 Sasha Royale

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 13:21

Welcome !  


I expect that your input will provoke many good discussions.  I look forward to your ideas.


This name is new to me.  What was your grandfather's full name ?  

Edited by Sasha Royale, 14 August 2017 - 13:25.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 14:32

Welcome to the Fountain Pen Network!   :W2FPN:  We're glad to have you with us!

Good luck on your quest for history!

Edited by PenChalet, 14 August 2017 - 14:39.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:21

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC. I'm sure you'll enjoy rediscovering any lost family history.

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:31

Welcome to FPN. Greetings


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