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Mark Levy And Brothers - School Pen


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In the Summer 2020 issue of The Pennant (which you get when you join the Pen Collectors of America, join now) I mention Mark Levy and his brothers. They made pens and sold them in their Cheap Stationery Warehouse in NYC from 1841 to about 1853. I have a little more information on my website.

The article includes one of their standard, "NY Circular Pointed Pens" that are mentioned in the few ads we have. They came in fine and broad. The one included in the article is a fine point.

 

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I have another Levy pen that I didn't include. It isn’t mentioned as a style in any of their advertisements, and it’s an old-fashioned barrel pen, unlike their standard Circular Point pens. These barrel pens were often sold either pre-mounted, or came with a small wooden stick onto which you placed the pen for writing. The earliest examples, from the late 18th-early 19th-centuries, were pre-mounted. Later examples, which were sold up into the 20th-century, we find sold in a box with several nibs, and one holder.

 

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As far as I know this may be the oldest existing example of a School Pen in the US.

 

“When the historians of education do equal and exact justice to all who have contributed toward educational progress, they will devote several pages to those revolutionists who invented steel pens and blackboards.” V.T. Thayer, 1928

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Another winning article, AAAndrew!

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Thank you, Andrew. :)

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