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A Nice Vacation!

Posted by on Mar 18 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

Some of you might know that I’m a huge baseball fan.

I have decided to take a nice vacation this year not only to enjoy some better weather, but to see my Cleveland Indians do their Spring Training in Arizona!  Can’t wait!

So I’ll be gone from Thursday the 19th until Thursday the 26th.  If I’m slow with emails, you ‘ll know why.  I’ll return emails when I’m back next week.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Current Inventory Updated!

Posted by on Mar 06 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been rather hectic since the LA Pen Show, but things have finally returned to normal!

We’ve had a chance to update our Current Inventory Galleries with all of the pens that we made in preparation for the LA Pen Show.

Since the last time that you would have seen this gallery, there’s been about 40 Menlos, as well as about 70 other different models added.  So this gallery will look pretty different now, with lots more to choose from.

If you see a pen within this gallery that you like, it’s ready to ship with no waiting!  Email me to inquire.

I’ll embed a slideshow with this gallery below.  If you can’t see this slideshow, go here for the Current Inventory Gallery.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Two New Retailers for Our International Friends!

Posted by on Feb 20 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

I am proud to announce that we now have two new international retailers carrying our Production Line.

First, we have Scribe Writing Essentials in the Philippines.  I have been in contact with the good people at Scribe off and on for a while now, and my understanding is that our shipment of pens landed within the last few weeks, so they are in stock and ready to sell to our friends in the Philippines!

 

 

Next, we have Scrittura Elegante in the Netherlands.  They also contacted me around the same time, and it looks like our businesses also compliment each other very well.  Their shipment has also arrived, and their store is ready to sell to our friends in the Netherlands!


Please visit these fine businesses, and tell them that we sent you!

Have a great weekend!

Brian at Edison

LA Was Another Great Show!

Posted by on Feb 19 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

As usual, LA was a fantastic pen show!

It was great to see some of our usual faces, and to meet lots of new fans.

We are still a bit tired and jet-lagged, but we are back to work today.  If you are expecting an email from me, I will respond to you today.

Regarding photos – normally after the pen shows, I host a nice slide show of my pics from the show.  However, I’ve been loving Instagram lately, so if you’d like to check out our LA Pen Show photos, head on over to the Edison Instagram account.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

PS…since we just returned to -3 weather in Ohio (-15 with the wind chill), I just wanted to add a photo of the beautiful view from our hotel in LA.  Sigh……

 

LA Pen Show! Check Out Our Inventory!

Posted by on Feb 10 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be leaving soon for the LA Pen Show!

Please watch the video below to see the inventory that we’ll be bringing.  If you can’t make the LA Pen Show and you are interested in a pen that is shown below, feel free to email me.  As long as it didn’t sell in LA, we’ll get you set up when we return.

If I’m slow with emails until the middle of next week, you’ll know why.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Feature on Fox8!

Posted by on Feb 06 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

For those of you who couldn’t watch the Fox8 Feature on The Edison Pen Company live, it is now hosted online.

If you would like to watch this on live TV it will air on Fox8 Cleveland on the following dates…

Sunday 3/8    2:00pm
Saturday 3/14    3:00pm
Sunday 4/5    2:30pm

Otherwise, I’ve hosted it below.

Enjoy!

Brian at Edison

We’ll Be on Fox8 This Weekend!

Posted by on Jan 30 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

Back in the summer we had a film crew from Fox8 in Cleveland visit our facility to do a feature on the Edison Pen Company.  The footage is going to be airing this weekend on a show called “Neighborhood”.  This show features artisans and craftspeople in the Northern Ohio area.

“Neighborhood” will air on the Fox8 affiliate out of Cleveland on the following dates and times…

Sunday 2/1    2:30pm
Sunday 3/8    2:00pm
Saturday 3/14    3:00pm
Sunday 4/5    2:30pm

So if your cable lineup gets Fox8 out of Cleveland, set your Tivo’s!

If you don’t get this station, fear not, there will be an online version and I’ll host it here as soon as I can.

I’ll share some photos below from the shoot.

Have a great weekend!

Brian at Edison

Revamping our Ebonite Palette…

Posted by on Jan 24 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

Over the years, we have had a lot of ebonite offerings from a lot of different manufacturers.

As a result, when one looked through our Materials Samples Gallery, our ebonite selection was sometimes daunting and confusing.

We have decided to simplify ebonite choices by condensing our selection to the best ebonites that we’ve used from the best manufacturers.  All of these ebonites have very consistent patterns and they also take an excellent shine.  This is an “All-Star” lineup of sorts.  We’ve also made sure to have a good selection that represents all colors that our clients might like.

In the end, we think that this will make selection for our clients easier, and it will also be easier for us to inventory.  Previously when we had a wide selection, sometimes we would have to wait months for a certain color or pattern to arrive.  By keeping this narrowed down, we can be sure to always have our inventory plentiful.

So without further ado, here are the ebonites that we will be offering from here on out….

Black

 

Chestnut

 

Cumberland

 

Marigold

 

Mocha

 

Sage

 

Pine

 

Fern

 

Denim

All of these materials are now in the Materials Samples Gallery.

If anyone has questions, just reach out!

Brian at Edison

Wanna Work for the Edison Pen Company? We’re Hiring!

Posted by on Jan 08 2015

Interested in working for the Edison Pen Company?  We’re looking for another full or part-time employee!  (preferred full time)

I was putting some thought into the best way to find our next employee.  What we do is very specific and niche.  There aren’t a lot of people with “Fountain Pen Manufacturer” on their resume, so I’m not sure that Craigslist is the best option!  I recently considered that our best resource for finding good employees might be our fan base!  So I thought that I’d post this on our blog as well as the various pen forums to see what kind of responses we might get.

We just recently hired a great addition to our team, but our current backlog is still being stretched farther than what we like and we are seeing greater demand from our retailers.  This makes room for another motivated employee.

Our location is North Central Ohio, not far from Sandusky.

While having specific skills would certainly give a candidate a leg-up, we will consider anyone with a passion for what we do.  Most of the skills that are needed for pen manufacture are very specific and need to be carefully taught regardless of someone’s background.  So being highly motivated, having a positive attitude, being willing to learn, and having a passion for pens are certainly the most important items that we could ask for.

That being said, skills that we would like to see in a candidate will be….

*  CNC lathe and mill operating/programming skills
*  CAD/CAM skills as related to lathes and mills
*  Manual lathe and mill operation
*  Overall fountain pen repair and maintenance skills.  Nib tuning, overall understanding of quality control as related to fountain pens.
*  General computer literacy, Mac and Windows (Word/Pages, Excel/Numbers, etc.)
*  Overall flexibility.  The job description for this position will change and evolve over the short and long term.  Everyone in our shop is a “Jack of all Trades”, and we’d expect to hire the same.

You can get a rough idea as to what we do by watching these videos…
http://edisonpen.com/behind-the-scenes

Salary will be negotiable and proportionate to what the candidate can offer as related to the above skills.

Email brian@edisonpen.com if you are interested.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Back To Work!

Posted by on Jan 05 2015

Hi Pen Fans!

After a nice break over the Holidays, we are back to work!

If you are expecting an email from me, I’ll return it today or tomorrow.

The new filling system is coming along nicely!  Expect to see something late January at the earliest, late February at the latest, as long as everything remains smooth with it’s progression.

Have a great 2015!

Brian at Edison