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Happy Holidays From Edison!

Posted by on Dec 19 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

I just wanted to take a minute to wish our fans Happy Holidays, and also thank you for your support!

I’m going to try to get as much wrapped up today as possible so that I’ll have free time next week to spend with family.

I will be checking email during the Holidays, but I might not be as fast as normal.

My time in the shop might be sporadic, so getting me on the phone might be tough.  Email will be better during this time.

With my time over the Holidays I will be working on this new filling system.  I hope to have this pen ready to go in late January or early February, so stay tuned!

Everyone enjoy your Holidays!

Brian at Edison

 

Can’t Make Philly Show This Year….

Posted by on Dec 12 2014

Hi Pen Fans.

Sorry to say, but we won’t be able to make the Philly Pen Show this year! We have a family obligation that we really can’t miss.

Philly is one of our favorite pen shows, and I realize that a lot of our fans look forward to visiting with us.  I wanted to make our fans aware as soon we knew for sure.

Our apologies for this! Our next pen show will be LA in February.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Hudson Being Discontinued….

Posted by on Dec 01 2014

Hi Pen Fans.

It’s with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Hudson from our Production Line as well as future custom Hudson possibilities.  :(

This has nothing to do with popularity.  As a matter of fact, the Hudson is one of our best selling and most popular of the larger models that we offer, which makes this even more difficult!

The reason for the discontinuation is that the supplier who sells us the exact clip that was used on the Hudson can no longer supply it to us….these clips aren’t being made anymore.  And of course, a clip is very distinguishing to a pen model.

So regarding our Production Line Hudson….if you want to grab them up, our retailers still have some left, and we have a few left to ship them to fulfill orders.  Go here to see retailers that will be selling off the last of the Production Line Hudsons, but I don’t anticipate them lasting long.

Regarding Custom Hudsons…I have hoarded about 5 of the last clips.  I will reserve these last 5 clips for custom ordered Hudsons.  You can email me to discuss a custom order.

Bottom line, if you like the Hudson and want to get one prior to the discontinuation, the time is now!  The Hudson will not be returning!

In the meantime, fear not…we plan on having a new pen model appear in the Production Line to replace it early in 2015.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving From Edison!

Posted by on Nov 27 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s that time of year for us to give thanks!  Here at Edison we have a lot to be thankful for!  Our business has been growing and growing since the beginning.  We recently added some new retailers and will announce them soon.  We have a new filling system that I’m hoping to unveil early 2015 (stay tuned!).  In the last four years we’ve been recognized with four consecutive wins in the Goldspot Polls, and have been recognized by Pen World Magazine in their Readers’ Choice Awards twice (nomination and win), along with plenty of good press in general.

We added another employee just recently, so now there’s four of us creating your pens.  Even with this fourth addition, we are still super busy, so we really need to bring on a fifth employee real soon!

When I sit down with family today for my favorite meal of the year, a big portion of my thanks definitely goes to our fans, who we wouldn’t exist without.

Thanks for supporting our business!

My wife and I just celebrated our 11th anniversary last weekend.  Our 9 year old is doing great in school and is growing up too fast!  Everyone is healthy and happy!

So again, thanks for supporting our business, and everyone have a great Thanksgiving!  Please take a moment this week to recall all of the blessings in your life!

Below is a nice family photo from our Grand Canyon vacation this summer.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

A Nice Article from WCPO IN Cincinnati!

Posted by on Nov 18 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

A really nice article was recently published regarding fountain pens on the WCPO in Cincinnati website.

This article does a good job or outlining three Ohio-based businesses…  Appointments in Cincinnati, the Bexley Pen Company in Columbus, and (your’s truly) the Edison Pen Company in Milan.  Pretty neat that there’s so much happening with fountain pens in Ohio!

Click Here To Read This Article

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Edison Glenmont is Goldspot’s 2014 Pen Of the Year!

Posted by on Nov 18 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m super-proud to announce that the 2014 Limited Edition Glenmont was named Goldspot Luxury Gifts Pen of the Year for 2014!

For those counting, that’s four years in a row that Edison has won this award!  Counting the Pen World Magazine nomination and win, here’s how the last four years have looked for Edison…

 

2011
Huron
Pen World Readers’ Choice
Nominated
2011
Collier
Goldspot Pen of the Year
Won
2012
Beaumont
Goldspot Pen of the Year
Won
2013
Menlo
Goldspot Pen of the Year
Won
2014
Beaumont
Pen World Readers’ Choice
Won
2014
Glenmont
Goldspot Pen of the Year
Won

Needless to say, we are awfully proud to be earning up this kind of recognition!  Big thanks for our fans in general, and especially to those that voted!  We appreciate you greatly!

Brian at Edison

A Great Ohio Show!

Posted by on Nov 11 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

As usual, the Ohio Pen Show was wonderful!

I’ll attach a slideshow with  my photos below.

(If you can’t see this slideshow, click here.)

We are still pretty exhausted, and might not be working much today.  If you are expecting an email from me, I will respond today or tomorrow.  If you don’t hear from me by the end of the day on Wednesday, feel free to reach out.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Fountain Pen Day Special and Ohio Pen Show!

Posted by on Nov 05 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

Highlights from the video….

1.  Friday, November 7th is Fountain Pen Day!  We will be offering a free italic grind (stub, cursive italic, or crisp italic), valued at $40 with the purchase of any Current Inventory Pen.  Click here for the gallery showing these pens, or you can watch the video above to see them.  There is also a slideshow at the bottom of this post showing these pens.

2.  To take advantage of this offer, send me an email with your request on Fountain Pen Day between 12:00am and 11:59pm, EST.  Obviously, I might not be able to respond to emails sent outside of business hours and additionally, I’ll be busy at the Ohio Pen show.   However, as long as your email is in my inbox within those hours, we’ll honor the free grind.

3.  The Ohio Pen Show is also on Friday, the same day as Fountain Pen Day, and will continue until Sunday.  We hope to see you there!

4.  If you request a pen for the Fountain Pen Day Special that happened to sell at the Ohio Pen Show, fear not, we will either figure out an alternative pen, or we can remake the pen for you.

Happy Fountain Pen Day!  I hope to see you at the Ohio Show!

Brian at Edison

(if you cannot see the slideshow below, click here)

2014 LE Glenmont Finished!

Posted by on Oct 31 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

The 2014 LE Glenmont is finished, and heading out to the owners!

This was a larger project than what I anticipated, so it took us a little longer than the LE pen from last year.

I will attach a slideshow below that shows all photos from beginning to end. If you can’t see this slideshow, click here.

We managed to ship about 130 of the 170+ pens yesterday, so many of you have already received tracking information.  The rest of the pens will ship today.  If you bought the pen and you don’t have tracking information by Saturday, check your spam folder first.  If you still have no information at that time, then feel free to email us.

I’d like that thank everyone for participating!  We’ll do it again next year!

Brian at Edison

LE Glenmont Update #3

Posted by on Oct 20 2014

Hi Pen Fans!

The 2014 LE Glenmonts are moving along nicely.  See recent pics below, or the entire gallery of progress is here.

Just about all of the Pearlized Wine Pens are off the lathe, sanded and polished.

All of the Cumberland Pens are off the lathe, but not sanded and polished yet. That’s what we are working on now.

Then clip attachment, final assembly, final touchups, and nib work.

Right now, I’ll give a very rough estimated shipping date of after the Ohio Pen Show.  So probably before Thanksgiving.  But please don’t hold me to that, as unexpected things can happen.  In any case, I’ll keep the updates timely!

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

Rough (and a little dusty) Cumberland caps. Waiting to be sanded.

 

Sanded and Polished Cumberland Barrels and Sections

 

Sanded Cumberland barrels, waiting to be polished

 

Polished Wine Pens