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Website Overhaul!

Hi Pen Fans!

For those who have visited our site lately, you might have noticed that we’ve made more than a few changes.

The biggest change is that we’ve added a slider at the top of the home page to make people aware of the most recent developments that could get lost within blog posts.

Outside of this, we’ve been able to update a lot of photos, spruce up our general format, and clean up many other details. Our entire gallery has also been overhauled.

There’s still a lot of work to be done, and we have more plans to make the site even better, but please have a look around and let me know what your thoughts and if you have any suggestions.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens

Limited Edition in Time for Valentine’s Day! The Herald in Rose´

Hi Pen Fans!

We are proud to introduce a new Signature Line Limited Edition pen. This is a Herald in Rose´ Acrylic. This is the first time that we’ve offered Rose Gold as a plating option, but I doubt that it will be the last!

This is a numbered Limited Edition of only 50 pens.

As you can see, the pen is accented with a Steel Nib and a clip that is plated in Rose Gold.

The Herald is a design that was part of our Production Line from 2012 to 2015. Around the time of the arrival of our new machinery last year, I redesigned the Herald from the ground up. I was never totally happy with the posting qualities of the original, so the barrel was altered for more secure posting. The section has been redesigned to a totally different shape. The interior of the cap now has a little more nib clearance and is a touch longer overall. The finial seam is a touch lower to keep the clip in the same position in spite of the cap length alteration. The cap lip of the Herald used to be kind of a sharp edge that didn’t visually transition from the cap to the barrel as well as I’d like, so the cap diameter is a touch smaller, and the cap lip is a nice smooth transition to the barrel step. The transition from barrel threads to section is much less abrupt, so fingers will glide over that transition with little notice.

This pen is a converter filler. We are offering Rose Gold Plated Steel nibs in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm Italic, or 1.5mm italic.

Since the pen is inspired by Valentine’s Day, we included a nice little heart engraving on the back of the cap, infilled with a Rose Gold pigment. The engraving remains small and subtle, so it doesn’t “scream” a Valentine’s Day theme. And for me personally, this is extra special as my beloved wife personally drew the heart, which we later digitized. I might have to keep one of these for myself! 🙂

Price for this pen is be $225. The normal retail price for a Herald with a Steel nib is $275. I want to mention more about this pricing since in the past, we’ve only discounted our Signature Line pens in rare “group buy” settings. As we’ve grown, and with the acquisition of our new machinery not too long ago, we are able to take on more ancillary projects like this. So from here on out, discounted Signature Line Limited Editions like this will be a bit more frequent than just once a year, and not just in a “Group Buy” setting. So stay tuned!

If you would like to see full resolution photos of this pen, click here.

Specifications
Weight – 18.5g
Capped Length – 145mm/5.7″
Posted Length to Nib Tip – 161mm/6.37″
Body Length to Nib Tip – 122mm/4.8″
Body Diameter – 13.5mm/.535″
Cap Diameter – 15.3mm/.6″
Section Diameter at Narrowest – 9.8mm/.39″
Section Length – 16.8mm/.66″

All of these pens are in stock and ready to ship immediately. Please let me know of any questions.

Brian at Edison

ROSE HERALD CHOOSE NIB
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New Materials New Pens

A New Material in the Production Line Collier! Rock Candy!

Hi Pen Fans!

First off, I hope that everyone had a great Holiday Season and a great New Year! Part of our plans for 2020 includes refreshing some of our materials within the Production Line, and the first to be announced is a new material for the Collier! Rock Candy!

This material is something that we’ve never used before, and it’s an interesting composition. It’s difficult to put into words, but it has an amazing amount of depth considering that it’s a flecked pattern. This gives it a pretty phenomenal shine. While this composition is not celluloid, it feels like celluloid. Honestly, it’s qualities remind me of original Sheaffer cebloplast, which are hard to find in a modern acrylic.

The Collier in Rock Candy will be replacing the Collier in Blue Steel. So the Collier offerings will now be Rock Candy, Burnished Gold, Persimmon Swirl, and Antique Marble.

So if you’d had your eye on a Blue Steel Collier, now is the time! Whatever is left within the inventories of our retailers is all that’s left!

As with all of our Production Line Pens, these can only be purchased for through our retailers listed here for $169.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens Special Offers

2019 Limited Edition Group Buy! The Brockton! A New Model!

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s time for our Annual Signature Line Group Buy pen! I fully realize that this hasn’t been an annual thing the last couple of years, but it was always our intent. The last few years we have been very busy keeping up with our normal demand to do these extra projects. But if you’ve followed developments with us over the last year or so, you’ll recall that our new machinery along with some other factors have contributed to a lot of great things for us, including our productivity.

So the Group Buy Pen is back to being an annual event! For those of you who aren’t familiar with how our Group Buy Events have worked in the past, this is the only time that you will ever see any Edison Pen discounted.

For 2019, we are making a splash with the Group Buy pen by introducing a completely new model. The Brockton! Please see the video below for all details.

The 2019 LE Brockton is a Converter Filler in either Miami Nights Acrylic or Cream Soda Acrylic. Both of these pens have a Steel Black Oxide nib and a Satin Black Oxide Clip.

2019 LE Brockton in Miami Nights
2019 LE Brockton in Cream Soda

This pen is a numbered Limited Edition of 300 pens total. There will be 150 pens in Miami Nights and 150 pens in Cream Soda.

The Brockton is a relatively shorter Edison pen when capped, at a touch under 5″ inches or 125mm. However, the nib penetrates very deep into the cap, so when the cap is removed, the barrel is a surprising 4 7/8″ or 123mm. The pen is a compact package when capped, but then when the barrel is removed you quickly realize that the pen is more medium sized due to how far into the cap the barrel penetrates. The cap also posts very secure, making the posted length 6 1/8″ or 155mm. Please see the video above for all specifications as well as a comparison to other Edison models.

2019 LE Brockton in Miami Nights
2019 LE Brockton in Cream Soda

These pens are available with Steel nibs only in EF, F, M, B, 1.1mm italic or 1.5mm italic.

The price for this pen is $199, normally $275.

Engravings are subtle, not visually “loud”.

Please note that the Brockton will now be a regular offering within our Signature Line and that we can take custom orders for this pen in any material, clipless, roll stops, or other custom options such as a Draw Filler. But of course, this would be at the higher price. So the nature of this Group Buy allows us to offer a significant discount.

Please use the buttons below to purchase these pens. You will be directed to a secure site for checkout.

2019 Brockton Miami Nights CHOOSE NIB

2019 Brockton Cream Soda CHOOSE NIB

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New Pens Production Line

Introducing the Ascent! A New Edison/Goulet Exclusive!

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been since at least 2011 that we’ve been working with the Goulet Pen Company on some very nice exclusive and special edition pens. Many of you are very familiar with the Premiere, which is been the flagship design of the Edison/Goulet collaboration since the beginning.

Well, it’s time for our collaboration to bring about a totally new model…the Ascent!

This is a pen that I began designing some months ago. The idea was based on many people stating that the Premiere’s pointed ends were less desirable and wishing for an alternative. So this design (while completely different than the Premiere) had the main goal of rounded over ends. In the end, the design ended up being a kind of “mini-Collier” in many aspects, especially the bull-nosed shape of the finial.

So anyone who isn’t a fan of the pointy ends on the Premiere and have also wished for a similar (but smaller) Collier-esque design should love this pen!

Below you can see Brian Goulet’s announcement video…

These pens are in stock and ready to ship over at The Goulet Pen Co.

For all additional details you can watch the video above, visit the Goulet Pen Co Store, or read the Blog Post announcing this pen.

Please let me if there are any questions!

Brian at Edison

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New Pens Pen Shows

Ohio Pen Show and LE Exclusive for the Show!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’ll be attending the Ohio Pen Show this weekend!

When we brought an exclusive Limited Edition Pen to the San Francisco Pen Show, it proved to be pretty popular. So we’re going to do another Limited Edition pen for the Ohio Show. Again, we will use special materials obtained from Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company.

Be sure to see the video above for all details, but below are photos of this pen. It is a Collier in a material that Jonathon “custom brewed” for us that we are calling Nebula. While the photos below are nice, be sure to see all of the subtle details in this material by seeing full resolution photos here, here, and here.

The edition will be limited to 15 pens. At the San Francisco Pen Show, our LE Exclusive Pen sold pretty fast, and we realize that some people were disappointed in this. For this reason we will limit our Friday sales to 10 pens only, and our Saturday sales to 5 pens. First come, first serve each day. We realize that a lot of people can’t get off of work to attend a pen show on a Friday and we want everyone to have a shot at this pen who wants it.

If you cannot attend the pen show and like this material as much as I do, we have a bit more of it. While we cannot make a pen identical to this one and also abide by the “rules” of a Limited Edition, we can still take custom orders for other pen models made from the same Nebula material. So be sure to email me if you’d like to speak about a non-limited edition pen made from this material.

Outside of this Limited Edition pen, of course we’ll be bringing lots and lots of our normal inventory. Actually, we’ll be bringing a pen show record exceeding 380 pens! We will have lots of pens made from materials that we’ve never used before, especially some amazing translucent materials. We’ll also have more than 60 Menlo Draw Fillers.

Click here to see all pens that we’ll be bringing to the pen show.

Click here to see all pens that we are bringing that are made from new materials that we haven’t used before.

Click here to see all pens that we have made new for this show.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Brian at Edison

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Pen Shows

Detroit Pen Show this Weekend, and 12 Years in Business!

Hi Pen Fans! A few topics for this blog post.

First, we will be attending the Detroit Pen Show this weekend! We’ve always enjoyed this show and look forward to attending again this year!

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTE!
We will be arriving Friday Morning and will attend the full show schedule except for Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, we have a family event that we have to attend Sunday evening. So we will need to pack up around lunchtime on Sunday to exit a little earlier than we would like. So if you are attending the show and would like to see our display, please be aware of an early departure on Sunday.

I won’t have time to photograph all of the pens that we are bringing to show within this blog post, but we are bringing a lot of new stuff! We will be bringing a pen show record 80+ Menlo Draw Fillers, and about half of them are from new materials that we’ve never used before, most of them being translucent. Outside of the Menlos, we also have about 150+ pens that are new to our inventory. For those that can’t attend the Detroit Show, we’ll have those pens photographed and hosted in our galleries upon our return.

Next, Friday the 18th will commemorate Edison being in business for 12 years!

It was 12 years ago on October the 18th that I wrote my first invoice as the Edison Pen Company! It’s been a wonderful way to make a living! This whole thing started with a love for pens and an 80lb lathe in my garage. I never thought it would even be a living, let along what it’s become today! My wife, employees, and our families thank you sincerely for your support over the years!

Along with this, expect to see a lot of new things between now and the end of the year. A new pen design, some pretty special Limited Editions, and I’ve nearly completed a full video tour of our facility! So lots of new things coming between now and the end of the year, with lots more plans for 2020!

We hope to see you at the Detroit Pen Show!

Brian at Edison

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Current Inventory Updated and (gasp) No More Binder Flex nibs!

Hi Pen Fans.

A quick post with a couple of topics

First, the inventory that we made for the San Francisco Pen Show has been photographed and uploaded to our galleries. There are about 50-60 pens that are new to the galleries and ready to ship. Click here to see all of the pens that are ready with no waiting. Email me if you are interested in one of these pens.

Below is quick slideshow of these pens or you can click this link for the gallery.

Next, we can no longer offer Binder Flex nibs. 🙁

Say it ain’t so!

It’s been about 3-4 years since Richard Binder announced his retirement. Since then I’ve considered myself lucky that he was willing to continue making flex nibs for us, in spite of his mostly retired status.

I knew that the day would come when Richard would want to either back off or stop completely, and that day has come unfortunately.

So we can no longer offer Binder Flex Nibs, I’m sorry! All of the flex nibs that we have left are accounted for with backlogged orders. So if you have an order in with us that involves a flex nib, fear not! We do have your nib!

I’d like to take a minute to thank Richard for doing these flex nibs for as long as he did. Richard was essentially continuing to do me a favor as a friend after his retirement, and I’ve always been very grateful that he continued making these for Edison as long as he did.

Please don’t forget that we still do offer Edison Stock Flex Nibs. These nibs are definitely quite respectable as what I call “modern” flex, whereas Richard’s nibs were just like vintage “wet-noodles’, both having their place.

Please reach out with any questions.

Brian at Edison

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Current Inventory New Materials Pen Shows

2019 San Francisco Pen Show and LE Exclusive Pen for the Show!

Hi Pen Fans!

We’re packing for the San Francisco Pen Show! We’ll be set up this weekend Friday through Sunday. This is the first time attending the San Francisco Pen Show, so we truly hope to see some of our fans that we haven’t been able to meet face-to-face yet.

We will be bringing a Limited Edition pen that will be exclusive to the SF Pen Show. See here for all details regarding this pen or watch the video below.

Besides the LE Exclusive Pen, we’ll be bringing more than 360 pens to this show. All of these pens are shown in the video below.

If you see something that you like but can’t attend the show, feel free to email me to discuss.

Thanks!

Brian at Edison

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Collaboration with Carolina Pen Co! San Francisco Pen Show Exclusive Limited Edition!

Hi Pen Fans!

It’s been a long time that I’ve been admiring Jonathon Brooks’ work as a penmaker, but also as a maker of pretty amazing materials. I have always wanted to work with Jonathon and some if his great materials. Last year at the DC Pen Show we started to hatch some plans….

Jonathan sent me some material samples not too long ago, and I really liked what I was working with. After making a few pens with these samples, I started to think of some kind of Limited Edition, but something that would remain small and simple to begin with.

Since we are attending the San Francisco Pen Show for the first time ever later this month on the 23rd, we figured that this might be a great time to set up an exclusive pen for the San Francisco Pen Show, and Jonathon’s materials looked to be perfect fit.

So we recently put the finishing touches on a pen design that we’ll bring to the San Francisco Pen Show, sold exclusively at the show…..

San Francisco Pen Show Limited Edition Menlo in Modified Japanese Autumn

This is a Menlo, but without a centerband. This is a material that Jonathon made exclusively for Edison that is loosely based on his “Japanese Autumn”, but Jonathon added some more reds and oranges to set this material apart. The Menlo is typically a Draw Filler, but we made this pen as a converter filler. You can see in the photo above that we created a nice engraving to note the exclusivity of this pen to the 2019 San Francisco Pen Show.

San Francisco Pen Show Limited Edition Menlo in Modified Japanese Autumn

This pen will be available at the San Francisco Pen Show as a Limited Edition of only 10 pieces. It will be first come, first served at the show when we set up on Friday the 23rd. We will not take pre-orders for this pen.

San Francisco Pen Show Limited Edition Menlo in Modified Japanese Autumn

(if you would like to see higher resolution versions of these photos, click here, here, and here.)

We are going to price this pen at the same rate as our normal Menlo set up as a Converter Filling Pen. $275 with a steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.

Now I realize that some of you might feel left out if you love the looks of this pen, but cannot attend the San Francisco Pen Show. But I think that we can still help you out!

We do still have some of this Modified Japanese Autumn material available, and we can make a few more custom pens from it. But abiding by the rules of a Limited Edition, we cannot offer it as a Bandless Menlo, and we cannot offer it at the same price. Jonathan’s materials are significantly more expensive than what we normally use. In the case of the Limited Edition, we can absorb this cost since we made these pens “assembly line” style. But a custom pen made from this will be a bit more expensive due to the materials cost. Exactly what the additional cost would be, I don’t know yet, but if you are interested, please reach out and we can figure it out.

It’s truly been a pleasure working with Jonathon’s materials (and Jonathon!) If anyone wanted Edison to create any custom pen made from any of Jonathon’s materials, it can certainly be done, so feel free to inquire.

If anyone has questions, please email me! Otherwise we’ll look forward to seeing you at the San Francisco Pen Show! next week!

Lastly, expect to see another blog post next week highlighting all of the other pens that we’ll be bringing to the SF Show. We are putting the finishing touches on some other items, and will be bringing more then 350 pens! I’ll be showing those pens next week.

Brian at Edison