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Ohio Stay at Home Order and How It Effects Edison

Hi Pen Fans.

As many of you are aware, the state of Ohio has just issued a Stay at Home Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I wanted to outline how this will effect Edison. 

I am asking all of our employees to stay home until further notice. Beyond this, the state has made it clear that businesses should utilize a “Minimum Basic Operation” as needed.

There is a large portion of my job that can be done remotely. My employees will have their computers to also help with remote work from home. My plan is to continue working, but I will be the only one here at Edison doing so on location.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays I will work remotely from home. Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY I WILL WORK AT OUR LOCATION to ship current inventory orders, as well as manufacture and fulfill our Signature Line orders. 

So this means we will be mostly business-as-usual here at Edison. But since it will be me working only, things will be running a bit slower. So please have patience regarding timing of communications and order fulfillment.

During work, and especially outside of work, I’m going to be practicing all precautions. Of course, since I’ll be the only one here on location, I will be properly socially distancing myself, even while working.

If anyone has any questions, please reach out, but for now if a fountain pen is a good way of breaking up the boredom, I’m still here to help! We recently updated out Current Inventory with lots of new pens including some amazing materials by Jonathon Brooks, as well as our newest model, the Brockton. And of course, custom orders are always welcome!

I will post updates as they are required.

Everyone please exercise all the necessary precautions, and please stay healthy!

Brian at Edison

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Current Inventory

Everyone Stay Healthy and Current Inventory Updated!

Hi Pen Fans!

First off, we truly hope that you as well as your friends and family are all healthy during this crazy time! At Edison, we are business as usual, but we’re also a relatively small operation. As long as things don’t get worse in Ohio, we’ll remain in operation. But we are taking all precautions and working remotely where we can.

But while being cooped up, I suppose that browsing some excellent pens is a good way to spend time! With that in mind, our Current Inventory Galleries have been updated. Rather than waiting through our current 11 week backlog for a custom order, these pens are all ready to ship immediately for those interested.

A lot of these pens were made in preparation for the Baltimore Pen Show. There are lots of new Menlo Draw Fillers in some excellent translucent materials that we’ve never used before.

Also, we have taken some of Jonathon Brooks’ amazing materials and used it for our Current Inventory. You can see them here.

Lastly, we’ve made plenty of our newest model, the Brockton. This is the first time that we’ve had current inventory Brocktons ready to ship. You can see those here.

I will place a slide show below that shows all pens that are ready to ship, or you can click here for the Current Inventory Galleries.

Again, everyone please use all precautions during this time until things are in the clear. We’ll be doing the same.

Brian at Edison

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New Materials New Pens Pen Shows

Baltimore Pen Show and LE Exclusive for the Show!

Hi Pen Fans!

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

The last three pen shows, we’ve been featuring a Limited Edition Exclusive for each show, and they’ve proven to be very popular! Once again, we will use a special material obtained from Jonathon Brooks of the Carolina Pen Company.

Please see photos below. This is our newest model, the Brockton. It is made from Jonathon’s “Combustion”.

The edition will be limited to 15 pens. They will be priced at $275 with Steel nib or $375 with an 18k nib.

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, we do 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 Combustion 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 new inventory. We’ll have just over 380 pens with us.

Unfortunately, we haven’t had time to get all of the pens that we’ll be bringing to the show photographed and uploaded to our galleries, but we’ll have the galleries updated when we return from the show. In the meantime, here’s a link to the vast majority of the pens that we’ll be bringing.

Lastly, we do have exactly ONE LE Herald in Rose, left and we will bring this to the show if anyone is interested. We also have a small handful of the Group Buy LE Brocktons left, and those will also be with us.

We hope to see you this weekend!

Brian at Edison

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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

The Edition is Sold out

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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.

THIS EDITION IS SOLD OUT

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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