Time Away

Happy Holidays From Edison!

Hi Pen Fans!

I wanted to put out a blog entry for a couple of reasons.

My shop is almost completed.  See here.

Some pen orders in December have been delayed, and those who are effected by this have been made aware.  This shop project has been the whole reason for the delays, and I’d like to thank my clients who have waited on their pens.

My contractor is nice enough to let me work along with him, so every hour that I spend doing my own wiring, insulation, drywall, etc saves me a very significant amount of money.

So my days have been finishing up the shop, and my nights have been keeping up on pen orders, and weekends have been the same.

Now that Christmas is here, I’m going to give myself a break from both the shop and pens until Monday.

Then Monday the ceiling gets textured, walls get painted, and it’s time to move in my tools.

So this means that I will be completely operational in the new shop the first week of January, if all goes well.

Once my shop is complete, I will be back to my quick turnaround time of a week on pens.


The second reason for the entry is to give some previews of what is to come soon in ’09.

Two new designs.  The first will launch in January, the second probably late January or February.

The Edison Inaugural Pen (I’m not sure if that’s really what I’ll call it, but it will be a limited edition pen to commemorate The Edison Pen Company’s genesis, and recent success).  I have some phenomenal ebonite for this pen….you’ll have to wait to see it!

A new design involving a bulb filler.  I’m very excited about this.  Unless I’m mistaken, I’ll be the only modern pen manufacturer who will offer a bulb filler.  The bulb will reveal by removing a near-seamless blind cap.

And there are some other things up my sleeve, as well!

The third reason for the email was to simply say Happy Holidays, and Blessings to all!

This year started off as a real tough one that only got worse as the months went by, due to a job that I learned to hate more and more, which came to a climax in August when I was laid off.

I thought that my little pen business would simply keep me off of unemployment until I found another job that I hated!

Instead, now that I’ve been able to focus on pens full-time, my little business has been quite successful, and I’ve never been happier.

It’s people who support craftsman like me that make it possible to support my family doing what I love to do, and I’d like to thank each of you for your business.

So a real dismal year turned out to end in a fashion that I would have NEVER predicted.  Stress free, with a job I love!

I’ve attached some recent pics of myself, Andrea, and Andrew.

Happy Holidays and Blessings!

Brian at Edison

(..andrew is wearing what he calls his "penmaker’s hat".  It’s his hat with the Edison Logo…)




New Pens

The New Glenmont is Here…

Hi Pen Fans.

I have received comments on how to improve the Glenmont, and have taken them seriously.

As you can see, the pen has gone through some changes.

The barrel trim ring has been eliminated. 

The black cap centerband has been eliminated.

The cap will now post.

The pen can now be filled as an eyedropper or cartridge/converter.

The pen has also become much lighter.

Lastly, I found a new clip for the pen.


Fow now, the pen is only available in the solid acrylic colors shown above.

I will have inventory of this pen in various ebonites, and other acrylics in January.

Click here for more information.


Brian at Edison 

Pen Shows

Heading to Columbus, and Engravings…

Hi Pen Fans.

I’m very excited to be attending the Columbus Pen Show this weekend.

I will have the new Tuxedo Series, the newly designed Glenmont, along with all of my other pen models there.

I hope to meet more of my clients live.

Also, there is a new development at Edison.

Every pen will now be engraved with my maker’s mark. 

All of the engravings are very subtle, and do not detract your eye from the overall pen.

If anyone who currently owns an Edison Pen would like have their pen engraved, I’ll be happy to help out.

Simply send the pen my way, along with $7 to cover my return shipping, and I’ll be happy to take care of it.


Brian at Edison

New Materials

Introducing the Edison Pen Co 18k Gold Nib…

Hi Pen Fans!

I’m very excited to introduce the Edison Pen Co. 18k Gold nib.

This nib is German made, and available in Fine, Medium, and Broad.

I will be discontinuing the 14k Bock nibs and Bexley nibs, as this nib is of equal quality.  However, I still have some Bexleys and Bocks in inventory.  If you are interested in these nibs, email me to inquire.

You can click here to learn more about the Edison 18k nib.


Brian at Edison

New Pens

The Pearl…

The Pearl is the newest pen from Edison.

It is a cartridge/converter filler, but it could be made into an eyedropper.

There are options to choose from with this pen….

Ink window, blind cap with an ink window, and there will be a clip option very soon.

The pricing structure breaks down like this….

$225 – baseline pen with standard steel nib
$50 – add ink window
$30 – add blind cap with ink window
$30 – add clip

Click Here to learn more about this pen.

Brian at Edison


Pen Shows

Toronto….and on the way, The Pearl…

Hey Pen Fans!

I will be attending the Toronto pen show this weekend.

I hope to see some of you there, specifically some members of the London Pen Club.  I have traded emails with some members, and I look forward to meeting some folks live.

I will give a preview of a new model pen that will be emerging very soon.  This pen will be called "The Pearl".

Within a week, I’ll make an official announcement, but for now, take a peek at what will come.

This pen will have options for TWO ink windows.  One below the section, and one within a blind cap that has been bored out to reveal the ink. 

Stay tuned…I’ll make the announcement soon…


Brian at Edison

New Materials

New Materials for the Herald…

Hi Pen Fans!

I have the Herald completed in some new materials – both ebonites and acrylics.

Brown Ripple Ebonite….


Cracked Ice Acrylic…


Parker Orange Acrylic…


Mandarin Yellow Acrylic…


Aqua Ebonite…


All of these can be seen on the Herald Main Page.


Brian at Edison

Pen Shows

Back From NY…

Well, the New York/New Jersey show was quite successful for me.

I got a chance to finally meet some of my clients live, shake some hands, and network with a lot of the pen community.

My next show will be Columbus in November, so I hope to meet more folks there.

In the meantime, myself, my wife, and my three-year old are taking a much needed vacation.

I’ll be back in the shop on Monday.

Brian at Edison

Pen Shows

Headed to New York…

Hey Pen Fans!

I’m heading to the New York City Pen Show this coming weekend.

Aaron from Pentiques is not too far from me, and he’s kind enough to allow me to head east with him. 

I’ll have all of the new Heralds with me, including the new batch of red and black ebonite Heralds, which will be finished up Monday or Tuesday (for those of you waiting on one of these pens, they will ship on Tuesday.  Thanks for your patience!)

I’ll also have a new batch of the Heralds done in some fantastic acrylics.

I hope to finally meet some of my clients live!

Take care,

Brian at Edison

New Pens

The New Herald Is Here…

A lot of you are aware that I’ve been working on redesigning the Herald.

Feedback that I received was that the pen could use the centerband eliminated, as well as the trim ring on the barrel.  Most people also wanted the ability to post the cap.

The other comment that I received is that it would be very nice to have an eyedropper filling system.

Well, I’ve paid attention to my customers requests, and all four of the above changes have been made.


As you can see, the black centerband has been eliminated…


In the photo below, you will notice that I have eliminated the barrel trim ring.


And lastly, you will see that the cap can post…


As far as the filling system goes, the pen is now available as an eyedropper, or as a cartridge/converter.

The new version is also a bit shorter and lighter than the original.  It is 18 grams capped and 10 grams uncapped, wheras the original was 29 grams and 14 grams, respectively.

The only parts of this pen that is not made of ebonite would be the nib, feed, and clip.

My previous version of this pen was $175, and then if you wanted an ebonite section, you would add $30, for a total of $205.

This new version comes standard with an ebonite section, and starts at $190.  So this pen is actually a better pen, at a lesser price.

And good news…anyone who has purchased the original Herald from me will receive 10% off the purchase of the updated Herald.

All that I presently have in inventory is ebonite pens.  Acrylics will be available in about a week or two.

Click here for the Herald Pen Main Page.

Thanks for reading….

Brian at Edison