Useful Pen Sites

Many of you will know these sites already, but they may be helpful to others.

Sites I refer to all the time for pen identification:
For Burnham pens:
http://www.pengrauncher.co.uk/

For Swan pens:
http://www.mabietoddpenlists.co.uk/index.html

For Conway Stewart pens:
http://jonathandonahaye.conwaystewart.info/index.html

For Summit and other Langs pens:
http://www.summit.ch944.net/index.php

For Parker pens:
http://parkerpens.net/

For American pens:
http://www.richardspens.com/

Other sites
For a most entertaining and informative blog:
http://munsonpens.wordpress.com/

For pen discussion:
http://fountainpenboard.com/forum/

http://fpgeeks.com/forum/forum.php

http://www.pentrace.net/mboard.htm

There’s also
http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/

I don’t go there, but to each his own.

For UK pen repair:
http://eckiethump.webs.com/

For nib work and USA pen repair:
http://gregminuskin.com/

For pen repair tools and supplies:
http://cathedralpens.co.uk/

That’s a start.  Tell me your most useful pen URLs.

Advertisements

About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website, www.goodwriterssales.com

10 Responses to Useful Pen Sites

  1. Very useful compendium, Deb. Thanks.

    Various suggested additions off the top of my head:
    John Sorowka – the UK-based nibwright: don’t think he has a website, but he’s Oxonian on FPN

    Pure Pens in south Wales for custom Pelikan nib re-grinds

    History of Pelikan pens: http://www.thepenguinpen.com/pelikan/pelikan_history.jsp

  2. Philip Akin says:

    I just read that Pentrace is shutting down. http://members3.boardhost.com/PenMarket/msg/1391440713.top

    Philip

  3. Rui says:

    Hi Deb,

    Thank you very much for publishing the links to the various websites. That is very useful to me as I was not aware of a couple of the UK pen sites.

    Kind regards,

    Rui

  4. Paul Bloch says:

    Deb –

    David Nishimura’s blog: vintagepensblog.blogspot.com is one I read regularly.

    Also, for those with any interest in Japanese writing instruments, (“Bruno Taut’s) cronicas estilograficas is informative.

    Paul

  5. Paul Bloch says:

    May I update my previous response to also add the penboard.de web sales site. Tom Westerich and friends always tell us a good bit about the history of the pens offered, but often great stuff about the folks who made it. Today, for instance, I learned that the early Montblanc made pens for the Faber family and for Staedtler – things I had not known previously.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: