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Stephens Inks Enamel Sign

October 21, 2017 Leave a comment
Enamel Stephens Inks Sign

Enamel Stephens Inks Sign

A novelty Stephens Inks enamel adverting sign in form of a giant thermometer spotted whilst visiting the British Motor Museum, Warwick, amongst other examples of automotive related signs mostly from the 1940s. This is the most complete and largest example of this wall mounted Stephens Inks enamel sign that we have seen. A pleasant surprise during our visit when the Penbox pen shop was closed and we thought that given our interests in classic cars we would pay the museum a visit. If you visit the British Motor Museum look out for it on the central staircase alongside other advertising and display signs.

Penbox One Of Best 75 Pen Blogs

September 23, 2017 Leave a comment
Penbox selected as one of 75 best pen blogs.

Penbox Makes Feedspots Top 75 Pen Blogs

The Penbox Blog has been selected by Feedspot.com as one of the top 75 pen blogs. Feedspot go on to say, “Congratulations to every blogger that has made this top Pen Blogs list. This is the most comprehensive list of the best Pen Blogs on the internet and we are honoured to have you as part of this. We personally give you a high five and want to thank you for your contributions”.

Parker Duofold Centennial Nibs

September 9, 2017 Leave a comment
Replacement Parker Duofold Centennial Nibs. Italic, oblique and needlepoint.

Parker Duofold Centennial Nibs

We are now stocking replacement Parker Duofold Centennial nib units in needlepoint (80), in addition to the exotic broad oblique (89), broad italic (95) and EEB (86) nib grades already available from Penbox. These exotic nib grades can be found along with other standard options on our Parker pen nib page. The nib grades of Parker Duofold Centennial nibs are impressed in a circle on the ink feed beneath the nib, with a letter being used for standard nib grades, and a number for exotic nib grades.

Waterman Expert Pen Nibs

August 26, 2017 Leave a comment
Replacement Waterman Expert fountain pen nibs.

Waterman Expert Fountain Pen Nibs

Penbox stock replacement nibs for several makes of fountain pen, and recently have added a few additional nib grades to the choice of replacement nibs we carry for the Waterman Expert. We now have replacement extra fine, fine, medium and broad Waterman Expert nibs available to select from on our Waterman nibs shopping page. These nibs will fit both the mark 2 and mark 3 Expert fountain pens.

Webster Co. Ltd. Diamine Ink Works, Liverpool

August 6, 2017 Leave a comment
Webster Co. Ltd. Diamine ink bottle.

Webster Co. Ltd. Diamine Ink

A large salt glazed stoneware bottle of Webter’s Co. Ltd. Diamine Writing Fluid arrived at Penbox this week, nearly 100 years after it was originally retailed in c. 1920, and still containing most of its blue-black ink. View our vintage ink bottles department for more details.

Namiki Pens

June 7, 2017 Leave a comment
Namiki pens from Pilot Namiki.

Namiki Pens

Engraving, lacquering, decorating, sprinkling, polishing, burnishing and Maki-e are some of the various techniques employed to produce Namiki pens. At Penbox we now have on display pens from the Emperor, Yukari, Chinkin, Nippon Art and Urushi pen collections from Namiki.

Sailor Pens

May 16, 2017 Leave a comment
Sailor pens.

Sailor Pens

Penbox are pleased to now have some Sailor pens on show in the shop. Pride of place at the centre of the Sailor Pen display is the gargantuan King of Pens from Sailor in ebonite. We have also recently take delivery of a few of the 1911 Sailor Naginata-togi fountain pens, but have now been informed that Sailor are not taking additional orders for the Naginata-togi nib fountain pens until they have cleared their current back orders. The King of Pens can be supplied with a choice of medium of broad 21k nibs.