Bexley: Great Pens From the Heart of Ohio


2015 Owners Club
Cities Jitterbug! 58
Nib Units

Made with pride in the United States of AmericaThe Bexley Pen Company, located in Columbus, Ohio, was founded in 1993 by a handful of vintage pen enthusiasts who wanted to use modem technology to create American classic designs reminiscent of the Golden Age of Fountain Pens. Bexley pens, whether made of hard rubber in the classic old tradition, or of acrylic or other modern materials, offer the style and poise of a bygone era, updated for today’s larger, faster lifestyle.

If what you want isn’t here, please contact us by email. You can see the complete Bexley line at Bexley Pens.

Pens That Write Right!

Our nibs are NOT like other dealers’ nibs! Unless otherwise requested, Richard tests and adjusts every nib we sell. To make sure you get the nib size you want, read this.

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Ordering a custom nib is easy — read this pop-up “comic strip” to see just how easy it is! If you order a new pen with a customized nib, I will modify the nib for an extra charge, and in most cases we will ship the pen without extra delay.

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2015 Owners Club

2015 is the 10th anniversary of the Bexley Owners Club collections. This year’s edition is an extremely limited edition of 58 pens in each of three colorful new cast acrylics: Pearl Smoke, Blue Flame, and Ley Lime. Registered Bexley owners must contact the Bexley Pen Company and request their certificate. You can order up to three pens, one in each color. Once you have your certificate in hand, we can complete your order and ship your pen or pens.

The “Pearl Smoke” version features a first for Bexley: the clip and trim rings are plated in a dark nickel finish, which echoes the smoky gray swirls in the creamy pearlescent cap and barrel.

This nicely sized pen measures 51/8" long capped and 63/8" posted, with a barrel diameter of 1/2". The Bexley roller clip is mounted near the top of the cap, in military fashion. The fountain pen has a Bexley two-tone gold-plated stainless steel nib in your choice of Fine, Medium or Broad. Fills with standard International cartridges or the included Schmidt K5 converter. (A very small number of rollerball pens is also available; please inquire for more information.)

Attention Registered Bexley Owners

Please be sure to email us your certificate before placing your order, or immediately afterward. If we do not receive your certificate, we will refund your payment.

To purchase this pen, first and then click the Add to Cart button for your desired color. Click the magnifying glass next to an image for an enlarged view of the pen in that color.

Bexley 2015 Owners Club
Blue Flame
$319.00  $255.00

 
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Bexley 2015 Owners Club
Key Lime
$319.00  $255.00

 
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Bexley 2015 Owners Club
Pearl Smoke
$319.00  $255.00
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This model is a special-order item, and delivery will take a few days longer than usual.

Cities

Bexley salutes its “Made in Ohio” heritage with the Cities collection. For the first time, Bexley offers one pen that you can easily change from fountain pen to roller ball, as you prefer. It comes to you fitted with a fountain pen nib section containing a Bexley two-tone gold-plated stainless steel nib in your choice of F, M, or B, and a separate rollerball assembly also is included. Ready to switch? Just unscrew the gripping section of the pen and swap it with the other assembly. It couldn’t be easier. At 51/4” long capped and about 61/8” posted, this is a full-sized pen in line with the full-size pens of the Golden Age. (More size info here.) Each Cities model has a colorful barrel and a black cap with a crown that matches the barrel — and carefully sandwiched between the twin cap bands is an accent band that matches the barrel:


Ashland Blue and Brown Swirl (sold out)
Batavia Blue Crushed Velvet (sold out)
Columbus Green Marbled (sold out)
Delaware Tortoise Marbled

Furniture is rhodium plated for Ashland and Batavia, gold plated for Columbus and Delaware. The fountain pen fills with standard International cartridges or the included Schmidt K5 converter. The rollerball accepts a standard Schmidt 888 refill. Welcome to Home Town Ohio!

To purchase one of these pens, first and then click the Add to Cart button for your desired nib material and city/color. Click directly on a color chip for an enlarged view of the pen in that color.

Fountain pen
Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Delaware
Steel nib: $199.00  $110.00
Jitterbug!

Bexley discovered a small cache of 70-year-old Art Deco style pen clips, and decided to produce a pen inspired by the energetic music and dance of the same era. The Jitterbug! is 4" long when closed. It becomes a full size pen (53/8") when posted, so it is easy to carry and very comfortable for writing. (More size info here.) Fitted with Bexley’s excellent two-tone steel nib in F, M, or B, the Jitterbug! holds one short International ink cartridge, and it also works as an eyedropper filler (cartridge and eyedropper not included). Because of its extremely short barrel, this pen cannot use an converter except the Templar Mini! The ’40s-themed colors come with black sections (to hide the sins of the ink) and gold-tone clips.

To purchase this pen, first and then click the Add to Cart button for your desired color. Click directly on a color chip for an enlarged view of the pen in that color.

Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Jukebox Red
Steel nib: $99.00  $58.00
58

Cigar-shaped pens are great. They're attractive and good in the hand. But some of us just don’t get along well with cigar-shaped pens. The success of Bexley’s unproductized and unannounced 56 pushed the company’s “we love vintage pens” button again, and now there is the Bexley 58. Like the 56, it’s patterned on a great old Waterman shape, straight and strong. Like the vintage 58 from which it takes its model number, it’s just bigger: 61/16" capped and 77/8" posted. The 58 is a huge hunk of pen, but for all its size it’s remarkably nice in the hand. It features Bexley’s excellent steel or 18K gold nibs, and it Fills with standard International cartridges or the included Schmidt K5 converter. It’s also fitted for use as an eyedropper filler (eyedropper not included). Comes in your choice of four great colors, with your choice of gold-plated (Au) or rhodium-plated (Rh) furniture. Click the magnifying glass for an enlarged view of this pen (more size info here),

To purchase one of these pens, first and then click the Add to Cart button for your desired nib material and color.

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Fountain pen color
Engine Red, Au trim
Steel nib: $195.00  $110.00
Fountain pen color
Duofold Red, Au trim
Steel nib: $195.00  $110.00
Fountain pen color
Black, Au trim
Steel nib: $195.00  $110.00
Fountain pen color
Black, Rh trim
Steel nib: $195.00  $110.00
Nib Units for Bexley Pens

Because Bexley pens have interchangeable nibs, some owners find it convenient to purchase extra nibs to fit their pens. If you have never tried installing or removing a nib, rest assured that you can do it. Check out our nib swapping instructions.

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As with the pens we sell, unless otherwise requested at the time of sale, we tune each new nib at no extra charge before shipment. We install the nib in a pen body, fill the pen with Waterman Blue-Black ink, and write with it on paper from the same fountain pen friendly pads we sell, adjusting as necessary to bring it up to the RichardsPens.com “factory” standard for smoothness and flow. Our clients have named this procedure “Binderizing.” The result is an adjusted nib, not a customized one.

If you are unsure about stroke widths, please check our stroke width chart for illustrations of stroke sizes that our nibs produce. To do this, right-click the image at the right (Macintosh users control-click) to download the chart in PDF format (for Adobe Reader). The chart is designed to print on U.S. letter-size paper (81/2"×11"), and it should also print well on A4 paper. After you have printed the chart, find some fountain pen friendly paper and make strokes on it with your own pens for comparison.

Nibs for Most Bexley Pens
Please note: These nib units fit the following Bexley pens:
  • All models with gold nibs except those with smaller nibs (Gemstone, Sleeve Filler, PCA LE)

  • All models with steel nibs except the Fun Time and those with nibs imprinted SCHMIDT IRIDIUM POINT. For nibs to fit the out-of-production Armed Services collection, BX701, and first-generation Simplicity, see below.

Down arrow Piston nib units do not have this nipple.
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— Steel, Two-Tone, Imprinted BEXLEY —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Cartridge/converter   Broad
Medium
Fine
  $25.00
Piston   Broad
Medium
Fine
(Out of Stock)
  $35.00
Schmidt Iridium Point Steel Nibs
The nib units below fit older Bexley pens with steel nibs imprinted SCHMIDT IRIDIUM POINT: the out-of-production Armed Services collection, BX701, and first-generation Simplicity (not the Simplicity II).
— Steel, Imprinted SCHMIDT IRIDIUM POINT —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Gold Plated           Broad
Medium
Fine
  $25.00
Unplated (Silver Color)   Broad
Medium
Fine
  $25.00
Bexley cartridge/converter nib units are compatible
with the standard Schmidt K5 piston converter.
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