Edison: Built Like a Fine Custom Pen


Beaumont Collier Herald Hudson Pearlette Nib Units

Made with pride in the United States of AmericaSince its founding in 2006 by Brian Gray, the Edison Pen Company of Milan, Ohio, has worked directly with individual clients to create bespoke pens of the highest quality. While continuing to build custom pens, Edison has created a “production” line, which we are proud to offer to you. Brian crafts each of these pens with the same attention to detail as his custom line, yielding a more affordable pen with the same high quality as a custom-made pen.

You can learn more about Edison’s complete range of offerings at the Edison Pen Company site.

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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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Beaumont

For those of us whose hands aren’t as big as Shaquille O'Neal's, here is your pen. The Edison Beaumont has “vintage” written all over it; if you don’t see a Sheaffer Flat-Top in disguise, well, you’re just not a vintage collector. Beaumont is 51/8" capped and 57/8" posted, truly vintage even in size. (More size info here.) As always with Edison pens, this baby is not overloaded with metal inserts to make you think you’re getting something you’re not. It’s a writer’s pen, one that you can use all day long without cramp or fatigue. And it looks sharp! The Beaumont comes in four sophisticated (but not boring) colors. It’s fitted with an excellent Edison steel or 18K gold nib and fills with International cartridges or the included standard Schmidt K5 converter.

To purchase one of these pens, 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.

(If you already have a spare nib unit, or if you would like to fit your pen with a flexible 14K nib from our NIBARAMA page, simply click the appropriate Body only button.)

Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Bedrock Flake
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Bordeaux Flake
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Onyx Flake
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Sapphire Flake
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Herald

Edison’s Herald flaunts a torpedo shape that’s tapered just enough that it’s not a boring cylinder with bullet ends. At 513/16" capped and 61/2" posted, it’s a great size for most writers, and the shape makes for real comfort in the hand. (More size info here.) This is also a surprisingly light pen, ideal for writing many pages at a sitting. The Herald comes in three great colors — including Crushed Shell, the beautiful color that everyone was calling “Cracked Ice” a few years ago. It’s fitted with an excellent Edison steel or 18K gold nib and fills with International cartridges or the included standard Schmidt K5 converter.

To purchase one of these pens, 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.

(If you already have a spare nib unit, or if you would like to fit your pen with a flexible 14K nib from our NIBARAMA page, simply click the appropriate Body only button.)

Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Amber Tortoise
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Copper Flake
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Crushed Shell
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Collier

The Collier is almost an ordinary cigar-shaped pen, but with just enough difference to be all its own design. Long and smoothly curvilinear in shape, it fits well into the hand. Brian says it’s a non-posting pen; 515/16" capped and 53/32" uncapped, it’s easily big enough to use very comfortably without posting. (More size info here.) The Collier features four dramatic colors, with coördinated clips. It comes with an excellent Edison steel or 18K gold nib and fills with International cartridges or the included standard Schmidt K5 converter.

To purchase one of these pens, 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.

(If you already have a spare nib unit, or if you would like to fit your pen with a flexible 14K nib from our NIBARAMA page, simply click the appropriate Body only button.)

Fountain pen
Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Antique Marble
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Persimmon Swirl
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Silver Marble
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Steel Blue
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Hudson

Smooth and straightforward, the Hudson is a modern minimalist take on the classic flat-top styling of 80 years ago. With an elegantly streamlined barrel under a solid square-shouldered cap. At 6" capped and 63/4" posted, it’s a big pen, but it doesn’t feel huge in the hand. (More size info here.) Available with an excellent Edison steel or 18K gold nib, the Hudson fills with International cartridges or the included standard Schmidt K5 converter.

To purchase one of these pens, 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.

(If you already have a spare nib unit, or if you would like to fit your pen with a flexible 14K nib from our NIBARAMA page, simply click the appropriate Body only button.)

Fountain pen
Fountain pen color
Black
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Emerald
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Fountain pen color
Ruby
Steel nib: $150.00

18K nib: $275.00

Body only: $135.00
Pearlette

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but this time it's the Pearlette, Edison’s entry in the “small cigar” class. With a smoothly curved cigar profile that’s shaped into a classic vintage flattened cone cap crown, this is a pen that will look good in the average person’s hand and will write like a dream. (You didn’t expect anything less from Edison, now, did you?) The Pearlette is 53/16" capped and 61/8" posted, almost exactly the size of a 1940s Vacumatic Major. (More size info here.) Available with an excellent Edison steel gold nib, the Pearlette fills with International cartridges or the included standard Schmidt K5 converter.

To purchase one of these pens, 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
Aztec Gold
Steel nib: $150.00
Fountain pen color
Deep Blue Indigo
Steel nib: $150.00
Fountain pen color
Violet Flake
Steel nib: $150.00
Nib Units for Edison Pens

Because Edison 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.

Nib unit Magnifying glass
— Nº 6 Steel, Two-Tone (Not for Pearlette) —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
  $25.00
— Nº 6 Steel, Unplated, Silver Color (Not for Pearlette) —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
  $25.00
— Nº 6 18K Gold, Unplated, Gold Color (Not for Pearlette) —
Broad
Medium
Fine
(Out of Stock)
Extra Fine
$150.00
— Nº 6 18K Gold, Rhodium Plated, Silver Color (Not for Pearlette) —
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
(Out of Stock)
$150.00

— Nº 5 Steel, Two-Tone (For Pearlette) —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
  $20.00
— Nº 5 Steel, Unplated, Silver Color (For Pearlette) —
To keep prices as low as possible, steel nib units purchased
without pen bodies may not be returned or exchanged.
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
  $20.00
— Nº 5 18K Gold, Unplated, Gold Color (For Pearlette) —
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
$150.00
— Nº 5 18K Gold, Rhodium Plated, Silver Color (For Pearlette) —
Broad
Medium
Fine
Extra Fine
$150.00

All Edison cartridge/converter nib units are compatible with the standard Schmidt K5 piston converter.

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