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By Ron Dutcher
Early gold pen makers who made the Kossuth pen. An 1856 ad reads:
The KOSSUTH PEN with extension holder manufactured by Beers & Clark, which by the fineness and delicacy of its point, its flexibility and the facility with which it accommodates itself to the heaviest and the finest strokes, and its general convenience, has made itself the pen of the day — the most desirable — the most convenient, in a word, the Best.
This article is part of the Manhattan Pen Makers Project, originated by Ron L. Dutcher. Except for typographical corrections, the text is as Ron published it. Ron wanted to include photos of advertisements or pens from each maker; he had some photos, but the gallery was far from complete. Photos here are a mixture of what Ron had and what I have been able to add from my own photo library. As with other reference articles on this site, you should not take this information as absolutely authoritative or complete.