My main interest is vintage fountain pens, typically pre WWII vintage fountain pens. I focus on brands that are less commonly collected, and the older the better. The earliest pens have a fascinating variety of feed design, and later, interesting filling systems.
I hope to share my passion for Paul E. Wirt fountain pens which was the first major brand from the time before Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman and Conklin took the mantle as the “Big Four.”
I also hope to interest pen lovers in the weird and wonderful world of fountain pen filling systems. I have been a contributor to Paul Erano’s Fountain Pen Journal, presenting my expertise in filling systems and “archæostylophylogeny.”
- the study of early fountain pens as it pertains to their evolution and grouping and how they split off from one another.
- [Gr. arkhaio-to begin; Gr. stylos pointed object for writing; Gr. phylon tribe; Gr. geneia origin]