Paul E. Wirt fountain pen boxes

Pictured below are all the Wirt fountain pen boxes that I have. Searching on line for Wirt fountain pen boxes brings up the same three styles, the white box, the black box, and the Christmas box. I was lucky enough to be contacted about an unusual Wirt pen box in excellent condition, clearly labeled as the box for the Wirt Safety Pen. Finally, a box for the PHENIX sub brand. I would be interested in hearing from you if you have other styles, or if you have a black one in better condition.

White box

The white box is constructed as an outer sleeve with an inner drawer. The outer portion has red outlines on the ends of the outer box. The top has the typical script “Paul E. Wirt Fountain Pen.” One side is printed with the name of the seller. The inner drawer portion has a repair price list on one side and a general price list on the other side.

Black box (slide out style, likely earlier)

The black box is constructed like the white box with an outer sleeve and inner drawer. The only marking on the black Wirt box is the script “Paul E. Wirt Fountain Pen” on top. It appears to be embossed (actually debossed) and not otherwise inked. Two different boxes are pictured below. One of my boxes has a hand written inscription dated 1902.

Black box (box lid style, likely later)

This box came to me after years of Wirt collecting. The top of the box lifts off. The logo is in gold lettering. The paperwork dates the box to the 1903 and later vented underfeed era, which appears to be later than the black boxes above.

Christmas box

The Christmas box has a lid that lifts off. The top is decorated on all sides with hollies. The Wirt script logo is imprinted inside the top of the box. The bottom is plain.

Safety Pen Box

This box is shorter, reflecting that most Wirt Safety Pens were vest sized. The pen and box did not come together, but make a great pair, along with a vintage dropper that was found in the box.

Wirt Phenix sub brand box

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