With about 20 miles between The Hamilton Pen Company HQ and Birmingham City it seems almost criminal that we haven't delved into the rich and important history of Birmingham’s Pen and nib manufacturing history. Don’t get too excited though…we are dipping the proverbial toe into the deep and rich waters of the history of Pen Manufacture in Birmingham. This will...

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A Brief History of The Pilot Corporation The early 20th Century saw the rise of international imports of stationery to the UK and the rise of Japanese writing instruments. One of the biggest names in Japanese stationery is Pilot- now a household name - they first launched in Japan in 1918 at a time where the country was beginning to...

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The mechanical pencil is a decidedly underrated piece of stationery often reserved for very niche endeavours…but there's so much more to the humble hero! Much adored amongst artists, designers, architects and illustrators, the mechanical pencil and its cousin the clutch pencil (more on this later) are exceptional pieces of kit for those in need of precision and accuracy. There is...

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There are many considerations to make when purchasing a fountain pen, one of which being whether bottled ink or cartridge inks will be your go to writing experience. This decision may influence the fountain pen you choose because of the restrictions of some pens’ filling mechanisms. Ultimately, there are almost endless inks available but there are pros and cons to...

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Father's Day Gift Guide  Stationery Gifts for Fathers Day Is your dad hard to buy for? Is he the ‘man who has everything’? This June, leave your worries behind and let our handy gift guide lead you to the perfect fathers day gift 2022. Wow them this Father’s day as we celebrate the fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, bonus dads, new dads...

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