The Manhattan Pen Makers Project

(This page revised May 2, 2017)

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Note
Note
The Manhattan Pen Makers Project was a database created by Ron Dutcher and maintained for several years on his own Web site, which is now defunct. Rather than allow this valuable information to be lost, I have retrieved it from the Internet Archive and recreated the Project here. As I reformatted the files for use on this site, I made the following emendations:
  • Typographical corrections.

  • Standardization of forms (e.g., adding periods after abbreviations).

  • Updates and corrections from more recently available sources, including the addition of more than 125 company names and more than 350 addresses that I have discovered while checking entries (still an ongoing process). Please note that a given individual, e. g., Warren N. Lancaster, might appear under multiple company names as he moved or reconstituted his business.

  • Ordering of entries on this page alphabetically by last name and chronologically among multiple entries for a given name.

  • For makers about whom there is information in the database and also in this site’s Glossopedia, addition of links from database maker pages to entries in the Glossopedia.

  • For makers about whom there is information in this site’s Glossopedia but not in the database, addition of links from names on this page to entries in the Glossopedia.

The following is Ron Dutcher’s original introduction to the Project:


About the Manhattan Pen Makers Project

For a long while this project was merely an Excel spreadsheet that I used to help me keep my pen collection sorted. But it kept growing. It is true that other areas of the United States, like Boston and Cincinnati, for example, were hot spots for gold pen and fountain pen development, but Manhattan has a unique place in fountain pen history.

Levi Brown office
Levi Brown Office

After all, Manhattan was the birthplace of the American pen industry.

Isaac Hawkins, friend of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, traveled to England and studied the pencil industry in the old world. He befriended Samson Mordan and together developed the first mechanical pencil. Hawkins learned of an English jeweler who had experimented with iridium and pens, but had given up since he found iridium too hard to work and shape. Hawkins tried his hand and created some techniques to work the material, and created the first gold pens tipped with iridium. Hawkins sold the patent rights to a Reverend Cleveland, who returned to America and enlisted Levi Brown, a watchmaker from Detroit, to help him with his pen business. They set up shop in Manhattan and began making pens. Many of the young apprentices of this firm started out on their own, and the pen business grew. Many of the modern pen companies today, like Waterman can trace their eveloution back to the first Manhattan pens. In most cases, the pen companies have long since disappeared, and little is left of them. Often today pen collectors will find a pen with a New York imprint, but the collector will not be able to find any historical refrence to the pen. Hopefully, this database will help.

I do not pretend to claim that this New York fountain pen makers database is complete. Surely it is not, but please understand that this is still a work in progress. It started out as a reference for myself, but others have urged me to put it online, so here it is.

Special thanks to

A Note About the Dates in the List

The dates listed here refer to the earliest reference that I have found for that pen maker at that address. The dates do not indicate the time of establishement unless I specified so in the biography.

Some company names in the table are links. There are three kinds of links:

Where information in Ron’s pages conflicts with what is in the Glossopedia, I consider the latter to be the more authoritative.

An address that is a link will display a pop-up dialog showing the citation for the original document that provided that address. For addresses that are not links, I have not yet found citations that tie the exact address to the exact year.


Pen Maker Name Address Date

Acme Gold Pen Co.
1919
Acme Gold Pen Co.
1921
Addison, Wilmarth & Co. (later Eaton, Griffiths & Co.)
1835
Aikin, J. C.
19 Maiden Lane
1859
1865
1862
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
19 Maiden Lane
1870
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
1874
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
1880
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
1893
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
15 Maiden Lane
1915
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
1919
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
163 Front Street
1920
Aikin, Lambert, & Co.
3 Dey Street
1931
Aldine Pen Co.
1897
Aldine Pen Co.
1897
Allen, P. P., & Co.
1865
American Gold Pen Co.
1865
American Pen Mfg. Co.
1916
American Pen Mfg. Co.
1916
American Steel Pen Co.
1855
Arcadian Mfg. Co.
1919
1884
Armeny & Marion
1887
Armeny & Marion Co., Inc.
90 Nassau Street (Armeny Building)
1890
1911
Autograph Fountain Pen Co.
1912
1848
1848
Bagley, A. G., & Co.
1852
Bagley, Houghton, & Co. (successor to A. G. Bagley, & Co.; succeeded by H. H. Houghton, & Co.)
1856
1915
Bankers Pen Co.
76 5th Avenue
1917
Bankers Pen Co.
1918
Bankers Pen Co.
1921
Banks, Abraham T.
1849
1849
Bard Brothers & Co.
1850
Bard Brothers & Co.
1859
Bard, James D.
1849
Bard, James D.
1865
1896
Barnes, A. S., & Co.
1899
Barnes, A. S., & Co.
1937
Barnet, James C.
1846
1890
Barnett, Ira
1909
Barnett, Ira
1924
Bassar, Paul
1880
Bassett, C. R., & Co.
New York Street
1860
1897
Beaumel, D. W., & Co.
1903
Beaumel, D. W., & Co.
1907
Beaumel, D. W., & Co.
1920
1849
Beers, James B.
1848
Beers, James B.
1851
Beers, James B.
10 John Street
1853
Beers, James B.
1859
Beers, Judson & Beers
1865
Benton, B. T. (later Benton Brothers; succeeded by Wilmarth & Brother)
1851
Benton Brothers (formerly B. T. Benton)
1 Cortlandt Street
1857
Bergquist, Edward (also seen as Berquist)
1925
Berk Brothers (Joseph L., & Leon G.)
1910
Berk Brothers
1916
1864
Berolzheimer, Illfelder, & Co.
1866
Berolzheimer, Illfelder & Beckendorfer (formerly Berol, Illfelder, & Co.; later Eagle Pencil Co.)
1874
Berrian, A. J., & Co.
1849
Bierman, Joseph
1476 Wilkins Street
1925
Bird Bill Pen Co. (formerly Held Fountain Pen Mfg. Co.)
1917
1886
Blair’s Fountain Pen Co.
1896
Blair’s Fountain Pen Co.
1905
Blair’s Fountain Pen Co.
1913
Blair’s Fountain Pen Co.
1913
Blakeney’s (Thomas Blakeney)
1849
Blakeney’s
41 & 42 Nassau Street
1849
Blakeney’s
1850
Blakeney’s
1852
Blakeney, William E.
1852
1888
Bradish, J. I., & Co.
1906
Bremond, P. D., & Co.
1849
1857
Brown, Archibald T.
1847
Brown, Henry A., & Co.
1857
Brown, Henry A., & Co.
1859
1839
Brown, Levi
179 Broadway
1840
1916
C & C Fountain Pen Co.
1905
Cambridge Pen Co.
1918
1909
Carey Pen Co.
1910
Carey Pen Co.
1433 Broadway
1914
Carey Pen Co.
1354 Broadway
1920
Case, E. M.
90 Nassau Street
1898
1887
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
1890
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
1890
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
1896
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
1906
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
1915
Caw’s Ink & Pen Co.
200 Broadway
1931
Central Pen & Mfg. Co.
1902
Certified Fountain Pen Co.
135 Maiden Lane
1925
Champion Pen Co.
543 Broadway
1940
Christian, J. F.
1870
Clark, Everett
1849
Clark, J. M.
1865
Clarke, G. S., & Co.
26 Maiden Lane
1859
Clutch Pencil Co.
1914
Clutch Pencil Co.
1925
Coleman, James W.
1865
Collins, Peter D.
1903
Collins, Peter D., & Co.
1918
Columbia Pen & Novelty Co.
1 2nd Avenue
1925
Commercial Mfg. Co.
1906
Commercial Mfg. Co.
1906
Commercial Mfg. Co.
1907
New York Street
1870
1950
Crawford, J, & Co.
1892
Crawford, J, & Co.
1919
Cross & Bergullin
1906
Cunningham, William
1897
Cutter, Tower & Co. (later Tower, Gildersleeve, & Co.)
1858
Cutter, Tower & Co.
1866
Cutter, Tower & Co.
1868
Darrow, Walter R.
1852
Darrow, Walter R.
1853
Dawson, Rollin L.
10 Maiden Lane
1857
1860
Deacon, Edward
1846
1858
DeWirtridge, S. H.
39 Maiden Lane
1870
DeWolf, Hyman S.
1894
DeWolf, Hyman S.
1910
1897
Diamond Point Pen Co.
1899
Diamond Point Pen Co.
1905
Diamond Point Pen Co.
1907
Diamond Point Pen Co.
1908
1921
Dictator Fountain Pen Co.
1922
Dods, Harry B.
1916
Dods, Harry B.
1917
Dubel-Servis Corp. (also advertised as Du-Bel Servis)
1924
Duke & Co.
153 E. 184th Street
1925
Dunkley Pen, Inc.
17 Battery Place
1925
1921
Dunn-Pen Co., Inc.
1921
Dunn-Pen Co., Inc.
1924
Dunn-Pen Co., Inc.
170 Broadway
1925
Duryea Co.
1897
Duryea Co.
1901
Duryea Co.
1905
Duryea Co.
1905
1887
Eagle Pencil Co.
1899
Eagle Pencil Co.
1920
Eagle Regalia Co.
1911
Eagle Regalia Co.
1957
Eaton, Griffiths & Co. (formerly Addison, Wilmarth & Co.; later W. M. Wilmarth)
1852
Eaton, Tarbox & Co.
1856
Eburn, William S.
SW corner Cortlandt & Greenwich Streets
1870
161 Grand Street
1918
Eclipse Pen & Pencil Co.
42 E. Houston Street
1925
Eclipse Pen & Pencil Co.
1931
1922
Elliott, William
1852
Empire Pen Co.
1865
1914
Empire Fountain Pen Co.
65 E. 9th Street
1925
1867
Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg. Co.
1887
Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg. Co.
1915
Evans, D. W., & Co.
677 Broadway
1854
Evans, Evan R.
1906
Faber, Eberhard
1887
1884
Fairchild, Leroy C., & Co.
30 W. 36th Street
1915
Fairchild, Leroy C., & Co.
1927
135 William Street
1859
Fairchild, Leroy W.
1865
Fairchild, Leroy W.
1884
Fairchild, Leroy W.
1887
1899
Fellows & Co.
17 Maiden Lane
1857
Fifth Ave Fountain Pen Co.
815 W. 179th Street
1925
Foley Gold Pen Co.
1889
Foley, D. F. & Co.
1889
Foley, D. F.
1891
1852
Foley, John
169 Broadway (Gilsey Building)
1865
Foley, John
262 Broadway
1869
Foley, John
256 Broadway
1870
Foley, John
2 Astor House
1873
Foley, John
1887
Foley, John
169 Broadway
1903
Foley, John, Jr.
1889
Foley, John, Jr.
1906
Fountain Falcon Pen Co.
1889
Fountain Ink Co.
1884
Fountain Ink Co.
1884
Frazer & Geyer Co.
1900
Frazer & Geyer Co.
1901
Friedlander Co.
49 W. 23rd Street
1931
Gallagher, James B.
1856
1906
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
47 Ann Street
1915
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
1918
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
60 John Street
1919
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
1921
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
1928
Gaydoul Gold Pen Co., Inc.
1931
59 Park Place
1918
Gem Fountain Pen Co.
1931
Gerard, James, & Co.
24 Nassau Street
1870
Gillott, Joseph
1849
Gillott, Joseph, & Sons
1906
Globe Import Co., Inc.
1931
Golden Rule Mfg. Co., Ltd.
1922
Gold Pen Mfg. Co.
1853
1906
Goldsmith Bros.
1910
Goldsmith Bros.
1914
Goldsmith Bros.
1920
Goldsmith Bros.
1922
Goldsmith Bros.
1922
Goldsmith Bros.
1961
Grant, S. J.
544 Broadway
1869
Grau, Edward
1906
Gray, Robert
1852
Greaton, John W.
1848
Greaton, John W.
1850
Greaton, John W.
1852
Greaton, John W.
1871
Greaton, John W.
71 Cedar Street
1881
Griswold, Stephen M.
177 Broadway
1858
Griswold, Stephen M.
1876
Hague, John
New York Street
1839
Hambler, William H.
1885
Hambler, William H.
1905
535 Pearl Street
1918
Harris, J., & Co.
1931
1915
Harrison & Bradford
1861
Harrison & Bradford
1865
Harrison & Bradford
218 W. 37th Street
1869
Harvard Pen Co.
1884
Harvard Pen Co.
1884
Hawkes, George F.
1845
Hawkes, George F.
64 Nassau Street
1859
Hawkes, George F.
66 Nassau Street
1870
Hawkes, George F.
18 John Street
1909
Heath, George W., & Co.
1892
Heath, George W., & Co.
1906
Heath, George W., & Co.
1906
Heath, George W., & Co.
1910
Held Fountain Pen Mfg. Co. (later Bird Bill Pen Co.)
1915
Hering & Co.
1901
Hering & Co.
1904
Hering & Co.
1908
Hering & Co.
1916
Herts, H. B., & Sons
1846
Herts, H. B., & Sons
1849
5 Liberty Place
1869
Hicks, William S.
20 Maiden Lane
1869
Hicks, William S.
1888
Hicks, William S. Sons
1899
Hicks, William S. Sons
1931
Hicks, William S. Sons
1932
Hill & Hill, Inc.
1931
38 Maiden Lane
1785
Hodge, Robert
237 Queen Street
1788
Hodge, Robert
37 King Street
1789
Hodgkins, Leonard R.
1849
Hodgkins, Leonard R.
1852
Hodgkins & Maddox
1852
Hoe, Henry
1876
409 Pearl Street
1890
Holmes, F. W., & Sons
1904
Holmes, F. W., & Sons
1906
Holmes, F. W., Sons
1908
Holmes, F. W., Sons
1920
1903
Horn, M. T., Co.
1913
Houghton, H. H.
1849
Houghton, H. H., & Co. (successor to Bagley, Houghton, & Co.)
1856
Hulse, James
1846
Hulse, James
1852
Hunt, C. Howard, Pen Co.
1906
1918
Hutcheon Bros.
241 Centre Street
1931
Hyde, Ellsworth H.
1856
Hyde, Ellsworth H.
1859
1883
Ideal Pen Co.
1884
Ideal Pen Co.
1885
India Rubber Pen Co.
1860
India Rubber Pen Co.
79 John Street
1869
1921
Inkograph Co., Inc.
1925
Inkograph Co., Inc.
1927
Inkograph Co., Inc.
1929
Inkograph Co., Inc.
1931
Inkograph Co., Inc.
1941
Iridium Point Pen Co.
1911
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co.
1887
Jessop, Henry
1842
121 Fulton Street
1859
Johnson, E. S.
15 Maiden Lane
1864
Johnson, E. S.
1877
Johnson, E. S. (Daniel W. Johnson only)
1906
Kaiser, John J.
1906
1918
Keene
189 Broadway
1925
Kelly, James
21 Ann Street
1925
Kennedy, H. P., & Co.
17 John Street
1860
Kerner Pen Co.
1887
Kerner Pen Co.
1889
Ketcham & McDougall
1879
Ketcham & McDougall
1897
Ketcham & McDougall
1897
Ketcham & McDougall
1915
Kettle, Louis A.
1848
Kettle
1853
Keueffel & Esser Co.
1892
Knapp, John H.
1858
Knapp, John H.
17 John Street
1869
Knapp, John H.
1899
Knapp, John H., Co.
1906
Kurtz & Monaghan
1868
Lancaster Fountain Pen Co. (Warren N. Lancaster)
1882
Lancaster
1883
Lancaster
1883
Lancaster’s Pens (Warren N. Lancaster)
1923
1926
Lapham, D. W., & Co.
1890
Lapham, D. W., & Co.
1893
Lapham & Bogart (succeeded by J. F. Bogart)
1884
Lapham & Bogart
1886
Larcombe, Hicks & Mitchell
1853
Leman, G. W., & Bro.
1887
Leman, G. W., & Bro.
1897
Leman, M. H. & Son
1865
Lenihan, John
1898
Lenihan, John
1906
Lenihan, John
1916
Lenihan, John
1919
Levy, Henry B.
1897
Levy, Henry B.
1898
Levy, Joseph J.
1846
Levy Fountain Pen Co.
1914
1914
Liberty Fountain & Gold Pen Co.
1917
Lincoln Fountain Pen Co.
1895
Lincoln Fountain Pen Co.
1900
Lincoln Fountain Pen Co.
1905
Lovejoy, Daniel
1850
Lovejoy, Daniel
1856
Lovejoy, Daniel
1858
Lovejoy & Glover
1852
Luckey, C. N., & Co.
36 Maiden Lane
1859
Ludden, William A.
89 Maiden Lane
1857
Ludden, William A.
169 Broadway (Gilsey Building)
1860
Ludden’s Gold Pen & Pencil Case Co.
1877
Ludden & Taylor
1877
Ludden & Dow
1880
Lyon’s Platinum Pen Co.
1904
Lyon’s Platinum Pen Co.
1904
Lyra Lead Pencil Co.
1887
1876
Mabie, Todd & Bard
1887
Mabie, Todd & Bard
1889
Mabie, Todd & Bard
1899
17 Maiden Lane
1859
Mabie, Todd & Co. (II)
1912
192 Broadway
1876
MacKinnon Pen Co.
21 Park Row
1878
MacKinnon Pen Co.
200 Broadway
1880
Maconnell, James
1856
Maconnell, James
52 Nassau Street
1859
Macpherson, George W.
1852
Magee & Hulse
1846
Manhattan Novelty Co.
1902
Manhattan Novelty Co.
1931
Marathon Fountain Pen Co.
1927
Marathon Fountain Pen Co.
12 Union Square
1932
Marlboro Co.
309 5th Avenue
1931
59 Park Place
1931
Masterlite Mfg. Co.
1926
Mathewson & Allen
1856
Mauri, H., Co.
1919
Maycock, S., & Co.
Society Hall Place
1837
Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.
1895
Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.
1906
Miller Bros. Cutlery Co.
1922
Miller, Theodore
1906
Mitchell, Frank E.
1915
Model Fountain Pen Co.
1915
22 Thames Street
1915
Modern Pen Co.
170 Broadway
1918
Modern Pen Co.
1921
Monaghan, Joseph
1871
Monaghan, Joseph
1876
405 Lexington Avenue (Chrysler Building)
1931
Moore Pen Co. (Francis Moore)
10 Cortlandt Street, 3rd floor
1869
Moore Pen Co.
15 Maiden Lane
1918
Morgan Pen and Pencil Co.
116 Nassau Street
1547 Broadway
1925
Morrison Fountain Pen Co.
1931
Morrison Fountain Pen Co.
1941
Morrison Fountain Pen Co.
1958
Morrison Fountain Pen Co.
1967
Morton, A., & Co. (Alexander Morton)
1853
Morton, James
1872
Muirheld-Winter Co.
1919
Myer, Phineas
1865
National Pen Co.
1906
New Diamond Point Pen Co.
1918
New Diamond Point Pen Co.
1921
New Diamond Point Pen Co.
333 Hudson Street
1931
New Diamond Point Pen Co.
1967
New York Gold Pen Co.
183 Greenwhich Street
1853
New York Gold Pen Co.
1906
Newton, C. F.
1 Maiden Lane
1859
Newton, Kurtz & Co.
1865
Norton, A., & Son
1870
Norton & Son
1880
Novelty Fountain Pen Co.
419 Broadway
1890
Oettinger, M. B.
1851
Oriental Art Studios
11-35 W. 35th Street
1931
Owen, Henry
1865
Pearce, F. T., & Co.
1906
Pearce, F. T., & Co.
180 Broadway
1915
Peddie, Charles B.
1846
1930
Penographic Pen Co.
1926
Penographic Pen Co.
152 W. 42nd Street
1931
Pen-O-Matic Corp.
1944
Pen-O-Matic Corp.
1949
Pen-O-Pencil Co, Inc.
1929
Pen-Pencil Co.
1 W. 47th Street
1946
Perry & Co.
1897
Phillips, William
1 Maiden Lane
1857
Phineas, Myer W.
1846
Phineas, Myer W.
1849
Phineas, Myer W.
1852
Popular Fountain Pen Co.
257 Broadway
1887
Post Fountain Pen Co.
1901
Post Fountain Pen Co.
1902
Post Fountain Pen Co.
1903
Post Fountain Pen Co.
1906
Post Fountain Pen Co.
1910
Post Fountain Pen Co.
120 W. 14th Street
1918
1906
Post Self Filling Fountain Pen Co.
126 W. 14th Street
1915
1925
Postal Pen Co.
1926
Postal Pen Co.
1932
Potsdamer & Ludden
39 Maiden Lane
1857
Price, J. T., & Co. (H. C. Godspeed)
1868
Prime (Edward Y. Prime)
1848
271 Broadway
1848
Prince, N. A.
212 Broadway
1869
262 Broadway
1858
Prince Protean Pen Co.
267 Broadway
1859
Purdy, John S.
1866
Purdy, John S.
212 Broadway
1869
Purdy, John S.
1885
Purdy, John S.
1887
Ratner, M., & Son Pen Co., Inc.
1924
Ratner, M., & Son Pen Co., Inc.
1926
Rauch, John H.
1856
1909
Reliable Pen Co.
1910
Reliable Pen Co.
1915
Reliable Pen Co.
15 Park Row
1931
Rendell, John
1849
Rendell, John
132 William Street
1853
Rendell & Fairchild
1853
Ripke, Theodore
1846
Risley, John
1846
Rogers & Kaiser
1906
Ropes, H., & Co.
82 Nassau Street
1859
Ropes, H., & Co. (selling stereoscopes and views)
1859
Rowley, C. B.
1887
1890
90 Nassau Street
1915
Salomon, A. L. & Co.
1906
1915
Salz Brothers
1917
Salz Brothers
1921
Salz Brothers
102 W. 101st Street
1931
Salz Brothers
1943
1906
Sanford & Bennett Co.
1907
Savage, J. Y. (John Y. Savage)
1848
18 Spruce Street
1903
Schnell, Julius L., Pen Co.
9 Franklin Street
1915
Schnibbe, John C.
1852
Selden Pen Mfg. Co.
1906
Shaw & Arrowsmith
1846
Sherwood & Silpernic Pen Co.
1906
Shatkun & Kahn
1433-1439 38th Street
1896
Shatkun & Kahn
1919
1876
1890
1899
Smith, Darrow & Co.
25 Maiden Lane
1849
Smith, Darrow & Co.
1852
Smith, G., & E. M. (formerly A. G. Bagley)
1850
83 Nassau Street
1864
Smith, H. M., & Co.
1887
Smith, H. M., & Co.
1899
Smith, William P.
1852
Smith & Todd
1853
Smith & Todd
17 Maiden Lane
1857
Snow, J. D., Co.
1940
Soper, Benjamin
1897
1901
Spence, Harvey H.
1887
Spence, Robert W.
1906
Spencer & Rendell
2 Maiden Lane
1845
Spencer & Rendell
170 Broadway
1847
1899
Spencerian Pen Co.
1897
Spencerian Pen Co.
1901
Stearns, Thomas G
1859
Stearns, Thomas G
1859
75 Nassau Street
1884
1943
Sturdy, J. H., & Co.
169 Broadway (Gilsey Building)
1856
Sturdy, J. H., & Co.
171 Broadway
1857
Sutton Pen Co.
1907
Sutton Pen Co.
1907
Sutton Pen Co.
1912
TANY (Thomas Addison)
New York, Ward 14
1825
Tempoint Pen Co.
130 W. 42nd Street
1918
Todd, Charles P.
169 Broadway (Gilsey Building)
1859
Todd, Charles P.
1865
1887
Todd, Edward, & Co.
208 5th Avenue
1902
Todd, Edward, & Co.
1 W. 34th Street
1915
Todd, Edward, & Co.
100 6th Avenue
1931
Tower, Gildersleeve, & Co. (formerly Cutter, Tower & Co.; succeeded by S. A. Tower & Co.)
1872
Tower, S. A., & Co. (successor to Tower, Gildersleeve, & Co.; later Tower Mfg. Co.)
1873
Tower, S. A., & Co.
1875
Tower Mfg. Co. (formerly S. A. Tower & Co.)
306 Broadway
1876
Tower Mfg. Co.
136 Broadway
1915
Traylance Pen Co.
1924
1888
Ullrich, J., & Co.
1890
Ullrich, J., & Co.
1897
Ullrich, J., & Co.
1904
Ullrich, J., & Co.
1899
Ullrich, J., & Co.
161 Washington Street
1923
Underwood Pen Co.
693 Broadway
1920
Union Fountain Pen Co. (I)
1904
1926
Universal Fountain Pen Co.
1935
1918
1919
U. S. Victor Fountain Pen Co.
1924
U. S. Victor Fountain Pen Co.
1931
U. S. Victor Fountain Pen Co.
1936
U. S. Victor Fountain Pen Co.
1950
Utter, William F.
1906
Valentine, E. D., & Co.
1865
Valentine & Aikin (later J. C. Aikin & Co.)
1862
Vanderoff & Ball
10 Cortlandt Street
1869
Van Horn, Winfield S.
1906
Van Valkenburg & Ludden
1865
Wade, F. B.
1849
Wanger Pen Co.
1912
Wanger Pen Co.
1913
Warren, Ludden & Sollace
33 Maiden Lane
1859
Washington Medallion Pen Co. (formerly American Steel Pen Co.)
1857
Washington Medallion Pen Co.
1860
Washington Medallion Pen Co.
1861
1902
Waterman, A. A., Pen Co.
1918
Waterman, Lewis E. (formerly Ideal Pen Co.; later Waterman, L. E., Pen Co.)
1887
1897
Waterman, L. E., Pen Co.
1906
Waterman, L. E., Pen Co.
1918
Webster Pen Co.
1906
Wiley, Edwin C.
1887
Willard Pen Co.
1918
Willard Pen Co.
1920
Willard Pen Co.
1921
Wilmarth, W. M. (William M. Wilmarth; formerly Eaton, Griffiths & Co.)
1856
Wilmarth & Brother (E. F., & O. H. Wilmarth; successors to B. T. Benton)
1 Cortlandt Street
1849
Wilmarth & Clussman
21 Maiden Lane
1859
1927
Wilson & Maney Benton
169 Broadway (Gilsey Building)
1890
Wright, Charles C., & Co.
1842
1885
Yale Fountain Pen Co.
1887
Yale Fountain Pen Co.
1888

This page is part of the Manhattan Pen Makers Project, originated by Ron L. Dutcher. As with other reference articles on this site, you should not take this information as absolutely authoritative. I would be remiss were I to fail to acknowledge the encouragement and assistance Mike Kennedy has generously given me as I continue to pursue the codification and expansion of this database. Thanks also to Jan Koenig.

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