Newhaven has Competition for Parker Pen Archives

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The town of Janesville, Wisconsin is speaking up about the future of the Parker Pen archives.

You might remember we mentioned last month that the iconic pen company was closing down its Newhaven manufacturing plant and shifting everything to France. Pen collector Tony Fischier, who runs, has launched an online petition to keep the company’s extensive archives of pen designs and classic Parker writing instruments in Newhaven.

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Skilcraft Pens: Writing Instruments of the US Govt

skilcraft Pens

Anyone who’s ever been into a federal office, like the Post Office, has probably seen this ubiquitous American pen: The black Skilcraft retractable ballpoint stamped “U.S. Government.” It’s one of the most commonly used pens among federal employees and the military.

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