Parker Pen Historian Michael Fultz Has Passed Away

We’re a little late on this, but we wanted to mention that L. Michael Fultz, the collector and historian who knew everything there was to know about Parker fountain pens, died Jan. 27 in Janesville, Wisc. He’d moved there, the original hometown of the Parker company, after a career in Illinois state government.

Fultz wrote books and articles on Parker history and handmade beautiful customized Parker pens. He also co-founded the Chicago Pen Show, which bills itself as the oldest and largest in the world.

There’s an online guestbook for him at

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Tony Bridges

As a seasoned journalist and freelance writer, I've spent over three decades telling stories and exploring the world through the written word. With a passion for writing instruments, I found my niche at The Pen Vibe, a blog that shares our collective fascination with pens, pencils, and other tools that have shaped the art of writing.

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