News and Updates

Chicago 2022 and a shop update

I can't even keep up with everything pen related on the internet, but here are some fun writeups about the last Chicago show, and a vid of the shop getting put together. Image from Pen Addict article. Another write up from Pen Addict. And another from Joe at The Gentleman...
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Apply for scholarships now!

KIDS!! Apply for our scholarships! No applications are in yet, so you have a GREAT chance of getting money. If you know some kids who are about to graduate, please send them our way! https://newtonpens.com/newton-pens-scholarships
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10 years! Whoa….

It's been 10 years since I started making pens.  Wow! And I forgot about it, too!  I made my very first pen on Jan 7th, 2012. Here. And here are some of the better ones I've made over the years, photo courtesy of Leigh Reyes Thanks for the support over...
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Fundraiser results & New pens posted!

Hey Everybody! First up - thanks so much to all of you for all of your support for our fundraiser.  We had $34172 in total sales, with about $19254 available to spend.  That gets us our office expansion and down payment on the 2nd CNC with tooling. I've already started...
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Fundraiser update

Hey Everybody! First - a huge thanks to all of you who have supported our fundraiser. We didn't reach the goal of $33,000 (net), but without the eyes that Kickstarter gets, I'm very happy with how far we've gotten .  It's enough to take care of the office build, and...
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New Material added for the Fundraiser!

Hey Everybody! I just got a little bit of a new material for the fundraiser pens!  There's enough for 8 pens. It's a Nikko ebonite I'm calling Amazon, with colors of the Brazilian flag, green, blue, and yellow. For an Orville-C or Elizabethan Amazon ebonite - $180 (normal price is...
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Newton Pens Fundraiser – update!

Hi Everybody! First I want to say thanks to everybody who has supported our fundraiser! We've raised $15,474 so far ($27,893 when you include shipping, pen blanks, nibs, and other materials, taxes and fees). We've already broken ground on the office for Elizabeth and I've put in an order for...
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17,000 Instagram followers – Fundraising – and discounts

Whoa we just hit 17,000 followers on Instagram! Thank you all so much! That means it's time for a big fat give away! I'm going to make something with my very last Jowo 8 gold nib (medium point) and one lucky person will get it for free! Any standard style...
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Another material!

Hey everybody! First - thanks so much for all the support over the last few days for our fundraiser.  Fingers crossed we'll reach our goal in a few weeks.  We're at almost $8300 right now (after materials, fees, shipping). I want to add another ebonite material to the list of...
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Big News!

Hey Everybody! Okay, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was trying to start a Kickstarter to raise money for a new machine and some shop improvements.  Well, that's not going to happen.  My goal was too focused on growing my business, which they apparently don't allow.  Instead, I'll...
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A few new pens – and a late Happy Fountain Pen Day!

Happy late Fountain Pen Day!  I was at Vanness Friday night - first time in almost 2 years I got out of the shop for pen stuff.  I was NOT ready.  I forgot ink and converters at home.  X)  Thankfully Vanness had me covered.  And Corbin came along to keep...
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More Prospectors!

Hi everybody!  I just finished a batch of 16 Prospectors. First up a group of 8 Omas acrylic (similar to their Arlecchino celluloid).  I made one last year and it got a lot of attention, so I wanted to offer some more.  There are 4 small and 4 medium size. ...
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Kickstarting something new

So I'm getting ready to do something kind of big for us - a Kickstarter.  I don't know if you remember, but back in January 2012 I started a campaign to raise just under $1,000 to buy some pen making equipment, and we raised over $4,000.  I have everything I...
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A few pens for sale

Hi Everybody, Time to put some new pens up on the site again. What I have today are some Orville C pens, small size.  The C denotes cone shaped ends rather than the normal flat top. Also check my sales page to see everything else in stock.  To purchase or...
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Prospectors – ooh la la!

Photos of the last bunch of Prospectors I just finished. All sold. All of these are fitted with a Jowo #6 nib using a Flexible Nib Factory ebonite housing and feed. This one is on ebay : https://www.ebay.com/itm/224579707417 The blanks were donated by Enigma Blanks.  Thanks! These are sold. Brooks...
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Scholarships and pens

Hey everybody, Scholarship checks are going out next week (congrats again kids!) and I have a new style of pen on offer. I'm calling it the Hale.  It's an exposed section pen.  The threads for the cap are at the front of the section.  It's a style that's been done...
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Scholarship Recipients 2021

It's time to announce 2021 Newton Pens Scholarship recipients! Johanna T, Emma L, Ashley V, Katherine P, and Christopher P. Each student is getting $1,000. All the money we raised is thanks to all of you who donate pens and stationery, and bid on our ebay auctions.  Thank you all...
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Pens up for auction and a little something else

Hey Everybody! A few more pens up on ebay today.  Every penny raised goes to scholarships for high school students going to college.  These scholarships change lives, and it's all thanks to all of you.  All I do is take a few photos and put em up on ebay.  You...
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Scholarship, Auctions, Valentine’s Day!!

Hi everybody! Kids!  Apply for our scholarships now!  If you know a high school student who needs some college money please please send them my way!  Only 1 student has applied so far.  Deadline is April 3, 2021. Lots of pens and now WATCHES up for auction on ebay - every...
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Ebay auctions for the scholarships – and welcome to 2021!

Hi Everybody! Thanks so much for following along and supporting the scholarship fund over the years.  I'm always stunned and grateful for the amount and quality of pens you all donate.  (and if you want to contribute, I'm always taking pen and stationery donations - I'll send a tax receipt,...
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