The 1776 Historical Woods Collection: Declaration of Independence Fountain and Ballpoint Pens is a limited edition group of pens that feature wood from the only remaining original chestnut timber beam used in construction of Independence Hall in 1735. Independence Hall remains hallow ground as it is there that our forefathers declared our independence and nominated George Washington as our first Commander-in-Chief.
During a renovation of Independence Hall in 1897, sixteen of the original chestnut support beams were replaced. Only one of those original beams survived the years intact and documented. From that very beam, this historical pen series was born.
The father and son team behind Eagle Pen Company are purveyors of the world's most unique writing instruments. They share a goal of bringing the luxury pen back to America. From start to finish, each pen is designed and hand made in the USA.
Declaration of Independence Fountain Pen
The Declaration of Independence Fountain Pens feature a pen body with sections of the chestnut timber beam from Independence Hall. The pen caps feature original painted artwork by Lynn Peterson celebrating the Second Continental Congress and the original signers of the Declaration of Independence. Using John Trumbull's famed 1819 "Declaration of Independence" oil painting as reference, Lynn Peterson hand-painted a miniature oil painting in colorful gouache on each pen cap.
Each Declaration of Independence Fountain Pen edition contains one capped fountain pen, which can be converted into a rollerball pen, special red ink for the fountain pen, and a small vial of the chestnut wood used to create each pen. The edition is presented in a special gift box with a numbered and signed certificate from Eagle Pen Company.
This pen series is a limited edition - with only 76 pens in the series.
Length - 5 1/4" capped, 6 1/2" posted. Weight - 1.8 oz
Declaration of Independence Ballpoint Pen
The Declaration of Independence Ballpoint Pens are a lighter and more portable alternative to the Declaration of Independence Fountain Pen edition. Each Declaration of Independence Ballpoint Pen has a pen body composed of sections of the original chestnut timber beam used to build Independence Hall. The edition is presented in a special gift box with a numbered and signed certificate from Eagle Pen Company.
Length - 5 1/4".