- About Us
Welcome to the PenHero.com store!
PenHero.com was founded September 26, 2001 by Jim Mamoulides as a simple on-line archive of fountain pen links. His motivation was to create a web page because the bookmarks in his browser had become unwieldy with over 150 sites collected. He thought it would be easier to manage if he dumped the lot to a webpage that he could access easily and get where he wanted to go with a single click, rather than navigate a bunch of nested menus. The site quickly grew to become a creative outlet for articles on pen history, pen reviews, and a repository of pen information.
PenHero.com not only contains hundreds of pen related web links in our PenBookmarks.com mini site, but is a photo-illustrated on-line magazine style resource of information about vintage and modern writing instruments. We invite you peruse the numerous articles, penographies, advertisement galleries, desktop wallpapers, and vintage user guides that are frequently updated each month.
Enjoy your visit, and enjoy the word's best hands-on hobby, the hobby that connects your thoughts to paper with the pen in your hand.
Some Facts About The PenHero.com Site
- Over a hundred photo-illustrated articles on fountain pens, including identification guides and details on models, dates and original prices of many of the world's leading pen manufacturers. These can be found in the PenGallery and PenInHandsections of the site.
- 11 vintage advertisement galleries, by manufacturer, with over 250 vintage pen advertisements, an essential aid for pen identification. These can be found in the PenGallery.
- 5 penographies, by manufacturer, with outlines of the history and significant models of each pen manufacturer, and direct links to articles on many of the models and events in company history. These can be found in the PenGallery.
- 48 vintage user guides, scans of the original instruction booklets. These can be found in the PenGallery, or directly in theLibrary of Vintage Pen And Pencil User Guides.
- Dozens of desktop wallpapers in multiple sizes.
- Over 950,000 hits per month, from pen collectors all over the world!
- Thousands of unique visitors each day, including you!