Manuscript

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Since 1856, as a result of Manuscript’s association with D. Leonardt & Co, Manuscript have been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design. Now over 150 years later Manuscript continue along that path combining the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting craft products. Whether you are a returning customer or new to the Manuscript brand, you will find that Manuscript offer a vast and ever growing array of products that combine high quality with competitive pricing. From the classic world of dip pens and inkwells to our contemporary range of Fountain Pens, Italic markers, wax seals and coloured markers, you can almost see the generations unfold before your eyes.

Manuscript Pen Company Ltd is a family-owned company established in 1989 and based in Highley, Shropshire, England. Manuscript is one of the few remaining Companies in the world specialising in the development, production and sale of fountain pen and dip pen based calligraphy products. A history of Birmingham pen nib manufacture entitled The Steel Pen Trade, has been written by the former Chairman of D.Leonardt & Co, Arthur Charles who acquired D. Leonardt & Co in 1949 and was the father-in-law of Manuscript’s present Chairman and Managing Director, Nick Stockbridge. In 2010 Nick Stockbridge’s son Charles became the Commercial Director for Manuscript.  He is the fifth generation of the family to be involved with the manufacture and distribution of high quality pen nibs in the West Midlands.