HISTORICAL PENS 2

 

Tuscany Pens has been fortunate to obtain limited quantities of historical woods and woods that tell a story.  We incorporate them into exquisite, handcrafted writing instruments.

LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE ON THE GREAT SALT LAKE, UTAH

Lucin Cut-off Train Trestle LUCIN CUT-OFF AT SUNSET: THE GREAT SALT LAKE, UTAH

The Lucin Cut-Off was a train trestle of the Southern Pacific railroad and went from Lucin, Utah to Ogden, Utah and was built across the Great Salt Lake in Utah.  Construction started in August 1902 and the trestle was put into service on March 8, 1904.  It saved  43 miles of travel distance  around the lake.  The curves and grades eliminated by this engineering feat saved enough power in moving such a train to carry a man 400 times between New York and San Francisco.

 

Dismantling Lucin Cut-off Train Trestle DISMANTLING OF THE LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE

 The trestle started to go into a decline in use starting in the 1960’s and in 1993, dismantling and salvage of the trestle began. 

 

Tuscany Pens was fortunate to obtain a limited amount of this re-claimed wood from the famous train trestle.  We have created a piece of history that can be held  in your hands and used everyday.

 

Lucin Cut-off Rollerball Pen PEN MADE WITH RECLAIMED WOOD FROM THE LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE

This pen has been crafted from precision stainless steel components manufactured in the United States.  The wood from the train trestle has been stabilized in a clear acrylic resin to help preserve the beauty of the wood, which has been naturally colored by the salt content of the Great Salt Lake.

 

The pen uses a standard Parker style refill.  We have upgraded our pen to use a quality Schmidt refill (our standard refill is black, but a blue refill can be supplied upon request at no additional charge.).

 

If you would like a different style pen, please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Our standard lifetme warranty applies.

LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE PEN
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Each pen comes in a protective black felt pouch.

LCOTT
LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE PEN
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Lucin Cut-of Convertible Pen Tritone Convertible with Fountain Pen Insert

Enjoy two pens for the price of one!

 

Can't decide between a fountain pen or a rollerball? Then the Tritone Convertible is the ideal pen for you.  Put in the fountain pen tip (uses either a pump or ink cartridge) for classic writing. Or, for a change of pace, replace the fountain pen tip with the rollerball (Schmidt refill). The wood from the train trestle has been stabilized in a clear acrylic resin to help preserve the beauty of the wood, which has been naturally colored by the salt content of the Great Salt Lake.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Our standard lifetme warranty applies.

Lucin Cut-off Rollerball Pen Tritone Convertible with Rollerball Insert
LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE TRITONE CONVERTIBLE PEN SET
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Each pen comes in a beautiful red box with a silk lining.

LCOTT-TRITONE
LUCIN CUT-OFF TRAIN TRESTLE TRITONE CONVERTIBLE PEN SET
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                     HE FLORENCE MILL                       MORMON WINTER QUARTERS PEN & OIL VIAL

A Settlement and its Mill

 

In the summer of 1846 a group of Mormons traveling west paused here along the banks of the Missouri River. They established a temporary city on Omaha and Otoe/Missouria tribal lands. They named their city Winter Quarters. Their path became known as the Mormon Trail.

 

Brigham Young, the group’s leader, decided to build a mill in Winter Quarters. A mill could process grain locally so that men and wagons need not travel to Missouri for supplies. Though Brigham Young was proud of their mill’s many contributions, it was intentionally temporary. The Winter Quarters gristmill was abandoned in 1848 as its stones and machinery were carted west to Salt Lake City.

 

Only two things remain today from Winter Quarters … the old pioneer cemetery and a few adz-hewn, randomly notched and pegged timbers within the Florence Mill.

 

The Florence Mill is Nebraska’s oldest mill.

 

Its job in the Twenty-first Century is to tell its stories.   Now own your piece of history.

 

 

This pen is made from some of the salvaged timbers from The Florence Mill - Mormon Winter Quarters.  It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and our lifetime warranty.  Other pen styles available upon request.  Please email with your requirements for a quotation.

 

 

We also offer consecrated oil vials.  The wooden vial pictured is from The Florence Mill.  The white is made from casein. The vials have a brass inner tube and a glass vial that has a plastic stopper with attached dauber.

THE FLORENCE MILL - MORMON WINTER QUARTERS
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The Florence Mill Mormon Winter Quarter pens and oil vials come with a Certificate of Authenticity. For standard oil vials, please let us know your choice of wood or acrylic.

FLORENCE
FLORENCE MILL MORMON WINTER QUARTERS
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SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON HOSPITAL, SAN RAFAEL, CA

San Quentin Prison Hospital San Quentin Prison Hospital (photo courtesy of Anne T. Kent, California Room, Marin County Free Library)

San Quentin State Prison Hospital

 

San Quentin State Prison is the oldest prison in California, having opened in 1852.   The prison hospital, which was built in 1885 in the Italianate style, was demolished to make way for a state-of-art healthcare facility that was opened in 2010. 

 

San Quentin Prison Hospital Deconstruction San Quentin Prison Hospital Deconstruction (photo courtesy of Pacific States Environmental)

The hospital was deconstructed in order to recycle the lumber.  The wood for this pen was donated by Crossroads Recycled Lumber (www.crossroadslumber.com).  In the process of deconstructing the prison hospital (so that its materials could be recycled by companies like Crossroads), workers uncovered the forgotten prison Dungeon, built by inmates as California’s first public work in 1854.  

 

San Quentin Wood Bolt Action Pen BOLT ACTION PEN MADE WITH RECLAIMED WOOD FROM THE SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON HOSPITAL

This bolt action pen has been crafted from heavy duty, patented components .  The wood from the San Quentin Prison Hospital has been stabilized in a clear acrylic resin to help preserve the beauty of the wood.

 

The pen uses a standard Parker style refill.  We have upgraded our pen to use a quality Schmidt refill (our standard refill is black, but a blue refill can be supplied upon request at no additional charge.).

 

If you would like a different style pen, please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Our standard lifetme warranty applies.

SAN QUENTIN STATE PRISON HOSPITAL BOLT ACTION PEN
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Each pen comes in a protective black felt pouch.

SQPH-BA
BOLT ACTION PEN: SAN QUENTIN PRISON HOSPITAL WOOD
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San Quentin Prison Hospital Convertible Pen San Quentin Prison Hospital Wood Tritone Convertible with Fountain Pen Insert

 

 

 

 

Enjoy two pens for the price of one!

 

Can't decide between a fountain pen or a rollerball? Then the Tritone Convertible is the ideal pen for you.  Put in the fountain pen tip (uses either a pump or ink cartridge) for classic writing. Or, for a change of pace, replace the fountain pen tip with the rollerball (Schmidt refill). The wood from the San Quentin Prison Hospital  has been stabilized in a clear acrylic resin to help preserve the beauty of the wood.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Our standard lifetme warranty applies.

san quentin historic wood fountain pen and rollerball set San Quentin Prison Hospital Wood Tritone Convertible with Rollerball Insert
SAN QUENTIN PRISON HOSPITAL TRITONE CONVERTIBLE PEN SET
( Sales tax and shipping costs not included )

Each pen comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a lifetime warranty.

SQPH-TRITONE
SAN QUENTIN PRISON HOSPITAL TRITONE CONVERTIBLE PEN SET
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WARNER BROTHERS PROP & STUDIO BUILDING 89

Warner Brothers Studio 89 Warner Brothers Studio: Cropped from the trailer of "The Petrified Forest" (1936)

Founded in 1918 by Jewish immigrants from Poland, Warner Brothers. is one of the world’s largest producers of film and television entertainment.

In 1904 the Brothers efforts focused on distribution of films. By World War I they were producing films, and in 1918 the brothers opened the Warner Bros. Studio on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. In April of 1923, with help from a loan, they formally incorporated as Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated.

In 2008 building 89 on the historic Warner Brothers lot was carefully deconstructed to make way for a new sound stage. Warner Brothers commendable commitment to recycling has preserved this high grade lumber.

These beautifully grained, Douglas Fir timbers, have been filmed in the background of notable superstars, such as John Barrymore, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, and Rin-Tin-Tin.

Tuscany Pens is proud to have some of this historic Douglas Fir from Studio 89. We offer limited edition pens from this wood. 

Warner Brothers Studio 89 Magnetic Pen Warner Brothers Studio 89 Pen with Magnetic Cap

A convenient pen for those that don't like to twist or un-screw pen caps!  Full size pen hand-crafted from the finest components has a magnetic cap that  easily pulls off and magnetically posts to the back of the pen.

 

 

 

Warner Brothers Studio 89 Bold Action Pen Warner Brothers Studio 89 Bolt Action Pen

This pen uses the same Studio 89 wood, but in a bolt action style pen. The bolt action is a heavy duty, patented mechanism that will give years of trouble free service.

 

Both the magnetic cap and bolt action pens use a standard Parker style refill available at any office supply store.  We have upgraded our pens to use a quality Schmidt refill in black (blue available upon request at no additional charge).

 

If you would like a different style pen, please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

As with all of our pens, both pens come with our standard lifetime warranty.

 

WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO 89 PENS
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Historic wood from Warner Brothers Studio 89

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WARNER BROTHERS STUDION 89 PENS
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PORT OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE

Port of Oakland Army Base PORT OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE

The Port of Oakland Army Base  

 

The huge Army terminal on the Oakland, CA waterfront, just south of the eastern entrance to the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge began life in January 1941, and the base was commissioned on December 8, 1941.  Its mission was to ship the Army’s men and supplies to the Pacific theatres of operation during WWII.  Mission support activities included maintaining facilities and equipment, performing industrial processes, repairing and upgrading equipment, preparing vehicles and equipment for overseas shipment, storing fuels and managing wastes, performing cleaning operations, and supporting seagoing vessels, rail, and land transportation fleet service vehicles. In January 1944 the name was changed from the Port of Oakland Army Base to the Oakland Army Base.  The   base was officially closed on September 30, 1999.

Port of Oakland Army Base Bolt Action Pen PORT OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE BOLT ACTION PEN

In keeping with the Army's tradition, this pen has been crafted from the Port of Oakland Army Base wood in a bolt action style pen. The bolt action is a heavy duty, patented mechanism that will give years of trouble free service.  The wood from the Port of Oakland Army Base has been stabilized in a clear acrylic resin to help preserve the beauty of the wood.

 

The pen uses a standard Parker style refill.  We have upgraded our pen to use a quality Schmidt refill (our standard refill is black, but a blue refill can be supplied upon request at no additional charge.).

 

If you would like a different style pen, please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Personalized, laser engraved (logos, pictures, names) wooden boxes available at additional cost.  Please contact us with your requirements so that we may provide you with a quotation.

 

Our standard lifetme warranty applies.

PORT OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE BOLT ACTION PEN
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Historic wood from the Port of Oakland Army Base.

POAB-BA
PORT OF OAKLAND ARMY BASE BOLT ACTION PEN
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PLEASE SEE  OUR OTHER PAGES OF HISTORICAL WOODS TO SEE WHAT OTHER HISTORIC WOODS ARE AVAILABLE. BECAUSE OF THE RARITY OF SOME OF THIS WOOD, THEY ARE AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE.