This solid brass fountain pen is made from brass at least 100 years old, salvaged from the old Ipswich Railways Workshop. Work commenced on the Ipswich Railway Workshops in 1864 and the workshops were continually expanded right through to the 1980s until it sprawled over a 42 hectare site. The workshops were originally built to assemble locomotives and rolling stock imported from Britain but in 1865 they built an engine truck, in 1866 they built 10 wagons and in 1877 they built their first locomotive, an A10 Class. The workshops built 218 steam locomotives between 1877 and 1952.

The brass that we use varies dramatically in appearance and every time we make a new batch that is markedly different, we will make a new listing and take new photographs. We usually make these pens in batches of ten and try to match the brass as closely as possible but each pen will be slightly different in appearance.

The workshops were closed in 1995 and reopened in 2002 as the Workshops Railway Museum under the auspices of the Queensland Museum.
The barrel and cap of this pen have a wall thickness of 1.1mm.  This is a solid, heavy metal pen designed to last a lifetime.

The brass is left in it's natural state with no protective coatings. The appearance of the patina will be affected by how often the pen is used and how the pen is handled. Skin oils from your fingers also affect the patina creating a pen that is as unique as you are.
We'll ship this pen with a protective oil coating and you can maintain it's appearance by regularly polishing it with a good quality mineral oil or you can simply do nothing and allow the oil coating to wear away or wipe it off with a cloth to hurry things along.
Gold plated or two toned OEM or JoWo nibs would compliment this pen very nicely.

The Heavy Metal series from Blackstone's Maxim Collection is a collection of metal pens with barrels and caps machined from solid metal bars with wall thicknesses of 1.1mm.  The Maxim series includes a number of features designed to enhance and simplify the fountain pen experience. Now you can have the nib that you want when you want it. It's easy to change nibs with the Maxim's screw in nib assemblies and there is a wide range of nibs to choose from.

Maxims accept standard international ink cartridges and converters so you don't need to hunt around for that special cartridge or converter that will only fit your pen. To post or not to post is no longer an issue. The Maxim barrel is specially threaded to allow the cap to screw on and post securely without damaging the barrel or the cap.
Maxim pens are designed and hand made in Blackstone, Australia. Each pen is assembled by hand and individually tested.

Easy to change and replace nibs with the Maxim's screw in nib assembly.
Choose from a wide range of quality nibs.
Well balanced with or without cap posted.
All metal pen chassis made from steel and brass.
Threaded barrel for the cap to post securely without damaging cap or barrel.
Accepts standard ink cartridges and converters.
Two Year Warranty
Made in Australia

Brand: Blackstone
Model: Maxim BLMA100DABRFP
Barrel Material: 100 year old brass. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Barrel Colour:  Antique brass.
Cap Material: 100 year old brass. 1.1mm wall thickness.
Cap Colour: Antique brass.
Cap Type: Screw on
Does Cap Post: Yes. Screws on.
Hand Grip Material: Brass
Trim Material: copper plated steel and brass.
Barrel Diameter: 12mm
Cap Diameter: 14mm
Hand Grip Diameter: 9mm to 8mm
Hand Grip Length: 23mm. 29mm including thread.
Length Capped: 130mm
Length with Cap Posted: 155mm
Length Uncapped: 122
Total Weight: 69g
Body Weight: 39g
Cap Weight: 30g
Filling Mechanism: Includes converter. Accepts Standard International Cartridges

Nib Size: #5 (5mm)
Nib Options:
OEM Medium: Gold plated, Two Tone Gold Plated, Stainless Steel.
JoWo: Two Tone EF, F, M, B, 1.1 Italic and 1.4 Italic.
Bock: Polished Stainless Steel F, M.
Warranty: Two Years.

Blackstone Pens are hand made made in Blackstone, Australia.


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Blackstone Maxim - 100 Year Old Dark Brass Fountain Pen

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