Template talk:Fountain pen manufacturers

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Removal of pen makers with no article[edit]

I removed these manufacturers because they don't have an article. Let's add them back when they have an article, that way the template is is easier for its main purpose of navigation:

  • USA
    • Dani Trio
    • Esterbrook
    • Eversharp
    • Krone
    • Senator
    • Wearever
  • Japan
    • Nakaya
    • Sailor
  • Germany
    • Marlen
    • Porsche
    • Swan
  • Italy
    • Columbus

Bautze (talk) 21:18, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps adding them to the template will prompt contributors to create pages for them? Acceptable (talk) 16:41, 12 August 2009 (UTC)


Should this template be called "Pen Companies". -- Mjquin_id (talk) 03:12, 20 January 2009 (UTC)


Should it be listed as France or USA's company? It was established in USA and shutdown in 1954 but French subsidiary continued using the name. Then it was bought by Newell Rubbermaid in 2001.--AnaTo (talk) 06:15, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

As the 20th century wore on Waterman's conservatism allowed its younger and more innovative competitors to gain market share -- Parker, Sheaffer, and Wahl-Eversharp, in particular. By the later 1920s, Waterman was playing catch-up; it continued to struggle through and beyond World War II before finally shutting down in 1954.
Waterman's French subsidiary, Waterman Jif (later Waterman S.A.), continued to prosper and eventually absorbed what remained of the American company and its British arm. Successfully weathering the challenge of the ballpoint pen, it was acquired by Sanford, a division of Newell Rubbermaid, in 2001, owner of The Parker Pen Company.