Peter Twydle

The Pen Wizard

Two Generations of Fountain Pen Expertise

The original Pen Museum was a collection of over 3000 pens, pencils and ball points, built and maintained by my father, Arthur Twydle, over a period of 60 years

Before his death in 2005, my father was the U.K.'s leading expert in Pen Craft, known and respected in the trade as 'The Master'.

The Pen Museum no longer exists as a visitor centre and I am now breaking down many of the pens to use as spares in The Pen Museum workshop plus offering a few for sale.

Additionally, I have reproduced under the 'Masterclass' link, some of the many articles by Arthur and myself on the subject of Pen Craft that I hope you will find both interesting and useful.

About Me

My father began in the pen business shortly after returning from the war. He opened his first specialist pen shop in 1949 and over the years built a chain of shops in the North of England.

He received his training in pen repairs at the factories of all the major pen companies in the U.K. and Europe - Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman, Montblanc etc. and went on to open a service department to undertake repairs for all the U.K.'s major department stores and stationers.

I joined the family business on leaving college in 1964, trained in fountain pen repair by The Parker Pen Company - and my father of course, at whose feet they nicknamed me 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice’ - nowadays known as The Pen Wizard.

After Arthur retired he spent his time restoring vintage pens, designing repair tools and teaching others his expertise via his famous 'Masterclass' courses, while I continued to run the business with the web site as the new 'shop window'.

Now semi-retired, my days are occupied repairing and restoring fountain pens, pencils and ballpoints. My father bequeathed me a treasure-house of knowledge and experience and I have been privileged to continue his life's work.

Peter Twydle, Highlo, Greenacre Park, Hornsea, HU18 1UW, England
‘Fountain Pens’ by Peter Twydle

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