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E.S. Penkala
Find out all about Eduard Slavoljub Penkala, the great inventor of writing instruments.

 

About the book
Read a few extracts from the forthcoming book.

 

Sales
Here you can order the book, pens, pencils, as well as spare parts.

 

Photo gallery
Many photographs of Penkala fountain pens and pencils and examples of advertisements from the old Penkala factory.

About the book

 

 

AN ESSENTIAL NEW BOOK FOR ALL ENTHUSIASTS AND COLLECTORS OF VINTAGE WRITING INSTRUMENTS

 

 


 

     

     

      

 

The book Penkala Writing Instruments contains a complete review of mechanical pencils, fountain pens and other writing implements manufactured by the Penkala-Edmund Moster & Co Ltd factories between 1906 and 1937 in Zagreb and Berlin, as well as the biography of the ingenious inventor Eduard Slavoljub Penkala.

 

 



       The book is richly illustrated with original documents and photographs, and all writing implements are reproduced in their actual size. It is an invaluable guide and source of information for every lover and collector of vintage writing instruments from the world over.

 


       The text is presented in parallel in three languages: English, German and Croatian. The book is subject to copyright, and is printed in hardback, in a 23.5 x 32 cm format, on 170 gr matt paper. It contains 152 pages, and consists of the following headings: 

 

 


 1. PENKALA WRITING INSTRUMENTS

   - Eduard Slavoljub Penkala
   - Arrival in Zagreb
   - The automatic pencil: the beginning of a career
   - Partnership with the Mosters
   - The Berlin subsidiary
   - The first Croatian aircraft             
   - World fame
   - The Elevator factory
   - The manufacture of writing instruments and school accessories
   - The premature departure of the genius
   - Change of name
   - The Pelikan fountain pen
   - Closing down the factory in Berlin

 2. PENKALA AUTOMATIC PENCIL

  3. THE TWIST MECHANISM PENCIL

  4. PENKALA FOUNTAIN PENS

    - Safety filling pens
    - Lever filling pens
    - Push-button fillers
    - Bulb filling system
    - Piston filler

  5. THE LEPOGLAVA FACTORY

  6. OTHER GOODS MANUFACTURED BY THE PENKALA FACTORY

  7. PENKALA CLIPS

  8. PENKALA NIBS

  9. THE ART OF ADVERTISING

10. OTHER MANUFACTURERS OF WRITING INSTRUMENTS IN CROATIA

11. OTHER MANUFACTURERS OF WRITING INSTRUMENTS  IN THE WORLD

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