Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016 Views: 21
I don't see that Steuben did make pens as part of their official inventory; however, I know many glassblowers made things like pens and pipes and other novelties on their own at the end of the work day. Corning Glass Works made pens for the 1939 World's Fair, but I believe those would be readily identifiable. Other companies, such as Sandwich Glass, also made glass pens. I am attaching a list of articles and books relating to glass writing instruments. These would be available through interlibrary loan at your local library.
I would suggest you contact the Carder Steuben Club, also, as they might be able to help you to know if your pens are Steuben. You can find their website at:
I have also contacted a Carder Steuben collector and author of several books on Steuben, so when I hear back from him, I will let you know what he says about whether or not Steuben did produce writing pens.
Dear Jean: I contacted the expert on glass pens and he is happy to share his research knowledge with you, if you would like to contact him.
His name is Lon Knickerbocker and his e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
He is very knowledgeable and has researched and collected Steuben pens for years.