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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Introducing: Edison Beaumont




The Edison Pen Company has come out with a new production line pen, the Beaumont. Brian Gray has been interested in developing smaller Edison pens lately, starting first with the Mina (custom only), the Pearlette (custom only), and then with our collaborative Edison Nouveau Encore and now these Beaumonts.

In the video, I cover:

  • Beaumont unboxing (0:38)
  • Showing all 3 colors (0:55)
  • Comparison between the Beaumont and Encore (2:35)
  • Removing/swapping the nib units (7:20)
  • How it fills/cartridge/converter (8:10)
  • Comparing the Beaumont to the Collier (9:50)
  • Comparing the Beaumont to the Hudson (10:25)
  • Comparing the Beaumont to the Herald (11:22)
  • Comparing the Beaumont to the Premiere (12:00)
  • Close-up of the 3 Beaumont materials (12:47)
  • Writing with the Beaumont (14:15)

Because of the threads inside the black blind cap on the end of the body, Edison actually recommends not converting the Beaumont to an eyedropper. If you would like to do it, it can be done, but you need to seal the blind cap, which I didn't realize when I shot this video.

You can view the Beaumont in comparison to every other pen at GPC in the Pen Plaza. It looks very similar in shape and size to the Encore, that's hard to ignore. Let's see the dimensions of the two side-by-side:

Comparison of the Edison Beaumont and Encore dimensions, pulled from GouletPens.com

The biggest difference between the two besides the slight dimension difference and the medallion on top of the Encore is that the Beaumont uses the larger Edison #6 nib that all of the other (non-Encore) production Edisons use. Here's a writing sample of the nibs available for the Beaumont:

Edison #6 nib size options, available in the Beaumont.

Edison Beaumont fountain pens, as they grow in nature.

Classy black accents on the Edison Beaumonts, I'm a fan. Left to right: Sapphire Flake, Bedrock Flake, and Black Onyx Flake.

Edison Beaumont materials, flakes everywhere!

The Beaumont is a welcome addition to the Edison line. It's available at all of the Edison retailers, including GouletPens.com. What do you think of this new pen?

Write On,
Brian Goulet

3 comments:

  1. I just 'discovered' Bexley, primarily as a result of discussions here at Goulet. After picking up a new BX802 for a song, I'm sold on the brand. The Bedrock Flake 18k is now on my Christmas list. :-)

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  2. Please forgive the brain freeze above confusing the two pen brands. That's what I get for commenting while on a conference call and eating breakfast...
    While the Bexley is a fine pen, my comment was more about the Edison brand. Here's hoping Santa has a Beaumont in his bag for me. :-)

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  3. Haha, that's okay. Bexley and Edison are easy to mix up :)

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