All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Saturday, October 22, 2005

History Recycled

Maine Heritage Products has carved out a fascinating niche for itself. The Old Town company— formed in 1998 by a retired middle-school teacher— sells refillable pens hand-crafted from vintage woods.

Each pen is named for the source of its wood. Boston and Maine RR Pens are made from wood removed from an old passenger car, while Lobster Trap Pens are made from retired lobster pots. Wood is recycled from schooners, school desks, and moose antlers. My personal favorite has to be the Boston Garden Parquet Pen, whose origin is self-explanatory.

Detailed information on the source of each material is provided on the histories page.
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