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Pen Room

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Pen knib display
Detail of pen nib display
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The Pen Museum, Birmingham.

Museum and Pen Trade Memorabilia.

Contains fascinating displays of writing instruments, with particular emphasis on the huge variety of pen nibs produced locally, in the era when Birmingham dominated the world market for steel nibs.

Visitors may press steel nibs using old fly presses (under supervision!).

Nearby Attraction - Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.

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