History: This fountain pen was handcrafted from a Red oak tree (Quercus rubra) that still stands in Old Harvard Yard. Old Harvard Yard is home to many of the university's freshman dormitories and Massachusetts Hall, which was built in 1720 and thought to be one of the oldest academic buildings in the United States. In the bottom floors of Massachusetts Hall are the University President offices. Across the Yard stands the John Harvard Statue or "The Statue of Three Lies." This branch was removed January 2014 to ensure the health and beauty of the canopy in Old Harvard Yard.
Fountian Pen Specifications:
- A German-made two-tone nib with iridium point
- Ink refill cartridge
- Postable threaded end cap
- Box and card explaining the history of the wood