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This is registered pen number BALL1914. Only 6 men signed both the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence – Two of them lived in the house next to this tree. ( This Mulberry tree is believed, by some historians, to be the Only still living tree planted by a signer.)


The Historic site is Summerseat in Morrisville Pennsylvania. The signers were Robert Morris (the financier of the revolution) and George Clymer. It not only was the home of Robert Morris and George Clymer, but also served as Washington’s headquarters at the end of 1776, as well as a Revolutionary War court. (And was the site of a reception for The Marquis de Lafayette after the war.)
This site, as most sites, is in need of support, so I make and sell these pens and donate some of the pens back to the site for their own use in fund raising. If you visit this site (check for it’s open times http://www.historicsummerseat.com/) ask to buy a pen, that support helps.


Nature gives each of these a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source I can only make so many, so they will remain inherently rare. Hold some history in your hand and share it with friends and family.

To help you find pens from specific historic sites I have put together these links.

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and the “Financier of the Revolution” - and Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.

Battle of Trenton (1st) - - The amazing first battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.

Battle of Monmouth - The longest single battle of the American Revolution http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Monmouth&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

The Tennent Oak – Witness tree to the Battle of Monmouth http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=tennent&order=date_desc&view_type=list&ref=shop_search

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Armey, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.


Striking black streaks in the outline of a candle flame surround a honey brown patch that flashes dark to light when tilted in the light. With age the pen will turn deeper shades. It is a twist action Ball Point pen that uses a Cross refill available at any stationary in broad, medium and fine points and three colors. The metal finish is a sealed 24kt gold.


Each pen comes suspended in a box suitable for gift giving (gold with a clear top) and a parchment paper pamphlet giving a history of the site, and its most notable inhabitants Robert Morris (a life filled with irony) and George Clymer.


These pens are meant to be used, but they are also meant to be collectable and passed on to succeeding generations or among friends. Therefore each is given a unique, recorded collectors number. Along with the number I keep 4 high resolution photos for future authentication identification if needed. These pictures are also sent along with the pen on the accompanying authentication and continuing provenance card. The continuing provenance card is there for each successive owner to sign and give this pen a family history of its own over the years. So if you are giving this pen as a gift you should sign the first slot to start its history trail.

Sites I now have available are:
Princeton Battlefield
The Mercer Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Princeton)
Battle of Trenton (1st)
The second Battle of Trenton
Valley Forge
Christ Church Burial Ground
The Benjamin Rush Oak
George Clymer
Thomas Paine
William Pen
The Benjamin Franklin Holly
The Tennent Oak ( a witness tree in the Battle of Monmouth)
Monmouth Battlefield

I will continue to add more.
In the works are:
Washington’s Crossing
Richard Stockton Morven)
And others

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Student or Teacher of Political Science pen


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: mulberry, wood, 24kt gold finish, cross type refill, turned, Historic wood, Educational material
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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