Allegory Goods

The Holden Wooden Pen

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Allegory Goods

The Holden Wooden Pen



A slim rollerball pen by Allegory, handmade from wood that helped rebuild Chicago after the fire of 1871. The Holden Series is a limited edition - only 500 will be produced.

In 1872, in an effort to help Chicago rebuild after the fire gutted the city in October 1871, Charles Holden commissioned the CCP Holden Building. As the president of Chicago's City Council he was also instrumental in coordinating the entire city's efforts to bounce back. Today the CCP Holden building (1027 W. Madison) is a fixture in the west loop, and a registered landmark. We were lucky to come across a few large douglas fir boards that were removed during a recent renovation, and we're putting them back to work by incorporating them into a limited edition writing instrument.

Our Writing Instruments:

  • Handcrafted in Chicago.
  • Standard refills available from office supply stores.
  • Includes a brief printed history of the woods in each package.
  • Always, completely, no matter what, guaranteed. Just call us.
  • Tree planting donation to the National Forest Foundation for each pen sold.

Limited Editions

Occasionally we come across something truly special - a piece of reclaimed wood that directly took part in history. 

All limited editions are a fixed, numbered release and include a certificate of authenticity signed by our founder.