Star Spangled Pen
- Twist-top activator
- Retractable rollerball
- Brushed antiqued brass clips and trim
- Cap band is engraved with Fahrney's logo
- Unique packaging
Oh, say can you see? This special edition pen honors the history of early America. With an image of the battle flag that inspired the poem that would become the United States national anthem, the Stars and Stripes on the barrel are overprinted with Francis Scott Key’s lyrics. Show your appreciation for the patriotic story behind the flag and a young nation's struggle for freedom.
According to oral history, in 1776, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross visited Betsy Ross at her upholstery shop in Philadelphia. Washington presented a sketch of a flag for Betsy to make, comprised of 13 red and white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars.
On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid by the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags. On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.
In 1929, Earl Fahrney founded Fahrney's Pens as a fountain pen repair shop in Washington, D.C. With discretionary spending in a lull, Fahrney's repair business thrived. He slowly expanded and ultimately decided to sell new writing instruments, including the revolutionary ballpoint pen. Fahrney's Pens remains a family-owned business in downtown D.C.