I had some traveling done last week and over the weekend and our travels took us to Tulsa, OK. Being the pen enthusiast that I am, I looked to see if any pen stores could be found in the Tulsa area but alas, none. My wife then found a place in Oklahoma City that specializes in vintage fountain pens called Bradford Ink. We decided to make the side trip to OKC, as it was only 90 more minutes away and wow, what a pen collection.
Bradford Ink is a small shop owned and run by a husband and wife team. This shop is much more of an overall antique shop but features over 1000 vintage fountain pens. Robert Bradford was working and is an extremely friendly fella that loves fountain pens and we had a great time talking all about the world of pens.
He has a website for the business where you can view the inventory of his pen stock but he does not play in the online sales arena and has little desire to do so. As a vintage pen dealer, this makes a ton of sense as making sure the pen works is a huge part of the buying experience.
I found Montblanc, Parker, Sheaffer, Waterman, Pelikan and so many more with even a rare find mixed into the stock. I walked away with a Parker Vacumatic from 1939 and a bottle of ink and I will definitely stop there again anytime I find myself in the Oklahoma City area.
If any of you find yourself in the same area of the US, please stop into Bradford Ink and check it out for yourself. I love my “new” Parker, BTW.
2838 Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
This post is based off of my opinion and experience and I do not represent Bradford Ink nor am I being compensated in any way.