Michael's Pen Story...

In the spirit of all past pen inventors, Michael started designing better gripping pens in the early 1990’s due to the calluses on his fingers. His efforts resulted in two U.S. Patents being granted to him named Ergonomic Writing Instruments 5,228,794 and Ergonomic Instruments 5,332,324. By licensing the invention to a Taiwan importer, Michael was able to successfully market his patented spiral barrel as “The Worm ™ Pen”, to Wal-Mart ® and other mass-market retailers in the U.S.A. International sales were also achieved in Japan, Taiwan and Europe.

The aluminum FAT BOY ™ pen line is Michael’s latest designs incorporating his U.S. Patents and an extra wide barrel for gripping comfort. Each pen is machined in the U.S.A. from aircraft quality billet aluminum bars and assembled using the highest quality retractable mechanisms from Germany & genuine Parker ® Gel refills from the Parker Pen Company.

The exclusive Arcangelo ™ Edition features a patented spiral grip that fits comfortably in your hand by allowing your fingertips to rest upon the grooves and is machined out of solid billet aluminum!

The distinctive styles, shapes and overall appearances of all Michael’s writing instruments and the circumferential inscriptions extending around the end of all Michael’s writing instruments, are trademarks of M. Hochstetler. The circumferential inscription on the end of every writing instrument signifies that it is an original Michael’s writing instrument and part of Michael’s family of writing instruments. Michael’s spiral writing instruments are covered by one or more U.S. Patent Nos. 5,228,794 and 5,332,324. All rights reserved.

Parker ® is a registered trademark of Parker Pen Co. Wal-Mart ® is a registered trademark of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Cross ® is a registered trademark of A.T. Cross Company. Michael’s Pens LLC is not affiliated with Parker Pen Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. or A.T. Cross Company in any way.

Michael's Newspaper Articles About The Worm Pen:


Nov. 3, 1991 South Bend Triubune - South Bend, IN
Nov. 3, 1991 South Bend Triubune - South Bend, IN

Nov. 7, 1991 Notre Dame - The Observer - Notre Dame, IN
Nov. 7, 1991 Notre Dame - The Observer - Notre Dame, IN

Nov. 13, 1991 Chicago Tribune - Nat. Back-To-School Show - Chicago, IL
Nov. 13, 1991 Chicago Tribune - Nat. Back-To-School Show - Chicago, IL

Apr. 30, 1992 Notre Dame - The Observer - Worm Pens Go On Sale! - ND, IN
Apr. 30, 1992 Notre Dame - The Observer - Worm Pens Go On Sale! - ND, IN

Oct. 22, 1992 Notre Dame Media Advisory - Notre Dame, IN
Oct. 22, 1992 Notre Dame Media Advisory - Notre Dame, IN

Nov. 4, 1992 - Bremen Enquire - Tokyo, Japan Show - Bremen, IN
Nov. 4, 1992 - Bremen Enquire - Tokyo, Japan Show - Bremen, IN

Getting A Grip - April/May 2005 Issue - Stylus Pen Magazine - Pg. 80-83 (Click for Story)

July 2006 - Notre Dame Magazine Pg. 58 - Available at ND Bookstore - Notre Dame, IN
July 2006 - Notre Dame Magazine Pg. 58 - Available at ND Bookstore - Notre Dame, IN

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Link to Notre Dame Magazine - Michael's Fat Boy Article in Archives - Alumni Affairs Pg. 58 - Summer 2006


Contact Information: sales@michaelspens.com, Michael's Pens LLC, 1123 Miami Trail, Bremen, IN 46506 U.S.A. Tel:312-498-5988