The following is a list (strictly in alphabetical order) of the main historical brands of fountain pens. In recent years, driven by the return of attention to this writing instrument, there has been a flourishing of new companies, and also the "resurrection" of some historical brands that were closed long time ago, just to produce bad imitation of old models or pretentious luxury items with little value from technical or stylistical point of view.
Here are listed only those brands which are between the main historical producers of fountain pens, and that were present on the market from before the '50s. To open a section on recent productions all interested people are invited to contribute. A more detailed list, with all minor brands and sub-brands can be found here.