Friday, May 22, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 17

Next up---Jerred's Delta fountain pen (ca. 1980s) , a pen he calls "one of the weirdest Deltas in my collection... and it wasn't made by Delta."


Read on...

(all photos by Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This slim little pen is one of the strangest Delta pens in my collection... and it wasn't made by Delta. I have not been able to find out who actually made the pen, but from my research it seems to be German in manufacture. I've also seen this same pen sold under both the Senator and Reform brands. The pen seems to date from the early 80s, so it's entirely possible that this is one of the first, if not THE first pen that Delta sold."

"The engraved logo is certainly the first logo that Delta used on their pens. The other truly strange thing is just how slim this pen actually is - the pen is 6mm wide at it's widest point, including the cap. This puts it in the same range as the Sailor Chalana and Aurora Marco Polo, and the only converter I could find that would fit is the converter made for the Sailor Chalana."

(As an aside, I suggested to Jerred that Elysee might be the manufacturer---they were a German pen company that was around in the 1980s and made quite a few slender fountain pens)
In any case, I love a good mystery, so many thanks to Jerred for sending us photos of this one!

1 comment:

Quieter Elephant said...

I'm glad you suggested Elysée! I was holding my Elysée 60 in my hand when I saw this, and the clip is very similar indeed. Not to mention the slenderness.