Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 75

....and here's another adorable vintage fountain pen recently acquired by René - his Salz Brothers 'Peter Pan' fountain pen...

(all photos courtesy of René ~ please click on images to enlarge)

René: "The Salz Brothers was one of the more venerable second-tier pen companies of New York in the 1920s (but probably existed earlier). They are most well known for their black hard rubber pens, which are not often sen and are quite sought after these days. The Peter Pan was their line of tiny pens, which I was told was meant for very young writers, hence the name. They are found in many forms, including hard rubber flat tops and ring tops."

"Although small, this particular one is larger (which isn't saying much) than the Ratner Flapper, and is actually a lever filler. It's likely from the 1930s, and is made from a beautiful, shimmering, spiraling, green and gold plastic(?) material." 

"The steel nib and the clip are also marked, "Peter Pan," and it sports a beautiful Art Deco cap band."


"Like the tiny Ratner, it will fit in your hand if posted, but otherwise would be too small. It's a beautiful little pen that would fit nicely in someone's pocket or purse."

Nice find, René! Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

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