Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 173

Today's featured item is the newest addition to Jerred's ever-increasing Delta fountain pen collection!

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

Jerred: "This slim, gold-plated Delta pen probably dates from the early to mid 1980s.  Early on in their life as a manufacturer, Delta purchased pens from other manufacturers and re-branded them for sale."  

"Most of these pens are German made and have very little branding on them.  This pen is really only distinguishable as a Delta as it has the original Delta wordmark near the bottom of the cap."

"The pen is otherwise entirely unbranded, including the nib, which is rather uncommon.  I purchased the pen NOS from a seller in Italy.  The nib wrote, but I wouldn't call it particularly great."

I asked Jerred which of the two skinny Delta fountain pen models was slimmer---this gold-plated one, or the silver one from a similar era that was featured on our blog last May. He said the silver one was quite a bit thinner.

The measurements for the gold-plated Delta (measured by Jerred with his calipers :) are as follows:

Length Capped: 137.5MM
Uncapped: 123MM
Width at Widest Point: 10MM
Grip: 7.5mm up to 8.5mm 

Many thanks to Jerred for sharing his new find with us!

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