Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 273

From one wonderful gold pen to another! This is another one of Christopher's recent vintage acquisitions...

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

Christopher: "As with so many vintage pens I have run across, the original source on this particular pen was just not available. A thorough going-over with a 20x magnifying loupe produced no clues on either the barrel or cap. And the nib, as fine as it is, only carries the imprinting Warranted and 14K, which I do not think relates to the pen's origin either. Still, a magnificent gold overlay and well worth having. Collectors of vintage pens, for the most part, are usually impressed enough to not pass up on the likes of gold overlays, even without id markings.

This pen is of good size and in just brilliant shape overall. Better still, when filled, it lays down the ink most responsibly. I could not pass up on the opportunity of tying its style and make up in with at least one manufacturer, and what I found with my research is that it seem to be well-connected, at least in part, with Wahl Eversharp in the early nineteen twenties."

There are a couple of nice articles on Wahl's All-Metal" fountain pens from the 1920s on
-- Wahl Art Deco Metal Pens 1921-1929
-- Wahl Art Deco Machine Engraved Patterns 1921-1929 (the photos are stunning!)

Our thanks, as always, to Christopher for his contributions to our little virtual "show & tell" :)

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