Monday, February 14, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 327

Now, here's a vintage fountain made by a company that sounds like it might be a British brand, but isn't. Intrigued?
Read on about Christopher's newest acquisition...

Christopher: "The Warwick Pen Company was located in Rhode Island, New York during the early 1950s, but reached out to the Salz Bros company, after it became the Stratford Pen Company, to manufacture a very nicely styled, lever filler fountain pen. I picked up a number of these Warwick pens in a range of most attractive colours but ended up retaining only one in the Jet Black.

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

"This Warwick pen sits very well in hand to write with, measuring all of 6 ¼ inches in length posted, but caps back to a pocketable 5 ½ inches. It is a thick pen where the barrel meets a somewhat long tapered grip section sporting quite a small, but smooth, ‘Signature’ marked 14K gold plated nib. But really what makes this pen outstanding for me, is the attractive design started with a vertical corded line barrel that has a pointed end. This barrel is, in turn, complemented with a plain black plastic finished matching cap that has a rather wide arrow-shaped Warwick branding clip. The filling lever, cap clip and ring are also gold plated to finish, in my mind, what appears to be a really nice pen. Oh yes, definitely a third tier contender, but well worth the consideration." 

Our thanks to Christopher for sharing another great vintage find with us!

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