Saturday, May 7, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 367

Since tomorrow marks V-E (Victory in Europe) Day, I thought it'd be fitting to feature a "Victor" fountain pen for today's virtual show & without further ado, here's Christopher to tell us about about his newest acquisition:

Christopher: "I was surprised to find that the Victor Company of New York, had a long and commendable history of producing pens from their inception in 1919 to well into 1960s, when they moved into the production of ball point pens. I have several Victor vintage pens, but I think that this particular late 1940s model is one of the nicest."

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

"It exudes quality from its 14K Gold filled Eversharp Skyline-shaped cap, to a very Parker-ish matching arrow clip. This is a lever filler, which does take its fair share of ink when filling. The barrel and cap Darby are a smart India black, which offsets the long gold cap sleeve perfectly. The grip section comes complete with a built-in ink view window. And to finish this wonderful writing instrument off, it sports a flexy 14K Gold Warranted nib. Needless to say, the Victor company built quality into this pen and it will stand out quite responsibly as such in my vintage pen collection" 

What a smart-looking vintage pen! Thank you, Christopher, for sharing these interesting finds with us here, on our pen club's blog :)

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