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#1 Gedion

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 04:56

I found this large flat top Presto Fountain pen on the Bay (6 inches capped and almost 7 inches posted)

I can't find much on the history of the company though I found a reference to them making an

unreliable product.  As I opened the pen for repair, I discovered that the pen has a metal (?brass or copper)

sleeve inside the section end of the barrel extending about 1 1/2 inches into the barrel and what appears to be gold filled

and riveted clip that is labeled gold filled.  This appears to be a well designed and elegantly manufactured instrument.

 

Anyone know a bit about this pen or company?

 

Thanks

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#2 jakson

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:35

It is a lever fill pen, Presto oversize fountain pen that was made in the USA in the 1920s. This pen is made of green bakelite. It is not catalin style bakelite, it is more of the type used in insulators. .








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