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Does anyone know anything about Golden Rule pens?

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#1 illiteratti


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 21:53

I just picked up a new pen today, a Golden Rule Pen...does anyone know anything about this pen or company?

From what I gather, this company went belly up in the twenties, but that's about all I know. I'd like to know more about these pens, mainly because I love this one! I have some pics, but they aren't so good, I took them on my camera phone, so sorry about the quality...

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 23:36

New one to me but now on my list of pens to look for. Have you tried the "Pen History" forum?
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#3 illiteratti


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:32

QUOTE(EventHorizon @ Sep 25 2007, 04:36 PM) View Post
New one to me but now on my list of pens to look for. Have you tried the "Pen History" forum?

No, didn't even think of it, good idea though...thanks

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 13:05

Nice looking pen...BHCR, in the line of Waterman pens of the era...wonder if it is a lower end Waterman...

What nib??? Warranted???

(Please NOTE...I am actually being serious. I am going to THE NJ/NY PEN SHOW. I have trotted out the PEN BILL modality. Hence I DID NOT go for the GOLDEN RULE PEN CO. MOTTO bit--SQUIRT INK AT OTHERS BEFORE THEY SQUIRT INK AT YOU)


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Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:11

No, but when I came upon the pen pictured below, I snapped it up. As you can see from the pics of the clip and lever, it was a NY Company.
Here is the pen and a close up of the clip and lever. The nib on mine is a Fount O Ink, which is a replacement.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:03

I just bought a Golden Rule Pen today, also! I got it from the Fountain Pen Shop in Monrovia. I went looking for a flexible nib like a Namiki Falcon.

They didn't have a fine in stock, so Fred Krinke showed me two old Watermans from the 1920s and this one, which he said had never been sold or used, since it was in left over stock.

It is a lovely pen with which to write. I love the motto:
"Serves You Write"

Oh, and it has a Warranted nib

So, I planned to buy a nice shiny new pen, but bought vintage....and would have bought more.....


Edited by Marsilius, 12 December 2007 - 07:15.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 19:50

Even this was originally posted in 2007. Today in 2013 I purchased one of these pens in a fine nib with a nice flex to it.  Mine is not smooth but has a texture on it which adds to the luster of it. Picked it up at the Fountain Pen shop in Monrovia. Now to fill it with some fresh ink and enjoy it!



Edited by rcksil, 15 November 2013 - 19:52.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 20:54

looks nice :thumbup:

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 21:12

Fred Krinke of the Fountain Pen Shop in Monrovia, CA did a presentation on the Golden Rule Pen Company at the LA Pen Show this past February. I'm sure he could give you a lot of great information. 

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:15

He certainly can.  He gave a similar presentation to the Southern California Pen Collectors Club.  Basically, the Golden Rule Pen company moved from New York to California and eventually went out of business.  Fred was given the opportunity to buy up the existing stock, which he did.  You can still purchase these pens from his store.

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