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Does anyone know anything about Golden Rule pens?
Posted 25 September 2007 - 21:53
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...
Posted 25 September 2007 - 23:36
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"
US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992)
There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.
Frank Herbert, Dune
US science fiction novelist (1920 - 1986)
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:32
No, didn't even think of it, good idea though...thanks
Posted 26 September 2007 - 13:05
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)
Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:11
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.
Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:03
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.
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.
I have expensive hobbies, Guns, Photography, Ham Radio and now Fountain pens. I guess I will never retire!
Posted 15 November 2013 - 20:54
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.
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.