Welsh Mfg. Co. Providence, RI
Posted 09 May 2006 - 18:42
This is an interesting old pen. There are no identifying characteristics on the outside. The pen has a clip vaguely similar to a Parker, that being an arrow but otherwise the clip is not particularly unusual.
The nib reveals the only piece of history available. It reads: Welsh Mfg. Co. Stainless Steel. Providence, RI.
The nib may also be right oblique. Either that or it's been damaged. But, it doesn't look damaged and when I dipped the pen, it writes reasonably well so I'm inclined to discount the likelihood of damage.
Do I have any photos? No. I seem to recall reading somewhere on the FPN site how to upload photos to some other source but can't recall where.
So, two questions for all of you Providence, RI fans:
1) Ever heard of this company?
2) How do I upload photos?
Posted 09 May 2006 - 18:54
Posted 09 May 2006 - 21:01
Posted 19 May 2006 - 02:31
I don't know, but suspect they did make at least some of their own pens. I would suggest asking that question over at Lion & Pen ( http://kamakurapens.invisionzone.com/ ) where there are folks with far deeper knowledge than mine!
Right Dan Let's see the reaction at L&P when someone asks about Welsh
DRP, use this link to find all the patents of the Welsh Mfg Co. It appears that they went out of business around 1972. The patents should give you some information should you want to pursue this more. Let us know what you find.
Edited by antoniosz, 26 May 2006 - 14:40.
2. Some reference postings on FPs.
3. Some pen videos
4. The perfect fountain pen
Posted 19 May 2006 - 21:14