This is the pen:
This is the pen's description:
"ANTIQUE TOLEDO FP (PELIKAN, KAWECO). This is an antique toledo fountain pen, sold as is. The pen cap is marked: A MORTON NEW YORK."
I have been reading on FPN about the A Morton / Kaweco connection in this Kaweco history thread, and wonder if this pen is a joint-effort from the two companies? I have seen some images of early Kaweco pens, and they are very fine. The gold-coloured designs of this pen seem quite fine and neat, but otherwise the pen finish seems quite crude... perhaps one day long ago it was a handsome pen, before it was abused.
I can't fathom what the pen is made of... but the condition is very, very poor - the cap has rusted through and the side of the cap seems to have holes. I originally thought the gold design was damascene, but with some help from rhr/George, I now understand that it is much more akin to traditional Toldeo decoration techniques. (Cap/barrel sleeve engraved and inlaid with gold.)
The nib reads:
If anyone can shed some light on this odd lever fill pen, it would be much appreciated. I'm expecting the pen in the mail this week, so when it arrives I wll add some additional pictures and any other findings.
(This is also posted in the Writing Instruments forum.)
Edited by Phthalo, 06 September 2006 - 21:20.