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Burnham B48, stub nib
Posted 03 September 2006 - 19:40
I recenty purchased a 1950's Burham B48 with a stub nib. cleaned it and changed the ink sac. This company was one of Conway stewarts competitors. It tended to focus on customers who didn't want gold nibs on their pens. Burnham mostly used stell nibs that screwed into the section. This makes changing nibs easy. Their plastics were very colorful and unique. This brand can form the basis for a nice useful collection.
The writing sample shows how the stub nib offers interesting line variations. Its relatively smooth but has no flex. If you look at the nib closely it will become vident that it wil never win a beauty contest. I wonder if customers in those days had the same impression.
Finally, I think that Burham is an under rated brand that would benefit from more interest. In my collection I have a high end Burham with a gold nib and rings. Probably to compete with Swan. Happy pen collecting.
Posted 03 September 2006 - 19:48
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Posted 03 September 2006 - 20:06
Please write more reviews!
Posted 03 September 2006 - 22:23
That nib looks almost identical to some Osmiroid nibs I have that fit into Esterbrook sections.
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