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Aikin Lambert Vs Aiken Lambert Capitole
Posted 14 October 2011 - 15:15
The green one's marking, in close-up:
Edit : I'm not really gifted for taking pics; the barrels' dimensions are identical.
The only differences are "E" instead of "I", and the marking being slightly more pronounced ("font size"?) on the green one.
Edited by olivier78860, 14 October 2011 - 15:18.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 15:21
Posted 14 October 2011 - 17:23
Posted 14 October 2011 - 17:56
The nibs' holes are heart-shaped.
Posted 15 October 2011 - 23:15
Posted 16 October 2011 - 00:28
Thanks, it's interesting. I have trouble imagining that they made a typo on one of their pens but it looks like they did.
I doubt that it is a case of a misprint or typo.
The period is interesting, companies bought each other and people started new companies with very similar names and competition was interesting at least.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 22:02
Posted 22 June 2012 - 20:54
If anyone has some information about this pen, I would be grateful for.
Here is a picture of the nib:
and here is another one of the pen and what I use it for:
Posted 22 June 2012 - 21:20
The nib in the top left of the advert says "Aikin Lambert", with an "i". I've read this review a couple of times and have also done some searching but so far have not come up with a historical explanation for the difference between the use of Aikin and Aiken. I have an Aikin Lambert Capitole Cabinet and it definitely has an "i" in Aikin.
How small of all that human hearts endure,
That part which laws or kings can cause or cure.
— Samuel Johnson
Posted 22 June 2012 - 21:40
Also, i have seen Aikin-Lambert fountain pens with Capitole nibs - but there are Aikin-Lambert pens with the company name on them. So I do not know whether these were produced by A-L or another ( Capitole ?) company. This is a knowledge only absolute specialists probably have, I suppose.
Posted 27 September 2017 - 20:12
This thread has the only information I've found about the "Aiken" Lambert Capitole, so I'll contribute my observation and conjecture on the subject.
I recently bought the same model of pen, in brown. I bought it from an FPN member who is based in France, like the original poster in this thread. So I'm wondering whether a French company made pens with the name, "Aiken Lambert."
The very close similarity between Olivier's pens makes me doubt that the "Aikin Lambert" pen and the "Aiken Lambert" pen were made by unrelated companies. According to online sources, the New York firm of Aikin & Lambert merged into its New York neighbor, L.E. Waterman, around 1915, but Waterman kept using the Aikin Lambert brand name into the 1930s. By 1926, Jules Fagard was making Waterman pens in France. Perhaps Fagard made Aikin Lambert pens as well, and misspelled the brand name?
Photos are below. Unlike Olivier's nibs, mine is not marked with the pen's model name, so it may not be original.