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Chilton Long Island Ad
Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:30
This is a great ad, wish it was a bit clearer, in terms of condition, but we got what we got.
Anyway, neat to see the reference to harlequin, whichof course is "clown"
also of particular note, it references Onyx, which I am unsure of, but perhaps this would be similar in appearance to Waterman's onyx, aka, what I call Chartreuse and red veined?
maybe we got a new name for an old favorite...
actually, no, this ad dates to Dec 1930, it cannot be chartreuse and red vein, since it's a high number color, and all of the colors listed, are low number (early) colors, almost in order, with the exception of cream and bronze missing in the sequence altogether. Also, I always thought green and black pearl (sheaffer green and black marble, and Parker sea green) was a low number color, perhaps it is, or just wasn't listed in this group, my guess is it was introduced a bit later.)
The color, therefore must be pearl with black veins, since chilton offered two different pearl and blacks, in the Long Island series, one being similar to Sheaffer's mix, and the other being more like the Duofold series, witht he veins of black running thru the pearl.
Antonios, is there any way to get a real clear copy of this ad?
Perhaps finding the original publication where it appeared?
I got to imagine it's a newspaper.
so the colors listed in the ad are... (in numerical order)
Black and Bronze (black and gold)
Turquoise (blue and gold)
Black and pearl
Pearl black veins (onyx)
Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:32
Here is another one from same source, few weeks earlier (Nov. 16, 1930 p. 5).
2. Some reference postings on FPs.
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4. The perfect fountain pen
Posted 24 January 2007 - 18:28
And what's really weird, they reference the "rocker' clip....
Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:05