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#1 antoniosz

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 10:55

An interesting eary 30s Chilton - Long Island ad Dec. 7, 1930.



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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:30

didn't get to reply to this immediately.

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...


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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
Jade
Black and Bronze (black and gold)
Turquoise (blue and gold)
Black and pearl
(missing color)
Pearl black veins (onyx)
clown (Harlequin)
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Posted 24 January 2007 - 11:32

Rick it is from Suracuse Herald Sunday Dec 7, 1930 p. 6. This is the best copy that I have. Indeed, the reference to the different models is the mot interesting part.
Here is another one from same source, few weeks earlier (Nov. 16, 1930 p. 5).


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Posted 24 January 2007 - 18:28

Not that I can "clearly" make this one out, but heck if that pen doesn't seem to have the Boston style "S" clip.

And what's really weird, they reference the "rocker' clip....
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:32

Another reference to the "rocker clip". 11-30-1930 same newspaper.


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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:05

Ahh.. looking at this on my "better" monitor at work, they are both in fact, regular Long Island era rocker clips.
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