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#1 KreepyKen

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 16:11

I picked up this beautiful brown and green Inkograph for $15 in a local Antique Mall yesterday, and I can't for the life of me figure out what model it is or what year-range it may have been manufactured in (mid 40s to early 50s maybe?).

 

This pen looks almost exactly like their Ink-D-Cator line, except that my pen is way more tapered at the ends of the barrel and cap. Also, the clip reads INK O GRAPH instead of INK D CATOR.

 

Does anyone know what model this is and when they manufactured them? Thanks!

 

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#2 lallin

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Posted 19 July 2015 - 00:21

This pen is post-WW2; I put it between 1947 and Inkograph's demise, around '52.  Dating the pen is based upon the clip design; Inkograph filed a design patent for it in '47, granted in early-'48.  Inkograph's print ads of the '40s show the previous clip design well into '47.  In mid-to-late '47, Inkograph ads became much less elaborate and did not illustrate whole pens, just the writing point, therefore are no longer helpful in dating a design.



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Posted 22 July 2015 - 02:19

This pen is post-WW2; I put it between 1947 and Inkograph's demise, around '52.  Dating the pen is based upon the clip design; Inkograph filed a design patent for it in '47, granted in early-'48.  Inkograph's print ads of the '40s show the previous clip design well into '47.  In mid-to-late '47, Inkograph ads became much less elaborate and did not illustrate whole pens, just the writing point, therefore are no longer helpful in dating a design.

 

Thank you for the information! That's a lot more than I found on my own.







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