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#101 crescentfiller

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 19:39

I've been collecting Victorian dip pens and propelling pencils for twenty years or so.

 

Here are a few I found recently--the Mabie Todd is at the top.

 

The large combination in the middle is a particularly interesting find. I liked the combo and admired the engraving when I first picked it up, and I could tell that it was solid gold. What I didn't notice until later was the inscription.

 

It reads: "Presented to Miss Cooper, by the Officers, Col. Bakers Regt. July 2, 1861"

 

Edward Dickinson Baker was a US Senator and Civil War Colonel who died in battle shortly after the date on this combo, on October 21, 1861. He was a close friend of Lincoln; Lincoln even named one of his sons after Baker.

The nib is marked "G.W. Simmons and Brother, PHILA." The company made presentation swords and other items for the military.

 

I'm working on identifying Miss Cooper and her connection to the regiment.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 20:09

I've been collecting Victorian dip pens and propelling pencils for twenty years or so.

 

That is a fantastic collection.

Thanks for posting that picture.

Those things are works of art.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 20:31

Thanks Bordeaux,

 

They are the results of some serious hunting a month or two back and will fit nicely into the larger collection.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 05:02

I got my hands on a #4 nib a few months back, and to my great pleasure discovered that it fit beautifully into a black Doric ringtop. Mr. Minuskin put them together for me.
It’s a wonderful thing to write with - flex beyond the wildest dreams of any fountain pen!

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 14:22

Anyone here familiar with the combo with the animal/figural end piece (third up from bottom)?

It is marked Rauch Pat. Jany 1852. I'm familiar with Rauch history and pens, but am curious about the end piece.

 

Thanks



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 23:48

I've been collecting Victorian dip pens and propelling pencils for twenty years or so.

 

Here are a few I found recently--the Mabie Todd is at the top.

 

The large combination in the middle is a particularly interesting find. I liked the combo and admired the engraving when I first picked it up, and I could tell that it was solid gold. What I didn't notice until later was the inscription.

 

It reads: "Presented to Miss Cooper, by the Officers, Col. Bakers Regt. July 2, 1861"

 

Edward Dickinson Baker was a US Senator and Civil War Colonel who died in battle shortly after the date on this combo, on October 21, 1861. He was a close friend of Lincoln; Lincoln even named one of his sons after Baker.

The nib is marked "G.W. Simmons and Brother, PHILA." The company made presentation swords and other items for the military.

 

I'm working on identifying Miss Cooper and her connection to the regiment.

the most fascinating post in i don't know when.. please do share whatever additional history you discover.



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