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#1 ThePenCollector1

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 11:20

Hi guys. I've purchased this dip pen, and know nothing about it, apart from its French. Can you please help me know more about it. Thanks in advance.image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg

Edited by ThePenCollector1, 05 August 2016 - 12:20.


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#2 Pickwick

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 13:25

I take it that you're trying to find out the make of the pen holder, because the nib usually has the maker's name on the nib. From your photos the pen holder looks mass produced from the way the ferrule is pushed in and  looks as if it could have been sold in F.W. Woolworth.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 13:39

I take it that you're trying to find out the make of the pen holder, because the nib usually has the maker's name on the nib. From your photos the pen holder looks mass produced from the way the ferrule is pushed in and  looks as if it could have been sold in F.W. Woolworth.

I meant the nib, however thank you for informing me that the holders not very valuable. Would u know who made the nib. I was unable to determine that.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 15:18

A 'B' is visible and if the makers stamp is not clear {which often is the case} may have been made by Brause who I believe is now owned by an American company. If you're certain the nib is French then then the 'B' may designate it being made in Belgium. I have a selection from that country marked Etat Belge Belgischestaat.

 

I apologize, I didn't intend my comment on the pen holder to be derogatory in any way.


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#5 grainweevil

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 17:16

Examples of J nibs in this thread may help you perhaps. To me the C Brandauer in post #9 looks the likeliest. Pull it out of the holder and no doubt all will be revealed.



#6 ThePenCollector1

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 18:14

A 'B' is visible and if the makers stamp is not clear {which often is the case} may have been made by Brause who I believe is now owned by an American company. If you're certain the nib is French then then the 'B' may designate it being made in Belgium. I have a selection from that country marked Etat Belge Belgischestaat.
 
I apologize, I didn't intend my comment on the pen holder to be derogatory in any way.


No no, that's absolutely fine. Thanks for the input towards my quest for identifying my dip pen

#7 ThePenCollector1

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 18:16

Examples of J nibs in this thread may help you perhaps. To me the C Brandauer in post #9 looks the likeliest. Pull it out of the holder and no doubt all will be revealed.


Good idea. Yeah maybe I should do so, and I should be able to know the manufacturer of the nib

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 18:21

Yes, usually dip nibs (called pens, confusingly enough) are marked on the shaft--the part that is invisible because it is stuck into the holder.

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 22:19

Looking at the pictures, I can see a certain amount of letters engraved on the shaft of the nib. But not completely nor clearly enough to read it. Pulling the nib should, indeed, give you enough information to ID the nib. Please follow up and let us know what you find out.

 

The nib looks like a standard nib, with maybe a bit of flex. Should write fairly well. Also, it is easy to change the nib out for any other standard dip nib. So, you should be able -- for a dollar or two -- to get a pen that writes out of the deal.

 

Best of luck,


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:10

I know very little about dip pens, but I have been collecting pens long enough to believe that a plastic (celluloid?) holder like yours is uncommon and very attractive.  Congratulations on a nice find.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 20:50

It's a pretty holder :thumbup: ...I have some 12 or so 'cheap' wooden ones, that were not cheap (being noobie foolish decided I wanted a holder for 'each' of my nibs..... :headsmack: :doh: ..there was this guy at a flea market with a whole slew of them....and I turned off my brain. :wallbash:

 

One of those days when I was let out the house with money in my pocket. :unsure:

...and an old celluloid one, and a couple of fancy metal ones.

 

Then there are the new Oblique wooden ones I ordered....triple sigh, still unused.

There is nothing at all wrong with your holder....it's a pretty one.


Edited by Bo Bo Olson, 07 August 2016 - 20:51.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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