I was rummaging in a workshop by my grandmother and found two fountain pens (and two pencils)
The pens are both marked:
REGISTERED MADE IN AUSTRIA
On the barrel.
Both are identical in appearance but the cap thread is different (hah!).
I'd say they're from somewhere between 1910 and 1920 but I'm not expert.
They're piston fillers but I think they can't be serviced. I did a google search and read something along those lines and it looks to be that way, so I guess it'll be a dip pen from now on..
The feed seems to be a rubber 'hose' that touches the underside of the nib, which seems to be a push fit. At least that's how it came out.. Barely touched it and it jumped at me! Might be how the other one got lost.
The nib currently it caked in ink and/or oxidation. Not sure of the material, looks a bit too orange to be gold.
Looks like it has no tipping either, just bent up flat ends, more like some caligraphy nibs. Seems flexy.
Piston 'knob' turns on both, not sure if they're still sealed though.
I suppose the bodies are hard rubber?
Here's a few photos (sorry, I didn't whip out my macro set up, so phone pics)
Anyone ever came across these before?
And the pencils:
This one looks like a kit pen.I'm not sure of the resin. Didn't smell like anything I've turned when polishing it!
And this seems to be a Wahl Eversharp Coronet(?)