I'm trying to establish a timeline for the dates that Soennecken used these Gold and Steel nibs in their pens.
The first one on the left came from a 507 (circa 1938), but I'm curious to find out which year Soennecken first allowed this type of steel nib (crown w/ 3 jewels and "S", all beneath the big "V") - were they an option for their pens as early as 1930? Certainly they were the standard 1938-1945, but when did this particular style end, and when did the appearance of their steel nibs change over to #3 and #4 from left (crown w/ 3 jewels and "S" beneath "Soennecken", and no big "V")? Was it 1947 or later? Does anyone know when that newer style steel nib was phased out?
Regarding the 2 gold nibs pictured: I believe #2 from left was used 1930-1937, and fairly sure after post-war production picked up again around 1947 until the late 1950's. Any thoughts?
The first time I've seen the newer style gold nib (#5 / far right - big "S" superimposed over an "O") is around 1960... but I'm wondering how long this style gold nib was used (?).
- Don Jr.