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vintage piston filler identification favorit

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#1 nick2253

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 17:45

I recently purchased and restored this beautiful piston filler, and I'm trying to learn some information about it.  The only markings on the entire pen are "Favorit" on the cap, and "Warranted Wing Flow" on the nib.  While doing some research on "Favorit", I came across Lamy's Artus Favorit pen, and there are definitely some similarities here: the clip shape, and the piston mechanism's glued on cork.  My best thought is that this is some kind of knock off, but the quality of the materials and build make me think that this is more than just a copy.  Does anyone have any thoughts or perhaps any experience with a similar pen?

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 18:12

No idea but very nice pen... ;)  :thumbup:



#3 OMASsimo

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 19:32

"Favorit" was the model name of a German piston filler of the 1930s produced by "Deutsche Füllhalter-Werke" in Munich. Interestingly, this company started out as "Anglo-Amerikanische Füllfeder-Gesellschaft" in Munich in 1903 when the fountain pen still was a new invention coming from the New World.:)

 

Congratulations to this beautiful pen.



#4 nick2253

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 23:22

Incredible!  Less than two hours and we've already got an answer!

 

Your information led me to this page, and the poster calls this a "National Favorit".  I wonder if that's just a poor translation of the brand, or perhaps variations for marketing purposes:  http://www.fountainp...-global-thread/.  In any case, my pen is very similar.

 

In cases like these, I wish we had an exhaustive catalogue of all these old pens.  It'd be so nice to have all that old history captured!  Though I know how impossible that undertaking would be; I've got dozens of unidentified vintage fountain pens, and prior to today I never thought they'd be identified.  As I get through cleaning them up and repairing them, I'll be sure to post them, and just maybe we'll get those identified. :D

 

Thank you for the help!



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:12

Well, this is a little known brand but still much better documented than the zillions of no-name pens.

 

The company used various brand names like National (Germany) or Angloamer (England) for different markets. So, it's not a poor translation.

 

I absolutely agree that a library or data base for all the historical pens would be great. A forum like this one comes pretty close to this impossible quest. 







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