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#1 Zendawn123

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:07

Hello all,

 

I have come into a collection of very old gold pens. One such pen (though many resemble this), is shown below. I am looking for a little help on identifying this pen, but am looking for a reasonable way to identify the other ones that I have as well.

 

Any tips/tricks for these types?

 

If any specific information is required, please inform me and I will follow up.

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#2 sidthecat

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 02:42

What do the nibs look like?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 06:00

No clue unless one sees the nib, filling system, marking somewhere on barrel, cap or blind cap/barrel end.
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Posted 04 October 2018 - 14:17

Given how long the apparent cap is, I'd guess this was meant to be a desk pen of some sort...

 

Concur that we'd need to see legible markings on the nib and anywhere else...



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 14:24

Looking at the Davis & Lehrer booklet, the op's pen looks to be one of the 'Taper Cap Pens'  -  though not necessarily a Waterman of course - and with a date of c. 1900, give or take a handful of years.               I could be wrong, but don't believe such models were designed as desk pens, though in view of the long BHR caps you'd be forgiven for thinking they were.



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Posted 04 October 2018 - 14:27

Looking at the Davis & Lehrer booklet, the op's pen looks to be one of the 'Taper Cap Pens'  -  though not necessarily a Waterman of course - and with a date of c. 1900, give or take a handful of years.               I could be wrong, but don't believe such models were designed as desk pens, though in view of the long BHR caps you'd be forgiven for thinking they were.


Agreed. Reminds me of this listing I saw at Peyton Street Pens' website last night:

https://www.peytonst...works-well.html

The taper cap is a different shape, but same idea and pretty neat!

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 18:28

We can definitely help, but to do that we need better photos of the pen, any words on the nib, and if you can look carefully and find any words on the body of the pen itself. 

 

That is what we need to give you any information. 

 

Would love to see more!

 

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 02:05

We can definitely help, but to do that we need better photos of the pen, any words on the nib, and if you can look carefully and find any words on the body of the pen itself. 

 

That is what we need to give you any information. 

 

Would love to see more!

 

Andrew

 

Hey thats great, I will provide more pictures first thing in the AM with my macro lens. I will post them as soon as I have em. Thanks guys for the responses! More pics to come.



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 03:03

 
Hey thats great, I will provide more pictures first thing in the AM with my macro lens. I will post them as soon as I have em. Thanks guys for the responses! More pics to come.


And pics with a normal lens with better lighting would be helpful as well 😄





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