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OMASsimo posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First StopA while back I bought a pretty German button filler for a song and by now I restored it completely. Material seems to be a "red and pearl swirl" celluloid well-known in the 1930s. The imprint reads JUWEL Carl Klipperl Frankfurt a/M I could not find any info on this pen. But there was an early German manufacturer, first called Anglo-Amer and later International from the 1920s on which produced a pen with a model name "Juwel". That's the closest I can get. The construction points to the 1930s. Button fillers were rather uncommon in Germany after the piston filler was introduced in 1929. Colourful celluloid was mostly produced for export during that time. The feed is very plain without fins and rather thin. The imprint on the nib reads "WARRANTED / 14car / 1ST Quality" also common in the 1930s for imported nibs from England or the US. Does anyone here know something about it? Any info is highly appreciated.
The National seems to be rather an obscure German brand, not often mentioned on fountain pen forums. As far as I can say their pens were of good quality but that's it; of no spectacular design and lacking far reaching innovation. Probably the most comprehensive historical account can be found on the already defunct Collectible Stars web page: http://www.collectiblestars.de/Angloamer.html I have a feeling that there is more to this brief history. Meanwhile, one of my few Nationals: http://i.imgur.com/bR4agvL.jpg National Favorit (74), F, ?1930s