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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
Vannachana posted a topic in IntroductionsI just found this site trying to do a little research about a pen pencil set in a zippered leather case with a paper that says Knirps - written in German. It is only about 4 1/2 inches long - I believe I saw something like it described as a midget. The nib is marked 14K and has a mountain goat picture which I saw someone identify as a Bock nib. Most of what I have found about the company is that they make umbrellas - ha I know it is very old but I don't know how old. There is still several pieces of led in the pencil. Just wondering if anyone knows anything additional about it or the company - how many were made...anything. Thanks!