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Someone help me with this mystery, please. I bought this dip pen 10 years ago in an estate sale. It was very cheap. I believe I paid no more than two dollars for it. It's totally made out of brass. Uneven engravings on it. No markings to indicate its make or era. I have Google searched pictures of dip pens Numerous times and never found something similar. Any help or inside the deeply appreciated. Please forgive me for the poor quality of my cell phone camera. I did my best to present it. Thank you again, Gabriel

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As Shanga suggests, the mystery is why the pen is so very long, I also have a dip pen over 30cms in length and dont know why you would want a handle that is of that length. I also dont know why you would want a dip pen made of brass, it must be very heavy.

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Perhaps someone made it for their own use, and as they worked with the brass, it just became longer and longer? The end portion definitely looks slightly stretched.

 

Still it must be worth the price paid for it

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Is the nib (1) removable (2) labeled in any way?

Edited by Lloyd

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

Oscar Wilde

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It looks vaguely Victorian. I can't help you with particulars, but maybe check for similar items on ebay to get more info.

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Bo Bo Olson

It's still early. I have a Russian one that is metal, with a ball on the end. It's not all that heavy in it's hollow. 17 1/2 cm.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

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Hayseed Brown

That's the biggest shaft I've ever seen. How long is it??

 

That's what s…ah, never mind!

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