Jump to content

Snapfil Fountain Pen Counter Display Case



Recommended Posts

RogerRamjet

I have had my eye on this display case for a few weeks. Bit the bullet and bought it last weekend. I added the lower shelf and the green felt fabric. The case has been restored and I do believe that it may have had mirrors on the back 2 doors. What do you think ... was there probably a mirror on each door or not?

 

The name plate on the back top says "Made by Specialty Display Case Co. Kendallville, Indiana"

 

Gives me a great place to display my Sioux City collection (from left to right): Houston Fountain Pen with a Houston 3 nib, Snapfil fountain pen with a Houston 2 nib, Jiffy pen with a Jiffy 2 nib and a Snapfil pen with a missing nib. Now, I just need more Sioux City pens (and even a Kaligraph pencil or 3) since I do live in ... Sioux City, Iowa.

post-95709-0-18231000-1457751604_thumb.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 12
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • RogerRamjet

    5

  • Vintagepens

    4

  • DaveT

    2

  • wascallyrabbit

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

That's great!! Is there evidence of mirrors mounted to the doors?

 

What years do you think that was used?

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerRamjet

No evidence of mirrors but in researching I did see a similar case with mirrors on the doors. Personally, I like the wood instead of mirrors.

 

I believe this case would be from the early to middle 1920's since this is when they would have been manufactured.

Link to post
Share on other sites
wascallyrabbit

if you like the wood doors then i wouldn't worry about mirrors and leave it be. i also like it with out the mirrors.

Link to post
Share on other sites
inkeverywhere

Don't wreck the fantastic look you have as it stands. Mirrors no way!

 

Greg

"may our fingers remain ink stained"

Handwriting - one of life's pure pleasures

Link to post
Share on other sites

Between this and other things I've seen posted here, I might have to start frequenting antique stores.

Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

Brands we carry: Benu Pen, Conklin, Kaweco, Monteverde, TWSBI - Diamine, J Herbin, KWZ- Clairefontaine, Field Notes, Rhodia, Whitelines

Link to post
Share on other sites
RogerRamjet

Yes, David! I definitely would like to see it!!

Edited by RogerRamjet
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
RogerRamjet

David, LOVE the case!! Should you ever think of parting ways with it, I would be interested in it. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
RogerRamjet

David, Sorry for the late response but have been "offline" for a couple of weeks. I was not able to go to Chicago this year but maybe another. I would have loved to be there to hunt for some more Houston/Snapfil/Jiffy pens from Sioux City! :) I hope you had a good time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37512
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30257
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25570
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
    • LizEF
      If one wanted to do this, one could just use the "About Me" field which appears to be unlimited in size.  And if a bunch of people wanted to cooperate, the Member Title field (or signature) could be used to this end - "Ink Giver" (or some such) could be used by those with inks to give...  No software edits required.
    • Arkanabar
      I suppose the update issue could be mitigated.  One would post a link in signature, to the particular part of your profile where you list the inks that you're willing to post samples to others, gratis.  But looking at profiles, I suspect that would require an edit to the board's software, potentially a nontrivial task.
    • A Smug Dill
      I read your idea as getting willing givers to publicly register as members of a set of heterogenous servers, in a system in which a client would explicitly select an available server from a list, to which he/she will then send a request privately and asynchronously. Request handling in the system is unmanaged, and individual requests are handled by the targeted servers completely independently on each other. I think the model is fine, although there are some operational concerns you may want to
    • Daneaxe
      First thought on the method/system of ink sharing: Think the best way, to begin with, is to follow the way of the US thread: offer up a (small) list of inks you are willing to PIF, to whoever expresses interest. Write clearly in the "mission statement" how it works, with a tiny "quid pro quo" that even a struggling student can comply with, i.e. post your opinion and a writing sample, with option of a full review if desired.   So yours truly might say: "I'm offering up samples of D
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 5 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 123mjc92
      123mjc92
      (29 years old)
    2. 77kath
      77kath
    3. abs
      abs
      (49 years old)
    4. baxtrom
      baxtrom
      (43 years old)
    5. clrobert60
      clrobert60
      (61 years old)





×
×
  • Create New...