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"city Of Cranston" Dip Pen Nib Found In Antique Shop


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Today I was in a antique shop looking around and found this dip pen. I wasn't going to buy it, but then I noticed the nib said "City of Cranston" on it. This is a city in RI near my house. I'm thinking this pen was either used in an official document signing ceremony, or, more likely, it was school-issued equipment to students back when dip pens were used. What are your thoughts on this? Do you know who may have manufactured this nib?





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No idea who may have manufactured the nib, but I think your guess about it having been purchased by the city for use in schools or city government offices is correct.

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I can't see the pictures, but could it be Cross? They're originally a RI brand, though Providence, not Cranston.

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