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Any help trying to identify this pen is greatly appreciated. I am not sure who manufactured this pen, when or where. Not even sure if it would be considered a fountain pen :(.

It once had an imprint on the cap but its completely worn out




By looking at the writing in different angles writing on it may be "Wall's fountain pen" "Pat, 30 Nov 1901 U._ _" although cant really be sure of it.




Pen is an eyedropper. Feed is basically a tube with a thread probably made out of ebonite like material going through it.




Thread was originally connected (glued) to the end of the feed tube , although this is now broken off. Nib is held by the outer metal case which has 2 layers. Nib is held in place like a dip pen. Metal part is slipped in to the tube and is secured by a small metal rivet that prevents it from rotating.




Pen does write but takes a while to get going. it doesn't flex at all and the nib is very stiff. Once newly filled it takes a little while for ink to reach the nib via the chain. Once it starts writing it doesn't leak etc. Although the cap is fairly long, once capped nib doesn't have any clearance and the tip almost touch the cap :(.




I am not sure if this is made in the U.K or in the U.S.A. Any help trying to identify this pen is greatly appreciated.


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Not a clue, but its innards are fascinating and rather artistic...it seems like a highly transitional object.

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The very early fountain pens had strange feeds. I would place this pen in the 1880s. It has a tube feed and the threads would be to improve the capillary action, although at the time of tube feeds, they really had no idea about capillary action being useful. Although some strange things were certainly made later as well. :)

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This is a New Zealand fountain pen sold between 1902 to 1906. The pen was patented registered in New Zealand, England, Australia, and the USA. The pens were also sold in England around the same time.

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Thank you soo much for this info.
I never knew there were New Zealand made pens in this early period of time. 


Thanks again, and best of luck for your research :).

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