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Hi, Folks!

 

Moved from the 2019 Fall Pennant announcement thread.

 

This is a preview shot of a Carter Coralite Green fountain pen, model 9117, meaning 9=color, 1=large, 1=long, and 7=large nib, c. 1927, from the article “Carter’s Fountain Pens Part 1”, by Ross McKinney.

 

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Hi, Folks!

This is a shot of five of the Carter pens photographed for the Fall 2019 Pennant. Left to right, 6233 (Light) Turquoise Blue Ringtop, 3135 Black Chased Hard Rubber Ringtop, 1115 Red Polished Hard Rubber, 5125 Coralite Blue, and 6233 (Dark) Turquoise Blue Ringtop.
Moved from the Fall 2019 Pennant announcement thread.

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Hi, Folks!

 

Moved from the Fall 2019 Pennant announcement thread.

This is a shot of a Carter's black chased hard rubber 4125, with an ornamental red hard rubber cap band, featured in the 2019 Fall Pennant.

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Hi, Folks!

This is a shot of three Coralite Blue Carter pens photographed for the Fall 2019 Pennant. Left to right, single wide band 5125, two narrow band 5125, and 5223.
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Hi, Folks!

This is a shot of five of the Carter pens photographed for the Fall 2019 Pennant. Left to right, 4223 red-black mottled Coralite celluloid, 4223 red-black hard rubber, 9117 Coralite Green, 5125 Coralite Blue with two cap bands, and 5125 Coralite Blue with one wide cap band.
Moved from the Fall 2019 Pennant announcement thread.
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Hi, Folks!

 

Thought I would kick off this thread with exciting photos taken for the Fall 2019 Pennant! Please post yours!

This is a Carter's model 5125 Coralite Blue celluloid fountain pen c. 1927-1928. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, in 1928 Carter’s had five Coralite celluloid colors: Coralite Blue, Coralite Green, Red-black Mottled, Turquoise Blue, and Squirrel Gray. This 4 15/16 inch pen features gold filled trim, including a single wide cap band, patented spring-loaded clip and 90-degree limited excursion lever.
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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 4223 red-black mottled hard rubber fountain pen c. 1926-1927. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 4=red-black mottled hard rubber, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 2=medium, and the nib 3=nib size. This 5 1/16 inch pen features gold filled trim, including a single cap band, cap top trim band, patented spring-loaded clip and patented 90-degree limited excursion lever. The barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. This particular example was a service loaner and is also stamped SERVICE PEN LOANED BY over HUTCH. OFFICE SUPPLY. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over SUPERWEAR over PEN, with Superwear indicating a firm nib.

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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 4223 red-black mottled Coralite celluloid fountain pen c. 1927-1928. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 4=red-black mottled Coralite celluloid, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 2=medium, and the nib 3=nib size. This 5 1/32 inch pen features gold filled trim, including two narrow cap bands, patented spring-loaded clip and patented 90-degree limited excursion lever. The barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 1115 red polished hard rubber fountain pen c. 1926-1927. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 1=red polished hard rubber, the barrel diameter 1=large, the length 1=long, and the nib 5=nib size. This 5 1/2 inch pen features gold filled trim, including one wide cap band, patented spring-loaded clip and patented 90-degree limited excursion lever. The cap top has an ornamental black hard rubber cap band. The barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 6233 Turquoise Blue ringtop fountain pen and pencil set c. 1927-1928. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 6=Turquoise Blue, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 3=nib size. This 4 3/8 inch pen and 4 3/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including one wide cap band, the ringtop, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

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I have a few, and I'll try to get photos of all of them, but here is one I just got. It's a Dragon pen.

 

 

 

Way cool! Based on the clip, this may be a very early model.

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This is a Carter's model 6233 Turquoise Blue ringtop fountain pen and pencil set c. 1927-1928. Note the color is a light turquoise green, which indicates that either Carter had two versions of this color or the set is stamped incorrectly as to color. It's shown with the celluloid gift box. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 6=Turquoise Blue, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 3=nib size. This 4 3/8 inch pen and 4 3/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including one wide cap band, the ringtop, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.



http://www.penhero.com/Temp/Carter6233LightTurquoiseRingtop_2048_01.jpg



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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 6233 Turquoise Blue ringtop fountain pen and pencil set shown in the celluloid gift box c. 1927-1928. Note the color is a light turquoise green, which indicates that either Carter had two versions of this color or the set is stamped incorrectly as to color. It's shown with two other Carter celluloid gift boxes. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 6=Turquoise Blue, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 3=nib size. This 4 3/8 inch pen and 4 3/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including one wide cap band, the ringtop, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/Carter6233LightTurquoiseRingtop_2048_02.jpg

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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 5233 Coralite Blue ringtop fountain pen and pencil set c. 1927-1928. It's shown with the celluloid gift box. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 5=Coralite Blue, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 3=nib size. This 4 1/2 inch pen and 4 5/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including one wide cap band (two on the pencil), the ringtop, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/Carter5233CoraliteBlueRingtop_2048_01.jpg

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Hi, Folks!

This is a Carter's model 9233 Coralite Green ringtop fountain pen and pencil set c. 1927-1928. It's shown with the celluloid gift box. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 9=Coralite Green, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 3=nib size. This 4 1/2 inch pen and 4 5/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including two cap bands, the ringtop, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/Carter9233CoraliteGreenRingtop_2048_01.jpg

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This is a shot of five pens photographed for the Carter's article in the Fall 2019 Pennant. Left to right, 9233 Coralite Green celluloid ringtop, 9223 Coralite Green celluloid, 4125 black chased hard rubber with an ornamental red hard rubber cap band, DeWitt-LaFrance Signet gold-filled which uses the same patented spring-loaded clip and 90-degree limited excursion lever as Carter's pens, and 5233 Coralite Blue celluloid ringtop.

 

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/CarterProfiles3_2048.jpg

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This is a Carter's model 9223 Coralite Green fountain pen and pencil set c. 1927-1928. It's shown with the celluloid gift box. According to Ross McKinney's article "CARTER’S Fountain Pens: THE EARLY DAYS" in the Fall 2019 Pennant, the model number is stamped on the base of the barrel and has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 9=Coralite Green, the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 2=medium, and the nib 3=nib size. This 5 inch pen and 5 7/16 inch pencil feature gold filled trim, including two cap bands, the pen's patented 90-degree limited excursion lever and the pencil's cone tip. The pen barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

 

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/Carter9223CoraliteGreen_2048_01.jpg

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This is a Carter's model 10117 Coralite Lacquer Red oversize fountain pen, mildly streamlined, c. 1929. According to Ross McKinney's article "Carter’s Fountain Pens: The Pearltex Era" in the Spring 2020 Pennant, the model number has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 10=Coralite Lacquer Red, the barrel diameter 1=large, the length 1=long, and the nib 7=nib size. This 5 11/16 inch pen features gold filled trim, including two narrow cap bands, patented spring-loaded clip and patented 90-degree limited excursion lever. The cap top and barrel end have black end plates. The barrel is stamped -CARTER's- over PATENTED over THE CARTER'S INK CO. over BOSTON - NEW YORK - CHICAGO. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN.

 

The Spring 2020 Pennant is expected to ship by end of March 2020!

 

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/CarterCoraliteRedLarge_2048_02.jpg

 

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Hi Folks!

 

This is a Carter's model 11237 Pearltex Pearl (white) Ladies’ derby type fountain pen with a short clip, c. 1931. According to Ross McKinney's article "Carter’s Fountain Pens: The Pearltex Era" in the Spring 2020 Pennant, the model number has four "columns" that, on this pen, describe the color 11= Pearltex “Pearl” (white), the barrel diameter 2=medium, the length 3=short, and the nib 7=nib size (in this case a number 3 nib and a clip instead of a ring). This 4 5/16 inch pen features gold filled trim, including two narrow cap bands, a short clip and patented 90-degree limited excursion lever. The cap top and barrel end have rounded black end plates. The barrel has no imprint. The gold nib is stamped CARTER over INX over PEN over 14K. The pen sold for $4.00 and the matching pencil sold for $2.00.

 

The Spring 2020 Pennant is expected to ship by end of March 2020!

 

http://www.penhero.com/Temp/CarterPearltexWhiteShort_2048_01.jpg

 

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