Baff Mfg was a company that seemed to concentrate on desk
items. They sold dip pens, dip pens sets , complete desk sets, letter
openers and they did have a line of fountain pens. I don't think they
sold many fountain pens, I'm not sure if I have ever had one. The dip
pens and desk mounts were often very stylish and made from brightly
colored catalin [bakelite]. The use of catalin seems to be their
only claim to fame. Collectors like their dip pens and bases, even if
they aren't pen collectors. The odd thing about Baff, was that they were
selling dip pens decades after fountain pens had almost completely
extinguished the high end dip pen market. They probably were the "king"
of fancy dip pens in the 30s and 40s.