Victorian dip pen [holder] by John Holland. It was made in the
1800s and it measures 5 3/4" long. There is no nib. The handle is
black enamel over wood. The holder portion appears to be gold filled.
It is marked Jno Holland [the old abbreviation for John] and Pat Aug 22
1871 7. There is one crease in the gold filled section. Overall good
condition for over 100 years old.
is a fantastic vintage dip pen. It is shaped like a gun. The dip pen is
in the wooden grip of the gun. The pencil is the barrel. Best of all,
you open the chamber of the gun and inside is a small traveling inkwell
in the shape of a bullet.
The gun measures 6 3/4" from the tip of the octagon barrel to the end of
the grip where the lanyard is. Most of the gun is nickel plated brass
and the grip is wood. The dip pen has a rough edge where you install the
nib and I think it has been shortened a little. A lot of the old dip
holder were shortened after the ink corroded the end. The pencil screws
into the butt and it is spring loaded. When you pull the trigger, the
pencil pops out of the end of the barrel. To get at the inkwell, you
have to unscrew the pencil and open the chamber. The bullet shaped
inkwell slides apart and inside it has a screw on lid. There is a small
glass bottle inside the metal shell. I could not find a mark for country
of origin, but I will guess it is Germany or England.
I have not seen another one just like this and I would guess that the
bullet shaped inkwell would be missing when you did find one.
Vintage figural dip pen and pencil combo that is shaped like an
umbrella. It was made in Germany and measures 8 1/4" long. The handle
was made from a tree branch. The dip nib is unmarked and has a copper
colored finish. The tip of the umbrella pulls out and it is the pencil.
You can reverse it and put it back into the case and use the whole
umbrella for a pencil. I don't think the dip pen was ever used. The tag
on the pen is marked: Phil Weber Jr The Office Mendota Ill. Nice
condition. It was made around 1900-1910.
Sterling silver telescoping dip pen and pencil combo that was probably
made by Aikin Lambert, but is unmarked. The handle telescopes
out and the dip pen and pencil mechanisms are pulled out and reversed for
use. These were "traveling" style dip pens.
Aikin Lambert ?
Country of Origin:
sterling silver [unmarked]
Length with nib mounted and handle extended:
Aikin Lambert & Co No 4
Nib Width (tip):
It writes decently and the pencil works
Scratches or Cracks:
there is one tiny crack less than 1/16"
Plate wear: none
This is a nice example of a Victorian dip pen. It probably was marked at
one time and the mark was worn off or polished off. There are some minor
dings and nicks, but overall it is in nice condition. The pencil works. I
dipped the pen and wrote a few lines with it. It is a decent writer, but
not a great writer.
pen from around 1900. It measures 7" long. It is black hard rubber but it
has oxidized to a light brown. It has a steel nib in the end. This was
made as a give-away from the Standard Tool Co. to promote their line of
Red Shield twist drill bits. It appears that they made this themselves and
just ran some hard rubber rod through the machines that were used to make
drill bits. It doesn't just look like a drill bit, it would probably work
as one too! It has various markings on it, some are in the grooves. If you
spin it quickly with your fingers, you can read the writing as it flashes
by. There is a very slight warp to the bit, but otherwise it is in great
condition. It's the only one I've ever seen.
Hunt's Crow Quill dip pen store display. 10 pens of
the original 12 are still on the cardboard display and it is still in the
original box. Measures 6 3/4" X 10". the pens are mottled green plastic. 5
1/2" long. Some of the pens have been dipped. I can't believe that this
display is from the 1970's, it looks much older.
|Vintage dip pen that was a salesman's sample. It is
red painted wood and has the barrel imprinted with the company's
message. Steel nib. Excellent condition. Really interesting. This
is part of the inventory of an old jewelry store.
||Group of 9
dip pens, most have nibs. 6 are wood and
3 are yellow bakelite.