Diamond Point

1930s
About This Model

Diamond Point was one of many minor New York City manufacturers of decent quality fountain pens that reached their apex in the 1920s, only to lose their significance and production quality during the Depression. As noted by Richard Binder and others, management change in or around 1920 renamed the firm to the New Diamond Point Pen Company, and their quality was improved. These are often very substantial and handsome pens, both before 1920 when they were made of ebonite, and after, when they were predominantly made of celluloid.

About This Pen

This example is a Fill-EZ Tucolor; it is curious that all of the pictures I’ve seen show hard rubber pens from the pre-“New” Diamond Point era, and celluloid from the “New” era, but this pen is “New” one in hard rubber. Absent more definitive information, one would guess it was transitional. At any rate, this pen is exceptionally nice, unmarked, and shiny. There is almost no color difference between the exposed areas and under the cap.  It is full length, at 5 1/8”, with handsome gold crown. The trim is shiny and complete; there is one tiny nick in the gold crown. The chasing is uniformly complete. This is a fully flexible pen.  

Price: $150 Sold