Diamond Point

1920s
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 is a 1920s ringtop pen, in red hard rubber. The color is beautiful, burnt sienna and black, genuinely beautiful to look at. As with many Diamond Points, it sports a red hard rubber crown and a black insert base. The imprint reads “Diamond Point Fill EZ”, with a diamond in the center and “TUCOLOR” imprinted in the diamond. This pen is in very nice condition, although it has a few deep scratches and one gouge above the lever, probably all from posting. The marks are visible but do not distract the eye or harm the pen’s appearance. For a ringtop, it is nearer full size, at 4.3” capped and .4” wide just below the cap. The clip is shiny and untarnished. The nib is full flex but with some firmness, and writes a very nice fine to very broad line.

Price: $90 Sold