About This Pen
Good Service pens were (with thanks to Richard Binder), produced as a house brand by the National Pen Company for Sears Roebuck from the mid-1920s until the Depression. This pen is an unusually fine example, displaying none of the extensive wear one normally sees in these pens. It is a pen/pencil combo, so, at 5⅞” long, is not a short pen. It is of marbled red celluloid, with very attractive detailing at the pencil joint. The trim is very nice, with a small amount of plating loss, but the Good Service clip imprint is complete and easily read. As noted, the barrel imprint is deep and complete, reading “Good Service Pen Co.”, “Chicago, Ill.”, with an “SR” circled in the center. But wait, there’s more! The nib, marked “Warranted 14K”, has very nice flex, from fine to a full broad; it does sing a little. The pencil holds lead and advances it with some reluctance. All in all, this is a very nice addition to a collection of house brand pens, and a fun writer. The sac is pretty small, so don’t travel far without ink.