Moore

About This Model

Moore was one of the early fountain pen manufacturers, a major player in the early years, then less so as the “Big 4” dominated after the late 1920s.  Even as a progressively lesser brand, Moore pens were successful from the early 1900s until the 1940s. They pioneered some designs in safety pens, and their hard rubber pens were very nice; later celluloid models were too often quite pedestrian. Unable to do more than follow industry trends and keep up with the leaders, Moore always produced good quality but faded as a brand. Moore's post-WWII Fingertip model was truly creative, but too late. Moore survived until the late 1950s.

About This Pen

A late 1930s Moore, in green striped celluloid. As with most surviving Moores, this is a well-made pen, attractive, writes well.  Its imprint is very faint but extant. The gold clip, cap ring, and lever cleaned up well. The nib is large, marked “Moore Life”, and “Manifold”, for firmness to write through multiple copies. Stated description aside, this is a very nice writer, with a wet fine with a bit of responsiveness. 

This pen is not for sale.