“New” Diamond Point

late 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

Oversized “New” Diamond Point pens keep appearing here, each in beautiful condition. This one is the nicest yet, in shiny, almost perfect jade celluloid. It came to me without a sac, which probably explains the complete absence of discoloration (if purchased by a collector, I’ll gladly deliver it without a sac…). This is a large pen: 5 1/4” long capped and a full 1/2” wide just south of the cap edge. Large as it is, it is very well balanced and feels quite light in the hand. The gold-plated lever, clip, and cap ring are very clean and untarnished. The celluloid is quite striking; one has to believe this pen has spent its life in a soft case. The nib is a warranted 4, not the largest in a DPP I’ve seen, but certainly large enough for this pen; it writes a fine line with some flex, although this isn’t a true flexible nib.

This pen is not for sale.