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
Yes, this lovely pen finally got an identity. I had suspected all along that it was a Diamond Point, but a follower found a photo of a similar pen on another restorer’s website that confirms it as a Diamond Point! This is a very nice, late 191x-1920s lady’s ringtop, plated in 14K. The ring is complete and original. The plating is in very good condition for its age, showing a bit of thinness at the edges, but no deep wounds, dents, or flaws. The lever, with its encircled “D”, is firm. It’s a very nice writer, the nib is marked “Warranted 14K, 2”, and writes a solid fine line with a good deal of flex. The pen posts well. It’s so nice to have a mystery solved!