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 another example of the later “New” Diamond Point pens from the late 1920s, an oversized flat-topped pen in chased orange celluloid. At 5⅜” long, this is a substantial pen that feels very comfortable in the hand. The celluloid is in very good condition, with a few very minor scratches in the chasing. This was most likely an executive “statement” pen, scomplete with unused blank for a personalization. The gold clip is marked “Diamond PP”, with a tiny “new’ above it; there is no other imprint. The nib is 14K, and is marked “Diamond Point” and “8”; it is a large nib, matching its size designation. It writes a wet medium line with some spring and a little flex. A very fine example of a late ‘20s luxe pen, sturdy for every day writing with some care to protect its finish.

Price: $135 Sold

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