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 a pretty little 14K gold plate ringtop pen with a flexible nib, a classic 1920s lady’s pen for writing notes. It’s in very good shape, with a couple of spots where the plate has worn thin, and discoloration of the visible hard rubber under the overlay, but that’s it for this 100 year old pen! It is 4” long, typical for these pens, and long enough to write without posting. It’s curious that beyond the little “D” in the lever, there is no brand marking, although the 14k indication is quite deep and clear. The overlay has columns of inverted chevrons, and there is an unused personalization box. The ring clean and securely mounted into the crown. The warranted nib writes a very nice fine to broad flexible line; not a full flex, but it wrote well for this lefthander. A sweet little pen!

Price: $125 Sold

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