Diamond Point

1940s

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 Diamond Point, has the appearance of a 1940s pen, in marbled blue celluloid. It has the later Diamond Point imprinted clip, with the name printed lengthwise across both sides of the clip’s center ridge. This is a very pretty pen, with what appears to be decades of shelf and box wear, most of which was removed, but no use wear. The view window is an extension of the gripping section, which is made of extruded plastic and is completely clear and clean. The pen has a slender appearance, a straight cylinder just under 5″ long capped and just over .25″ wide below the cap edge. The trim shows its history as a cost-saver: gold metal plated without crown or tassie trim. It carries an interesting nib — marked “New Diamond Deluxe”; the slit and tip are adorned by engraved lines to create the appearance of a feather. The nib also shows no wear, and writes a smooth wet fine/medium line. A pretty pen that can be enjoyed without worry.

Price: $48 Sold

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