Diamond Point


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 example is one of the “New” pens, in fire engine red and pale tan celluloid. At 5 3/8” long capped and 1/2” wide, this is a bigger pen that feels very nice and well-balanced in the hand. Its celluloid is quite thick, and, except for some micro-scratching seen under bright light, it is unblemished. The trim is untarnished, except for a small line across the ball of the clip. The clip is marked “New Diamond PP, Made in USA”. Its large nib is marked “Warranted”, and “14k”, “8”. It writes soft with some flex, from a fine to a broad line, with some audible feedback, a very nice writer. The nib appears to have been straightened at some point, so its appearance is not perfect. For fans of red pens, this New Diamond Point can be used without worry. Get a case to protect its finish.

Price: $90 Sold

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