Morrison’s Pen/Pencil set
About This Model
The Morrison's (sometimes known as Morrison) Fountain Pen Company was almost unnoticed for many years, really until Richard Binder’s interest and research into things-World War II brought it to life. He has championed the Patriot models, each dedicated to an armed service during World War II, and these are described best at richardspens.com. The earlier pens were all ebonite, often with nice-looking but very thin (1/40) gold plate overlays. Morrison's had a bit of fame with their 1930's Black Beauty, a full-size ebonite pen with a white celluloid ring at the crown; and, the Tourist from the 1930s was a surprisingly nice oversize pen in red and black hard rubber as well as celluloid. Otherwise, most of their history was undistinguished.
About This Pen
Morrison’s Pen Company’s gold and silver overlay pens were produced during the 1920’s, one marque among many in the full-size metal overlay market. However, their thinner plate and shallower engraving aside, the pens were very attractive and wrote well. This fountain pen and pencil set is similar to others I’ve seen; shiny, works very well, looks suspiciously like a Waterman’s 52 family pen with its filigree overlay. The pen is full-sized at 5″ long and .38″ wide just below the cap edge. Its nib is “warranted 14K USA”; it writes a wet fine line with some very nice shading. Even though it looks like it would be a flexible writing pen and does not like my left-handed overwriting, this is not a true flex nib. The pencil is equally attractive; it is in the same overlay design, without scratches or nicks. Under the crown is a mark that I believe to be a solder repair, but it is not easily seen. It writes very well and takes a traditional 1.1mm lead. I would probably treat pen and pencil to a 2-pen case to preserve their finish and keep them from rubbing together.
Price: $115 Sold