early 1900's

BonTon Fountain Pen, ca. early 1900s, USA

MI2013  BonTon Fountain Pen, ca. early 1900s, USA. Barrel imprint:  Bon-Ton Leslie Harvey Co Kansas City MO. Smooth black hard rubber cap and barrel, white metal narrow lever. Bright Steel accommodation clip is marked Dixon, this pen did not originally have a clip. Solid 14KT gold BonTon nib with outline of a star. Nib is a flexible stub point 2mm at rest, 4mm on downstrokes.  Measure 5.5 inches long, cap opening is 3/8 inch diameter. Very good condition. Bon Ton was one of several names used in the Sheaffer- Kraker-Bon Ton group of pen companies out of Kansas City.


Waterman Advertisement, early 1900's

Waterman Advertisement The Theatre Advertiser – Gifts for the Holidays. Not dated, early 1900s. 10 x 14 inches. Full color with great background, bright red headline: Waterman’s Ideal Fountain Pen. Five beautiful fountain pens. Shown are 14 different selections for service emblems for your fountain pen i.e.: Moose Lodge, University emblems, Elks, etc. Very unusual! (1 avail)


Waterman Advertisement The Theatre Magazine Advertiser, not dated, early 1900s

Waterman Advertisement The Theatre Magazine Advertiser, not dated, early 1900s. 9.5 x 14 Thanksgiving Pen Giving, Large Waterman Pens on each side with pumpkins. Seven different engraving styles illustrated. Turkeys and pumpkins on the lower edge. We don’t see too many Thanksgiving themed ads for Waterman! Very unusual! (1 avail)


Dip Pen Holder - ca. early 1900s

S707  Dip Pen Holder - ca. early 1900s, clear pressed glass base with pressed dot pattern in base. Holds up to 18 dip pens in it's springy center spring. Sometimes people refer to these as note or memo holders, but they are catalogued as Dip Pen Holders. 4.25 x 2 inches, height to top of spring is 2 1/8 inches. This pressed glass base is in very good condition. The spring, as you can see in the photo, is still springy but not as level as it was when made about 100 years ago. Heavy base keeps this dip pen holder well balanced. Pen shown in photo not included. (1 avail)