Object ID 001784
Object Name Dunn fountain pen
Object Desc Brown plastic encased fountain pen with cap. Chevron pattern on exterior. Gold nib. Red end on pen. Pen is pump filler style.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002023a-b
General Category History
Category Stationery Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 10
Start Year Range 1921
End Year Range 1924
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords pens,fountain pens,Dunn Pen Company,writing instruments,
Title Dunn fountain pen
Description Fountain pen for Dunn Pen Company. Hard, plastic exterior barrel possibly bakelite or celluloid. Red end on back made of casein. Gold nib with text "Dun / Pen / NY / 8". Plastic cab with gold clip. Chevron pattern over barrel and cap. The cap screws onto the barrell and there are threads on both.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Includes cap.
Place of Origin
Maker Dunn-Pen Company
Maker Details Dunn-Pen Company was based in New York, NY. The company started in 1921, and was only open until 1924 when it declared bankruptcy. Charles Dunn applied for the patent for his product in 1920, but was not apart of the company. The pens were known as "the pen with the red pump handle" in reference to the red end knob. There was an employee's strike which drove the company into receivership by 1924.
Date MAR 18,2014
Notes Chevron pattern on barrel is very work. Color on pen and cap are faded. The red end cap is cracked on edges and loose. On barrel by nib there are white marks and accretions, also on back end of pen. Nib is stained with ink. Light surface scratches.
Date MAR 18,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 10 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin