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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 10

Object Date

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

Height 0

Length 5.5

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0.38

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Includes cap.

Quantity 0



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2023a-b



Date MAR 18,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

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