Object ID 001785
Object Name New Diamond Point fountain pen
Object Desc Lever filler fountain pen with a tortoise shell pattern on barrel and cap. Has gold nib.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002024a-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 1940s
End Year Range 1953
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords pens,fountain pens,Diamond Point Pen Company,writing instruments,
Title New Diamond Point fountain pen
Description Fountain pen with totoise shell pattern on barrel and cap. Barrell has gold colored level at center. Brown plastic at end by nib. Nib is gold with text on top " Warranted / 14 K / 8". Cap has two gold rings at base. Clip is gold in color with text in diamond shape "New" and text running vertically " Diamond P.P. Made In U.S.A.".
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Diamond Point Pen Company
Maker Details The Diamond Point Pen Company was founded in New York, NY. Around 1892, the company sold stylographic pens and eyedropper-filling fountain pens from a job shop. About 1910, the company starting making its own pens. In the 1920s, the quality of pen increased to lever fillers. A change in management renamed the company the New Diamond Point Pen Compnay. Sometime around the Great Depression when sales decreased as did quality of product the company began to see job shop pens which are labled Diamond P.P. The company closed in 1953. http://www.richardspens.com/?page=ref/profiles/dunn.htm
Date MAR 18,2014
Summary very good
Notes Exterior is in very good condition. Very little wear. On cap the metal clip has minor wear with dark marks on lower park. The two gold rings are not parallel on base of cap, unsure if manufacturer error. On barrell, the nib is stained with ink. Sounds like there is dry ink remaining inside barrel.