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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

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 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

Height 5.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 0.56

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2024a-b



Date MAR 18,2014

Summary very good

Assessor BN

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.