Dip pen

 
Here's a typical dip pen, probably from the last century. The tapered end looks to be mother of pearl, while the front end is gold filled. You simply take your favorite point and put it in the end, then slide back the bead to lock it in place. The gold point is from a new Omas that I inadvertently destroyed (don't ask, the memories are still too painful!). You see these very commonly at antique shows; I don't collect them but this one was included in a recent lot buy I made. To see what some more typical dip pens of the period looked like, go here.

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2005-Jan-20 17:50:26 CST
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