Antique CALLIGRAPHY DIP PEN - Gold Nib - Retractable Mechanical Pencil - Leroy Fairchild - Goodyears Vulcanite Rubber


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Antique CALLIGRAPHY DIP PEN - Gold Nib - Retractable Mechanical Pencil - Leroy Fairchild - Goodyears Vulcanite Rubber

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Vintage from the 19th century


Gold Filled

Antique Victorian Goodyears Gold Filled mechanical dip pen / pencil combination. Beautiful antique dip pen and pencil made of patterned vulcanized rubber with gold filled fittings. The Leroy W. Fairchild, New York No. 4 gold nib slides out forward. Turn the middle of pen to telescope the lead pencil tip out. The top tip screws off and serves as a storage compartment for additional lead.

On the top area of the pencil vulcanite is the maker’s name "Goodyears" Pat. May. 6, 51, for the year 1851. Adds extra value when it is dated and the maker is identified. The pen pencil measures 3 7/8" long while closed. Measures 5" long when dip pen nib is fully extended. Measures 4 7/8" when pencil tip is fully extended. The condition is excellent for age. No major gold loss or damage. The gold tip has one tiny bend. The vulcanite is nice and clean and chip free. The mechanical mechanisms are in working order. This would be a beautiful piece to add to any collection of pencils and/or writing tools.

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