Perry 11

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Perry 11
Manufacturer Perry & Co.
Nib No. 11
Descr.
Tip
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 body DURABRITE
Mark 2 PERRY & Cº
Mark 3 STAINLESS Nº 11
Mark 4 LONDON
Mark 5 lateral L ENGLAND
Perry 11 - top view, with ruler

On an original box for the Perry Durabrite #11 (see eBay and Worthpoint), the advertising copy highlights the Durabrite name as a brand, describing Durabrite as Stainless Steel Pens, "rustless and will not corrode." Kallipos describes the nib as having a fine stroke, not flexible.

AAAndrew's Steel Pen blog says that "James Perry and Josiah Mason were among the the foundational innovators and inventors who took the craft of making pen nibs and turned it into an industry." Perry began by making his own nibs by hand, then partnering with Mason, who would manufacture the Perryan-branded nib for decades. Mason’s factory in Birmingham (London) eventually became the largest pen factory in the world, and in 1876 Mason and Perry's companies would merge, with Wiley & Sons, to create the new Perry & Co. (Grace's Guide) After the decline of dip pens, British Pens acquired the pen businesses of Perry & Co and other nib manufacturers like John Mitchell and Joseph Gillott's (1961). The Perry brand is no longer active.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Perry #11 in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (Durabrite-finish).

Photos

Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 2200 x 640. The image with the ruler is 2500 x 1300.

Perry 11 - top view
Perry 11 - side view, upper
Perry 11 - side view, upper
Perry 11 - side view, lower

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