Perry 220

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Perry 220
Manufacturer Perry & Co.
Nib No. 220
Descr.
Tip EF
Markings Interior
Mark 1 PERRY & Cº
Mark 2 Nº220 EX FINE
Mark 3 LONDON
Perry 220 - top view, with ruler

The Perry #220 EX FINE Pen is a shorthand-shaped nib, in which the oval vent hole is bordered by two distinct spindle-shaped side cuts.

The nib has an interior imprint.

A Perry sample card (see melarmantis Pinterest) included a sample of the Perry #220 among 44 samples.

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 The Perry brand is no longer active.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 #220 EX FINE Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).

Photos

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

Perry 220 - interior view
Perry 220 - top view
Perry 220 - side view, upper
Perry 220 - side view, lower

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