|Manufacturer||Perry & Co. for |
Spencerian Steel Pen Co.
|Mark 1 lateral L||Nº 13|
|Mark 5 lateral L||ENGLAND|
AAAndrew's Steel Pen blog describes the engrossing-style nib: "Italic or engrossing stubs differ from their rapid-writing cousins by the sharpness of their corners. The corner of the tip, affects both the smoothness of the writing, and the crispness of the line. For decorative writing, “engrossing” in the older terminology, you need a sharper corner to make a clean and thin line."
The Blam Nib site says that The Spencerian Steel Pen Co. was formed In 1858 as a subsidiary of the Ivison Phinney Publishing Company, later known as Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, & Co., and finally in 1869 as Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Co. The New York City-based pen company (Spencerian Steel Pen Co.), was a pen distribution company that purchased its nibs from an English manufacturer, having no factories of its own. The Spencerian pens were made in Birmingham, England, by Sir Josiah Mason for Perry & Co. This explains why many Spencerian nibs have markings for both New York, N.Y. and England.
There are no additional versions of the Spencerian #13 Engrossing Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (blue-finish).
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