Spencerian 27

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Spencerian 27
Manufacturer Perry & Co. for
Spencerian Steel Pen Co.
Nib No. 27
Descr. Standard
Tip M
Markings Exterior
Mark 2 embossing STANDARD (large S)
Mark 3 Nº 27
Spencerian 27 - top view, with ruler

The Spencerian #27 Standard Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection is gold-plated, and features a vent hole in the shape of a wood screw.

This well-known nib is easily identified by its signature wood-screw-shaped vent hole. On The Flourish Forum AAAndrew notes that "Every once in a while Spencerian went with quirky-shaped holes. The Spencerian 41 Panama Pen has one shaped like an ax. It took me a few seconds to realize [that the vent hole for the #27 Standard] was shaped like the profile of a wood screw."

Described in contemporary advertising (Digital Commonwealth) as: "For Business Purposes: Point medium; extra strong; for bold commercial writing."

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 #27 Standard Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gold-finish).


Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 1925 x 560. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Spencerian 27 - top view
Spencerian 27 - side view, upper
Spencerian 27 - side view, lower

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