Spencerian 43

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Spencerian 43
Manufacturer Perry & Co. for
Spencerian Steel Pen Co.
Nib No. 43
Descr. Aviator
Tip M
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 body lateral L FALCON Nº 43
Mark 2 SPENCERIAN
Mark 3 AVIATOR
Mark 4 DOME-POINT
Spencerian 43 - top view, with ruler

Described in contemporary advertising, a Spencerian sample card (see Smithsonian Libraries Exhibit on trade literature) included a sample of the #43 Aviator Pen among 11 samples--listing it as a "Medium dome point, Easy action for those who require a sensitive ball point." Another Spencerian sample card included the #43 Aviator Pen among 26 samples. It is included in the section of the card for Dome Pointed nibs.

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.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Spencerian #43 Aviator Dome Point Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).

Photos

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

Spencerian 43 - top view
Spencerian 43 - side view, upper
Spencerian 43 - side view, lower

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