Spencerian 50

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Spencerian 50
Manufacturer Perry & Co. for
Spencerian Steel Pen Co.
Nib No. 50
Descr. Gray Falcon
Tip Dome Point
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 body lateral L Nº 50
Mark 4 PEN
Spencerian 50 - top view, with ruler

A Spencerian sample card includes the #50 Gray Falcon Pen among 26 samples. It is included in the section of the card for Dome Pointed nibs.

Calligraphic Arts describes the #50 Dome Pointed Falcon as, "Elastic action, medium dome pointed for fast writing. Falcon shape."

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 #50 Gray Falcon Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).


Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 2200 x 640. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Spencerian 50 - top view
Spencerian 50 - side view, upper
Spencerian 50 - side view, lower

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