Spencerian 30 v3

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Spencerian 30 v3
Manufacturer Perry & Co. for
Spencerian Steel Pen Co.
Nib No. 30
Descr. Bronze Falcon
Tip M
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 body lateral L Nº30
Mark 4 Nº30
Mark 5 lateral L ENGLAND
Spencerian 30 Version 3 - top view, with ruler

A Spencerian sample card included the #30 Bronze Falcon Pen among 26 samples. It is included in the section of the card for Medium 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.


There are three distinct versions of the Spencerian #30 Bronze Falcon Pen (bronze finish) in the Chappy's Nibs collection:

(These version names are defined for this collection alone, and are not necessarily industry-wide terms.)

The nib pictured below is Version 3.


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

Spencerian 30 v3 - top view
Spencerian 30 v3 - side view, upper
Spencerian 30 v3 - side view, lower

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