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This is a Ford Patent Pen of around
1935. Despite its unusual design, it's a practical pen and a daily
user. Essentially, it's a syringe with a sleeve and an attached nib.
Though it has a superficial resemblance to De La Rue's Onoto
plunger-filler or Sheaffer's Vacuum-fill, it works in a different
way. The barrel fills on the upstroke and the ink is transferred to
the top of the barrel on the downstroke by means of a sliding seal
which also permits the ink to flow to the feed. It's a robust design
and relatively easy to repair.





Ford nibs are usually stiff but this
one is semi-flex.



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Thars really cool Sem. I've never seen one of these before. Any idea of a manufacturing date & parent company?

I've seen a ford jr. pencil before but never one like this. Congratulations on owning such an interesting piece.

Dennis

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The best account of the Ford pen is here:

http://www.penpractice.com/page10.html


-- Edited by PeteWK at 17:22, 2007-09-19

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Great Pen Sem.  I really enjoy using and collecting unusual pens.

Just a note about the edit in your post.  I made your url into an actual link people can click on.  I won't edit your content.  That's a sacred cow to me.

PeteWK  (a moderator)

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Thank you, Pete.

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