Early fountain pens circa 1880s were made from black hard rubber. In the 1920s the first plastic pens were introduced.
Vintage Pens for Sale - Other Makes
14crt Gold Cartier taper pen and desk base fitted with a 14K W. S. Hicks nib, bulb filler, black base with a gold trumpet and socket, barrel marked 'CARTIER 14K 1st' and also engraved with the words "STOLEN FROM HERBERT A. MAY", otherwise excellent and without any damage in all respects, 1930s, USA. Sold
Stephens' No. 106 fountain pen, chased barrel and cap, lever filler, warranted 14crt nib, barrel engraved 'Central Haltenprice 1939 - 1945', crisp barrel imprints, ball ended pocket clip, original price band, slight brassing to the top of the pocket clip - otherwise mint and unmarked in all respects, c. 1936, (mint). Sold
Parts from Ford's Patent Pen, Magnum size, barrel and filling mechanism, black hard rubber, clear barrel imprints, missing cap and nib, English - probably made by the Wyvern Pen Co., damaged comb but otherwise all good parts, rare, c. 1934, (spares or repairs). Sold
Silver overlayed eyedropper, maker's mark is "AB & Co", Birmingham hallmark for 1905, floral design to barrel and cap overlay, slip cap, unmarked 14k gold nib, BHR over and under feed, never engraved, no dings, marks, bruises or scratches, (excellent). Sold
An example of an early Eagle Pencil Co pen, clearly dated 1880, missing its glass ink vial and having a hairline crack in the cap lip, no dents of dings on the barrel or cap, very rare, circa 1880, (good). Sold
Black hard rubber silver overlaid pen, cap completely overlaid, barrel half overlaid, lever filler, hallmarked for London 1926, warranted 14crt 1st quality medium nib, heart shaped pierce hole in nib, cap screws onto treads on the barrel when removed, maker's mark slightly rubbed, no dings, bruises or damage. Sold