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Turner & Harrison #224 Silver-Plated Bank Pen (Vintage)
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With a torch-shaped vent hole, elongated body, and medium-fine point, the Turner & Harrison #224 is a classic "Bank Pen"—one of the popular styles of the day that was made by many manufacturers. This one is outstanding, in large part because of the premium silver plating that distinguished Turner & Harrison's pens. The nib is fairly firm, allowing for some variation but still easy to use for everyday writing.
The silver plating process actually involved several different metals—the base steel pen was first plated with copper and then plated "with a heavy coating of Silver Alloy," as the 1917 Turner & Harrison catalog puts it. The result is an unusually shiny and smooth pen, with a superior feel and longer life than similar pens in steel.
The #224 pens in our stock were made approximately 100 years ago. Like all of our vintage nibs, it is in new condition, individually inspected and packaged here in our St. Louis offices.
As with any dip pen, you will need to remove the protective coating so that ink will stick to the nib consistently. To remove the coating, simply dip your new pen in ink a couple of times and wipe it off. Repeat until the ink coats the nib completely and doesn't bead up. This process takes about 15 seconds and only needs to be done once, before you use the pen for the first time.
Sold individually. Made in the United States.