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Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure #81 Caducée Nib (Vintage)
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Made in France between 1945 and 1960, the Gilbert & Blanzy-Poure #81 Caducée was an everyday writing pen, semi-flexible, with a long winged body for extra ink capacity. This style and finish were referred to in the English-speaking world as a "post office pen," a popular shape that rivaled the Falcon type at reception desks and office countertops around the world.
Hand-ground in Boulogne-sur-Mer by skilled workers at one of the leading penmaking firms of its day, the #81 Caducée is a reliable pen that works for many styles of writing and drawing.
Thanks to the protective coating applied to all dip pens (even new ones produced today), these pens are in excellent vintage condition. They've been checked for rust and other defects by our experts and are ready to return to service on your desk.
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. Appearance may vary slightly since this is a vintage item. Limited stock.