Sunday, 8 January 2012

Burnham 54 Fountain Pen

Burnham -  Model 54 Lever Fill Fountain Pen - Marbled Burgundy, Black and Beize - Manufactured: England c.1958. 14ct Solid Gold Nib. Dimensions: 11.9cm long x 1.2cm dia

Harry Burnham started making pens in London during the 1920's having served an apprenticeship with Thomas De La Rue. Surviving the war, the company thrived with it's competitively priced fountain pens made from multi coloured plastics in the 1950's, a time when many of Burnham's rivals were switching to less expensive single colour injection moulding materials. The companies demise came in the mid-1960's, having taken the decision not to produce the increasingly popular ballpoint pen.

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