In the days before the fountain pen was invented, people used dip pens. In the days before the Kaweco Lilliput and the Pilot pocket pens, people needed a pen that fit in a pocket. Hence, this little gem: a pocket dip pen.
I’ve placed it side-by-side with a Lamy Safari to give an idea of the scale of this pen. When “closed”, it’s about the same size as a cigarette. It’s probably made of tin – the yellowish colour in the photos is somewhat exaggerated by the white balance and contrast I’ve applied to the photos, and I don’t think that it’s brass…
Total weight: 3.1 g
Total length (with nib): 86 mm
Total length(closed): 69.2 mm
Barrel max diameter: 6.5 mm