Glossar Letter I
Leipzig und Pardubitz, pen maker, ad is from 1940
inchiostro in pastiglie
Pill shaped piece of dry ink that was mixed with water inside or outside of a pen to make ink. Mostly associated with World War One soldiers who used them to make ink on the battlefield.
Gravur oder Imprint
Most commonly refers to the company name often found on the barrel of a pen. But imprints are also found on clips, nibs, the back of caps and other locations. Condition of imprints is an important consideration in assessing a pen's value.
A pen made for a short time in the late '20s by the Carter Ink Co. The pen was not successful even though it was of high quality, and Carter returned exclusively to the ink business.
a hard metal of the platinum family used to tip pens because of its combination of qualities such as taking a high polish and withstanding wear.