Vintage 1957 Cpia Convention National Gypsum Co Fountain Pen + Base Gold Nib
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Vintage 1957 Cpia Convention National Gypsum Co Fountain Pen + Base Gold Nib:
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Here is a RARE vintage fountain pen and base from the 1957 CPIA (Contracting Plasterers International Association) Convention in LA. The base is also marked on the bottom from The National Gypsum Co. The pen is not marked from what I can see. But, I could not get the tip off. It may be marked inside. The ink sack lever is marked Made in USA. The nib is gold, but I don't know if it is gold plated or 14k gold. Being from 1957 I would bet it is 14k. The pen is 7 1/4" long. I soaked it in water and it will write, but I have no idea of the condition of the ink sack. This will need to be cleaned. Very nice, RARE, piece.
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