The Morton #10

I acquired an old dip pen, claimed to have been originally purchased in the year 1860 (for $10). The pen has a Morton #10 nib, the largest they made. The handle is wood and silver.

I decided to make a fountain pen to use this nib. I'd done a similar project for a client a couple years ago. The pen is made from Cumberland hard rubber.

To get an idea of the size, it is shown here compared to a Pelikan M800 pen and a Waterman 58 Replica (made by Chris Thompson).

I needed a large feed to accomodate the nib, so I made one to match with the Cumberland material. The feed is modeled after the early Waterman feeds.