Type Fountain pen
Product Name "Comrade" (marked on barrel)
Manufacturer and Year Diamond Medal USA, circa 1930s
Filling System Lever filler (restored with new sac.) We guarantee the filling system for a year from the date of purchase.
Color Black & Pearl celluloid with a white ring on the cap just before the black finial. Gold plated trim. Unusual clip that originates from the top like a ring top, but arches down to act like a regular clip. It might have been a design that complied with military dress regulations.
Nib FINE 14k Webster Four Star nib is in nice condition with a good amount of tipping material. It's quite stiff, but smooth too. Note that Diamond Medal pens were a house brand of Sears, and made by the National Pen Company during this time. National also made pens under the name Webster, so it's possible that it was replaced "in house", but with a Webster-branded nib rather than the original Diamond Medal brand.
Condition Excellent condition. There is light scratching and wear, and some light marks on the cap. The barrel has discolored to a slightly darker more amber/brown color in the pearly portions. The cap has some of the same ambering, but also retains some of the pearly color. There's brassing on the gold plated cap band, clip, and lever. The clip is a really unusual shape, and curves over the top to connect into the cap there...where you might normally see ringtop hardware. No cracks or chips. The imprint is slightly smoothed out, but still quite readable. It's working very well, and looks quite nice.