The “other” Wirt fountain pen imprints

No Imprint At All: Hard rubber lever filling Paul Wirt pens tend to have no barrel imprint.

Early screw cap imprint

  • WIRT FOUNTAIN PEN
  • BLOOMSBURG, PA. U.S.A.
  • PATENTED

Late Celluloid lever filling Paul Wirt pens

  • PAUL E. WIRT FOUNTAIN PEN
  • BLOOMSBURG, PA. U.S.A.

The mysterious Feb. 83 imprint

  • PAUL E WIRT PAT FEB 83

No one so far has explained this imprint with any degree of satisfaction. Searching on line for this imprint or hexagonal Wirt pens shows that this imprint is common on these hexagonal underfeed pens. It is also seen at the base of some taper caps Paul Wirt pens with underfeeds. There is not patent matching that date that makes any sense, and it appears too often go believe it was a mistake. Neither option makes much sense.

Interesting imprint on a cap

  • WIRT’S PAT. FEB’Y 3. 1885
  • & PAT’S APP’D FOR

This cap was found on an early style BCHR dropper filled pen that lacks a barrel imprint. The section’s base is not typical of a Wirt pen, but it has a two piece Wirt overfeed. Strange pen with a strange patent for the advanced Wirt collector.

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