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Burnham B48 nib assembly.

Posted by Kevin Randle on

This version of the Burnham B48 from around 1952 was fitted with a screw in, interchangeable nib assembly.  The nib itself is a Gold Plated steel nib with almost all of the plating lost.  The tip is fashioned by folding the ends of the tines to make a writing point.  This particular nib is a Burnham B45 Broad nib, very smooth and, I would think, very durable.  This would have been an important selling point at a time when fountain pens were used extensively in a business environment. 

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Burnham B48 Burgundy or Brown?

Posted by Kevin Randle on

I've just finished working on a Burnham B48 lever filler from about 1950.  A nice attractive pen in a black veined marble with some of the 'polygons' silver grey and the others are ?? Well they do look like a honey brown to me but they are, I think, described as Burgundy.  The first thought is that it was burgundy and has faded, but the silver and black haven't faded and the picture in Andreas Lambrou's 'Fountain pens of the world' is the same colour as this pen and is described as 'Burgundy, grey black veined mosaic.'  Faded or not,...

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