A Late Summit
December 9, 2014 4 Comments
This Summit pen turned up in nearly unused condition – when I flushed it there was ink in the feed but it showed no other signs of having been used. It’s a little unusual in that there is no barrel imprint, so I can’t say what model it is. Everything about it suggests that it is a late model, perhaps among the last range that Summit made before the company closed in 1955. The “over the top” clip is a late feature.
The machined pattern is very crisp and the chrome plating is immaculate. The box, too, is in very good shape, though there is a little scribbling on the top.
I suppose one might say that this is a fairly basic pen but it’s interesting in that it appears to be quite an uncommon model. It is also unusual to find one in such good condition.