I’ve had this curious Mercurius pen for some time. Neither my various reference books nor Google give any help in identifying the pen: who made it, in which country and which decade. It is an exceptionally beautiful pen though not of the first rank.
The barrel is octagonal, narrowing to a cylinder, an unusual and perhaps unique design. The russet, green and pale brown celluloid is beautiful and I haven’t seen it used elsewhere. The clip, with its roller, may have been gold plated but like the cap bands, no longer is. The clip is a little loose. The top of the cap and the end of the barrel are closed with black discs.
The pen is a button filler and the blind cap is exceptionally well fitted. Unfortunately the pen came to me without a nib. The original nib may have given a clue to the pen’s origin. I have fitted a warranted gold one.
Has anyone come across this brand before? I would welcome any ideas.