Rob Parsons kindly shared these images with me. I’m sure many of you will have seen this pen before, in slightly different configurations and with different names.
It isn’t quite a fountain pen, in that it needs frequent intervention by the user to keep the ink flowing. It’s more of a dip pen with a reservoir.
Sometimes this pen appeared with its own fountain pen style nib, others, like this one enable the fitting of dip nibs.
An interesting sideline to fountain pen history.
2 thoughts on “The Sadep Pen”
very interesting and I’d guess a scarce item now – thanks to Rob for sharing – does Rob have an indication of manufacturing date please? Although dip pens not normally my scene I acquired quite a posh one recently which incorporates a No. 6 C.S. 14 ct. nib (whatever a No. 6 means) – though it may well be that C.S. didn’t make the main unit. It also boasts an integral pencil.
May I send it to you Deborah for showing? It really is quite a nice one:-)
They turn up not infrequently under various names but the same design. 1920s or 30s, I think, and really a cheap alternative to the fountain pen.
I would love to see your dip pen/pencil and I will post about it here.