I have a small collection of fountain pen desk sets – nothing very rare, but some are interesting…
Some were chosen because I like their looks, others because I like the pen itself, still others because of their creative or unusual designs.
The first group shown here were picked for their looks. Click any picture to enlarge.
Unfamiliar maker “New Domain” art deco style base. This one has a rounded underside, made of what appears to be rosewood, that makes it appear to float above the surface, yet it is surprisingly stable:
Sheaffer art deco base with a first generation Dry-Proof socket. The socket places this set at 1935-39:
Sheaffer 1940s Triumph with pen and socket that match and a marble base that is just perfect for the colors of the pen and socket:
The next one is a creative approach to a desk pen. Ariel Kullock has created a replacement barrel for a Parker 51 aerometric that ends in a broad flat surface so that the pen can sit upright when capped. It is ready to write simply by removing the cap.