Manufacturer: The Paul E Wirt Fountain Pen; Sold by: Chase Brothers (Haverhill, MA)Location: Bloomsburg, PADate: c1895Pages: 16 (including covers)Subject Matter: Fountain PensThe front cover has an illustrated line drawing, with the inscription, "Tho' the pen be mightier than the sword, the Wirt is mightier than them all." The catalog starts with a brief description of fountain pens, and how Paul E Wirt pens are far superior to others. Each page after has B&W illustration of four different pens, the type of case use (ex. Mottle Case, Plain Gold Bands), their prices, and a witty phrase such as "Do not dip, dip, dip. Use a good fountain pen. Use the best. Use a Writ. It is up to day; practical, durable and reliable. Get one of the pens illustrated in this catalogue." There is a comprehensive price list in the back, illustrations of the different sizes of the nibs, the different parts of a fountain pen (nozzle, barrel, etc.) and an illustration showing the comparative sizes of Wirt Fountain Pens.Some general toning throughout, and the staples used to bind the catalog have started to rust. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2".
(Inventory #: 250022)
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