Big Ben BENCO BLACK Danish Denmark Fountain Pen BF Large Reticulated Ink Window. Big Ben Benco Black Danish Denmark Fountain Pen button filler.
This is an EARLY Benco model in black but the imprint has worn off. Fine flexible nib engraved DEGUSSA 1. Some brassing of cap band and clip.
Not 100% sure this is a Benco since there is no imprint, but it was obtained from a Danish collector with a group of other Benco pens. Big Ben Pens and Pencils History. The Benzon Trading Company began in 1922 in Denmark by Niels Benzon and primarily imported Wahl-Eversharp pens to Denmark.Apparently, Benzon had worked at Wahl-Eversharp in the USA for a period of time, and he gained the exclusive rights to import Wahl-Eversharp pens to Scandinavia; this is similar to the setup that Olsen had with Parker pen import rights to Scandinavia. Also similar to Olsen and Penol, due to import restrictions in 1933 and a shortage of Wahl-Eversharp pens, The Benzon Trading Company in Copenhagen began production of their own line of pens, called Big Ben. Although most Big Bens have Big Ben nibs that correspond in size to the size of the pen (2, 4, 6, 8), many Big Bens are found with original Wahl-Eversharp nibs. Some of the pens were also called Big Brother, but this name was discontinued since it was too close to Parker's Big Bro. A third name seen on Benzon pens is Axo.
Benzon also had a subbrand of pens called Benco, much less commonly seen that Big Ben pens. There were a wide variety of Benco pens and pencils produced that mimic some of the Big Ben models. There was a Benco (Benzon and Company) factory/repair shop (Benco-Verken) in Malmo, Sweden, and Benco pens and pencils are found more often in Sweden than in Denmark. There was a significant amount of advertising in magazines and periodicals about Big Ben pens in Denmark in the 1930s and 1940s, but also pieces of ephemera, including large and small wooden pen replicas to advertise the Big Ben brand in department stores and specialty shops. Regarding the pens and pencils themselves, a variety of materials and colors were used to produce Big Ben with different filling systems (mostly piston, also button, aerometric, C/C).A unique filling system using a "reverse" piston filling mechanism was produced in Heidelberg, Germany by H. Fabrik Fur Fullhalter & Fullbleistifte, with a British Patent No. As with Penol and other pen companies, the production of Big Bens ended in the 1960s. Unfortunately, there is not an extensive amount of knowledge available about the production numbers and specific versions of Big Ben or Benco pens. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens".
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