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Pen and Nib

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a pen with a brown-coloured wooden body tapering to a point at its end. It has a metal band at the other end with a metal nib inserted. The end of the pen is slightly broken and the nib is rusted.
Size
W 1 cm. L 18.5 cm.
Object Registration
002421
Keywords
j.p.mcmeekin, history of warrnambool
Historical information
This item has come from the business of J.P.McMeekin of Warrnambool. It would have been sold or given to clients of the business for promotion purposes. The father of James McMeekin, with his brother, William, established their business in Warrnambool in the early 1880s with land, estate and insurance agencies and a produce store, including a dairy produce trade exporting butter to South Australia, South Africa and England. The business was initially in Fairy Street Warrnambool and then moved to Kepler Street. James McMeekin’s son, also James Parker McMeekin (1885-1935) continued on with the business until his death.
When Made
Early 1930s
Significance
His pen is of interest as an example of the type of promotion item issued by business men in Warrnambool in the 1930s.
Inscriptions & Markings
J.P.McMeekin Produce Merchant Warrnambool Phone 263
Last updated
19 Feb 2019 at 11:15AM