ca 1890 flexible solid GOLD nib by Eagle and sold by E.S. Johnson pen Manufacturing Co. at Eureka
Johnson and sole manufactured and distributed in eureka under trade warranted gold pens. The nib is huge 1.5 inches has the eagle trade mark, and is not signed as a gold. Early years back then was not mandatory the gold to be signed 14k or 18k, i believe after 1910 they start marking and became a law. Was optional prior to that. In any event nib is extremely flexible and manufactured by eagle pen co. The holder is aluminum back then the aluminum considered to be a prestigious metal till 1900. The holder does has a cut that can been seen. The remaining body is from black hard rubber and has protective sleeve when engaged in the section/aluminum holder.
Highly collectable and early american dipping pen in all original condition including the hard shell box that closes properly. A gold scrap value is over $100 if not more.