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North Rite fountain pen

Just scored this piece for about $1.00, anybody know anything about this brand?

This one is a transparent red fountain pen that can take a convertor or cartridge, has a shaeffer nib and black non-twist cap.
 
Just some quick google-fu showed very little information. What I did come across is that North-Rite was a Canadian brand (American owned? ) during the 50's and 60's that made both Fountain and Ballpoint pens. It is no longer in business and the Trademark on the name expired 1996
 
Just some quick google-fu showed very little information. What I did come across is that North-Rite was a Canadian brand (American owned? ) during the 50's and 60's that made both Fountain and Ballpoint pens. It is no longer in business and the Trademark on the name expired 1996

I also located the following thread on TheFountainPenNetwork witha little additional discussion:
Ever Hear Of A North-Rite Pen ? - Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop
 

Alacrity59

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North-Rite came out of the Waterman's factory in my home town of St. Lambert Qc. I've never seen a fountain pen but very much liked a ball point that was given out after a fund raising drive for the Lion's Club.
 
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Here are some pictures, yeah, it's nothing too fancy, clear red plastic with a piece of aluminum at the tip, and a Shaeffer steel nib. I put in a Shaeffer ink cartridge and it rolls pretty smooth. There was also a who-knows-how-many-decades old empty shaeffer cartridge in it.
 
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