The Salz Brothers Pen Company (ca. 1918 – 1950) was founded in NY by Ignatz and James Salz. Salz initially produced high quality pens, but over time their quality deteriorated. Around 1920 their Peter Pan model was introduced (named after the fictional character of the same name). Initially a very small eyedropper-fill pen (first hard rubber then celluloid), it became larger ca. 1925 when they introduced the lever. The final models (ca. 1935) were larger yet. Salz eventually morphed into the Stratford Pen Company after James died in the late 1920’s. The greatest legacy of the Salz Brothers are their highly collectible Peter Pan pens in their fascinating array of colors and decorations. They often came with a tasse, for use with a dance card or a ribbon ring to be work around the neck. All the pre-1939 Peter Pan pens came a signed 14K “Peter Pan” nib, and all the 1939 pens with a “Warranted 14K” nib. Very few had barrel imprints (those which do are noted in the descriptions). Nib size information (F, M, B, etc., on request).