I have one of the largest Lindy pen collections out there but I still run across new Lindy Pens that I have never seen or heard of before. Is is a complete counter top easel display with 24 pens. 12 on each side. They were all black ink even with the display showing 8 colors. Model M-410 Medico pens. I would think from the 50s or 60s. If you look at the bottom right you will see that these pens are Tested and Approved by Doctors, Technicians and Dentists. Very impressive.
They even have the Medical logo on the pens which I believe is called a caduceus. Listing Culver City California puts them in the 50s or 1960s time frame. Later models did not have the city listed.
Here is one of my Lindy pen displays. Hard to fine with the plastic cups.
Here is another cardboard display. This is one of the oldest ones I own. I have switched out many of the original pens.
Metal display for the Short Shortys.
Here is my collection. Lindy pens, Scripto pencils and Sheaffer school fountain pens are what I grew up with. The Lindy Pen Company was the first pen company to come out with 12 colors. I have at least one of each color except silver and yellow if they made them. Not a lot of historical info on the Lindy pens or the company. Over the years the number of colors seem to change. When the company was sold to the Blackfoot Indians they came out with some pastel colors and later destroyed the company.
Bottom row are Lindy pens that were never meant to be seen by the public. Bottom center are test pens that were run on the printing wheel until they came out as you see them here. The clear short Lindys on the bottom row have different labeling on their sides. Again test pens. Lindy used many different pen types to try and come up with something to compete with the .19 cent BIC. BIC had a cap that was also the pocket clip and no printing on the side. Lindy had a metal pocket clip and plenty of printing on the side. Lindy could not complete. They did however sell plenty of their pens over the years and have a following to this day. Many older people have fond memories of their Lindy pens. I know I do.
Here are some examples of their ball point pens with the turquoise one in the center being one of the longest ball point pens at 7". Top right are the felt tip Lindy pens. These were some of the best felt tips out there in their day. They are missed.
Here are different variations of the same color. My orange and purple Lindys are being used and not in the picture. I am going to sell a few of the Medical pens to anyone who may be a Doctor or just wants to get a gift for someone in the medical field who may be a fan of Lindy pens. I will put a Cross or Pilot refill in the pens so you can write with them. Some collectors like them as is and that is fine. I can also change out the top plug and the cap out and put in a color. Interested? Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Add all these great pens to your collection.