Posted 6 years ago
Here is an old pin made by the Vulcan Corporation. It is the Vulcan White Diamond. ABC approved, it does not have a plastic coating. Rather, the finish is a white paint, now a creamy off-white that is crackled with age. Quite an interesting look. Also of note is the fact that the two neck band rings are of different colors, red on the top and black on the bottom. Two different colored rings is relatively uncommon. Only other Vulcan pins (the Nyl-Tuf Supreme) and the Japanese Aichi Tokei Denki Bravo exhibit this design detail. This is probably a later all wood pin as it sports a plastic reinforcement ring at the base. Older all wood pins either have no ring at all or have a felt insert. Aesthetically, I really like this pin for its simple, clean design and artful aging. This pin has a twin that has a clearcoat finish instead of white paint.