Vintage Pens: Wearever Fountain Pen

Vintage Pens: 1782 Wearever Fountain Pen
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $19.99
Wearever spent several decades as the leading pen maker in the U.S., at least by volume. As the cheapest mass-distributed pens, they sold tons. When the major brands began experimenting with cartridge pens, Wearever dove in. This vintage pen was one the company's early cartridge pens. More impressively, it comes with a small stash of unopened (and completely dried out) cartridges. The nib and its hood are vaguely reminiscent of the ones Sheaffer made for Sears. This steel nib writes a dry, fine line. We don't know if it will work by refilling the old cartridge, although we did give the nib section a sonic cleaning. The pen shows plenty of wear, but it is a nice novelty piece with its cartridges. 13.5cm capped.