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Vintage Pens: 1949 Parker 75
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1949: Parker: 75
Our golden Parker 75 is nearly new old stock. Except for a very thin line where a the cap posted once or twice some time in the past 40 years. This is a French-made vintage pen for Parker. Unique imprints are a tiny "YC" on the cap band and a shield with "PP" divided by a Parker arrow. The pen comes with a modern Parker converter. The 14k gold nib writes a very smooth medium line. The section has plastic, not metal, threads. The top and bottom of the pen have a two-level dish design. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1947 Waterman C/F Set
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1947: Waterman: C/F Set
Waterman hit the market in 1955 with the first modern-era plastic cartridge pen. It was called the Waterman C/F (Cartridge Fill). This is a complete Waterman C/F pen and pencil set still in its box. The pencil advances lead with a twist of its tail, but it needs pressure to help retract the lead. It features some light wear. The vintage pen's cap and barrel also show wear from use. The most noticeable wear is near the nib where gold-plated trim on either side shows heavy brassing. The original 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth medium line! The only problem is that these pens do not take modern Waterman cartridges or converters. You will have to find an old one that still fits that you can refill fill a syringe. Made in Canada. Pen measures 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1940 Esterbrook J-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1940: Esterbrook: J-2668
Esterbrook pens taught the Baby Boom generation how to write using an ink pen. Extremely popular for their bright colors and interchangeable nibs, they were required writing instruments by many high schools, shorthand schools and journalism schools. They remain the #1 selling pen on this website! We have fully restored this J-model pen with a new ink sac. The steel 2668 nib was originally advertised as being for "General Writing." We dipped it, and it seems to write a wet medium for us. J-models were the widest pens of the Esterbrook line at the time, which makes them much easier to hold for people with arthritis and troubles with hand cramps. Our grey-green beauty has some light wear, a weak imprint and no cracks. We think it started as a deeper green but faded over the years. The threads covered by the cap are much darker than the cap and barrel. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1937 Waterman 452
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 1937: Waterman: 452
Vintage pen fanatics, try not to ruin your keyboard by drooling over it. Our Waterman 452 with Sterling Silver filigree is as close to minty fresh as a 90-year-old pen can get. NO chips, dents or cracks. Powerfully strong imprints on the silver and the tail 452. The side-tail imprint is a little faded in parts. Two silver bolts are where the clip would be, but there is no clip. There are some light scratches in the silver and around the BHR where the cap screws onto the barrel. We restored this pen with a new ink sac. The original inkfeed and 14k gold nib writes a razor sharp extra fine to a nearly 2mm triple broad! BEFORE YOU GET TOO EXCITED about the nib, you will need to spend some serious time training the nib and adjusting to its characteristics. It is rather stiff for a flexi nib, but with lots of time, practice and effort you can both train it to write more the way you want it to, and you can learn what it won't let you train. Take it easy and go slowly with it. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1938 Parker 51 Demi
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 1938: Parker: 51 Demi
Fairly hard to find are these "forest green" Parker 51s. Not as rare as the "plume" models, but you don't see 'em every day. Our Parker 51 Demi is dated 1949, and it is in great working order with its original aerometric filling system and silicon sac. The barrel is in excellent condition. The hood has some scratches near the nib and a ring where the cap snugs against it. The cap is marked "1/10th 12k Gold Filled." It is dent free and in great condition. It is easy to overlook the original 14k gold nib on a rare-color pen, but this was writes a beautifully smooth medium line. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1936 Esterbrook J-9788
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 1936: Esterbrook: J-9788
Esterbrook pens taught the Baby Boom generation how to write using an ink pen. Extremely popular for their bright colors and interchangeable nibs, they were required writing instruments by many high schools, shorthand schools and journalism schools. They remain the #1 selling pen on this website! We have fully restored this J-model pen with a new ink sac and straight-from-the-box new 9788 nib. The nib was originally advertised as being for "Shaded Writing." We dipped it, and it seems to write a wet medium for us. J-models were the widest pens of the Esterbrook line at the time, which makes them much easier to hold for people with arthritis and troubles with hand cramps. Our copper beauty has some light wear, a strong imprint and no cracks. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1935 Esterbrook 116 Desk Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1935: Esterbrook: 116 Desk Set
Make your desk or the registration counter at your bed & breakfast, doctor's office, boutique and many other businesses look great with this vintage Esterbrook 116 desk pen set. It features a shiny blue (box says gray but looks blue to us) bulb-shaped ceramic base with a black felt bottom and a fully restored lever-filling desk pen. The base is in mint condition without any scratches or chips. The fountain pen is a rare robin's egg blue model. Click the headline to see a close up. These are rare because of all the cracking in the original plastics. This one is also cracked, but it seemed very stable as we restored the pen with a new ink sac. Its steel 2668 nib is an upgrade nib that was advertised back in the day as "general writing" nib. We've dipped it and it writes a very smooth medium line for us. Complete with original box, although the box is missing its top.
Vintage Pens: 1939 Waterman 100 Year Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 1939: Waterman: 100 Year Pen
Waterman's Hundred Pen was predicted to last 100 years! Sadly, most of these beautiful pens did not last long. The celluloid tops and bottoms began to kraze. Our pen is a junior size that is remarkably well preserved! We have not touched the red celluloid and doubt the last owner did. In the photo, you can see a tiny chip missing near the pocket clip bolt. If you turn the cap around, you can see only a hint where the rest of the cap meets the red that a bit of krazing might be starting...or might have started and arrested years ago. There are some scratches and a little wear but not bad. The lip of the cap looks as if it has a crack, but we don't feel it when running the lip over a thumbnail. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. Its original 14k gold nib writes a firm fine line. Technically, the nib has flex, but it doesn't write like it. It will take a lot of training to make it flexi. Click the headline for photos. 11.9cm capped.
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