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Vintage Pens: 1866 Sheaffer 3-25 Orange
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1866: Sheaffer: 3-25 Orange
We get Parker "Big Reds" by the gross, but this is our first orange Sheaffer from the 1920s! A Sheaffer 3-25, the model number designates that it was a $3 pen with a 25-year warrantee. It is a really handsome slender, junior-size vintage pen. We have fully restored it with a new ink sac. The imprint is legible but faded in parts. The black threads were a factory repair in the 1920s or '30s. The orange-colored material proved to be a little fragile, and they'd replace broken orange thread pieces with spliced in black ones. There are two teeny hairline cracks that are very short sprouting from the place where the orange and black meet. There are a couple of hairline cracks in the lip of the cap, too, but all the cracks seem stable, as long as you don't post the cap. There is heavy brassing in the back of the cap band and a little on the ball of the pocket clip. The original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a firm fine line. 10.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1856 Esterbrook SJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 1856: Esterbrook: SJ-2668
What pen taught an entire generation of Americans to write with an "ink pen"? Esterbrook! These humble vintage pens were among the most popular of the 1950s. Fairly inexpensive and very customizeable, most schools and training programs for secretaries, stenographers and journalists insisted their students use an Esterbrook fountain pen. This saphire-blue Esterbrook is an SJ model. That means it has a slender diameter but a longer cap and barrel than the flagship J model. Someone loved this pen. We know because it is covered in light little love bites on the cap and barrel. No cracks. We've restored it with a new ink sac. The steel 2668 "general writing" nib writes a wet medium-broad line with a hint of feedback at certain angles. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1841 Moore L-94 Major Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 1841: Moore: L-94 Major Pen
Don't settle for LESS. Get an oversized MOORE L-94 Major Pen! This vintage pen from Boston is a hard-rubber classic without any chocolate hazing. It has a pinstriping design with some wear but NO CRACKS. It has a maroon/burgundy cap topper that looks a little chewed. The imprint is still legible but a little faded. Minimal brassing. The clip is a little sprung. We restored this pen with a fresh ink sac. The huge 14k gold nib writes a nice fine line. The section has a tiny bit of play when you grip it. 13.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1837 Esterbrook 116
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 1837: Esterbrook: 116
Brighten any office or business reception desk with this teal Esterbrook 116 desk pen set. It comes complete with a new-old-stock Esterbrook fountain pen. We replaced the ink sac and gave it a killer smooth, stub upgraded steel 9284 nib. It writes with great character drifting from about 1mm to a fine line. The rarer teal ceramic base has no chips, but it does have a slight trace of wear. The black felt bottom is complete, with some of the original white writing on it.
Vintage Pens: 1835 Esterbrook 116 Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1835: Esterbrook: 116 Desk Pen
They say a little chocolate every day is good for you. A chocolate-brown Esterbrook 116 Desk Pen is a great reminder. It comes with a new-old-stock Esterbrook desk pen. We replaced the ink sac and gave it a steel 9314-F Relief nib. It writes with a smooth, wet fine line. The black felt on the bottom of the base is worn but whole. The brown ceramic is complete without any chips.
Vintage Pens: 1833 Esterbrook 117 Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1833: Esterbrook: 117 Desk Pen
Stylize your desk with a great robin's egg blue Esterbrook desk pen base and new-old-stock black Esterbrook desk pen with a clear tail! Better yet, this pen comes with a rarer 2314-F Relief fine nib. We have fully restored the pen with a fresh ink sac. We put new black felt on the bottom of the base. Great for your desk at work, home or in an entry for a bed & breakfast, doctor's office, wedding hall and many other businesses. Practical '50s fashion for your everyday life!
Vintage Pens: 1789 Sheaffer Admiral
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $129.99  Was: $159.99
Vintage Pens: 1789: Sheaffer: Admiral
Sage Green is one of the more difficult Sheaffer colors to find. We have fully restored our Sheaffer Admiral with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. It looks pretty good for a vintage pen that was also a user. It has light wear and shallow scratches, but it is difficult to see any of it at arm's length. No cracks blemish any part of this pen, not even around the clip anchors. There is a little rust on the spring. It takes just a little extra effort to twist out and retract the snorkel. The 14k gold F2 nib writes a smooth, wet medium line. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1782 Wearever Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 1782: Wearever: Fountain Pen
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.
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