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Vintage Pens: 1730 No Name Eyedropper
Filling Mechanism: Eyedropper
Era: 1910-1919
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1730: No Name: Eyedropper
Kick it "old skool" with an eyedropper fountain pen. This handsome vintage pen has no name or imprints to indicate a brand. Its size-2 14k gold nib is simply imprinted "Warranted." We were able to open her up and polish her, and all seems well. The gold-plated filigree has a botanical design. There are some scars on the black section, barrel and tail. The nib writes a fine-medium line but has flex enough to take it to broad or maybe double broad with practice. Click the headline to see the nib up close. 13.5cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1184 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $89.99  Was: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1184: Parker: Duofold
The yin and yang of this pen is its rare wide-band cap and fine original nib with a little flex juxtaposed against some serious scratching around the tail of the barrel and corrosion of some kind on the tassie. The pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. It has a great barrel imprint. Some wear from daily use many decades ago. A little brassing around the base of the cap band. Click the headline font for bigger close ups. 11.5cm capped, not counting the tassie ring.


Vintage Pens: 1097 Waterman 552.5 V
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $249.99  Was: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 1097: Waterman: 552.5 V
Good things come in small packages, and this vintage Waterman 552 1/2 V is 14k gold goodness. NOT gold fill. 14K SOLID Gold cap and barrel sleeves. Each is expressly marked as such. Please click the headline font to see the nib and cap close up. We restored the pen to working order with a fresh ink sac. The cap and barrel have a couple little dings and scratches but nothing bad. The butt of the barrel has a slightly flatten edge, but it isn't bad. The name "Elen" is engraved beautifully on the barrel. The 14k gold nib is an original size 2 that writes with FLEX! It isn't a wet noodle, but it does go from fine to about a double broad! 9cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1109 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 1109: Parker: Duofold
Parker sent off their first generation of Duofolds with a few stunning color patterns before retiring the line. This senior size streamlined Parker Duofold sports an incredible green art deco design. The top of the cap and the blind cap are ebonite with some chocolate hazing. That's the worst of the wear on the pen. No cracks, just a couple little dings and light traces of wear. The pen has a fresh ink sac. The tines of the 14k nib have a little separation, and the pen writes a wet broad line with a little hint of a scratch. Better nib experts than us can probably get that gap fixed and shrink the width of the line. 13cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 0561 Sheaffer 300
Filling Mechanism: .9mm
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $25.00
Vintage Pens: 0561: Sheaffer: 300
Sheaffer often gets overlooked on the pencil side of life, but they made some really nice ones. Take this Sheaffer 300. It is in near mint condition with a beautiful golden brown design. The slender gold cap ring suggests it might be from 1945. It is in great working order. A .9mm lead is loaded into it, and it extends and retracts with ease. There appear to be no spare leads in the pencil, but the eraser, though hardened, is seemingly unused. Great for display or daily use. 12.5cm.


Vintage Pens: 1582 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 1582: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Few pens have had the privilege of teaching an entire generation to write, but Esterbrook fountain pens were the most requested pens of high schools, stenographers and offices in the 1950s. Attractive with easily replaced nib, they made writing with a fountain pen easy for millions. This licked-lollipop red Esterbrook LJ almost glistens as you look at layers in the red cap and barrel. The bright, cheery design shines through the wear on the finish of the pen. We restored the filling system with a new ink sac. The lever dangles just an eighth of an inch when held upside down. The cap and tail jewels are in good shape. The steel 2668 nib was an upgrade nib meant for "general writing." We find it writes a nice medium line with a little scratch (common on this vintage of steel nibs) on the ascenders and descenders. LJ models were the shorter, more slender versions of the Esterbrook line. 12.1cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1729 Parker Vacumatic
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 1729: Parker: Vacumatic
File under experimental and far from perfect, this Parker Vacumatic Major from 1942 is unrestored and working, but it is more of a project pen. We cannot open the tail to put in a new diaphragm, so when this pen stops working, there is no guarantee it will be restoreable. Further, the finish is heavily worn, and the original 14k gold nib writes a nice fine line but it is kind of like writing with a nail. The lip of the cap has a crack that goes to the cap band. Good for playing with early and using for parts later. 12.8cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1728 Parker 45
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1728: Parker: 45
The most amazing thing for us about this Parker 45 fountain pen is that it comes with a still working early piston converter! It is really cool and still works great. Of course, the pen uses modern Parker converters and cartridges, too. We aren't certain, but we think this is a 14k gold nibbed vintage pen. Yet, without markings we can't verify that it isn't a golden alloy version as many of these pens used. The nib writes an extra-fine line with minimal feedback, although it is an extra fine...expect a little, espeically with pressure. No dents or cracks, but there are some scratches and wear on the steel cap and plastic barrel. 13.5cm capped.



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