Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler

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Vintage Pens: 3903 Moore Junior
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: SF
Price: $59.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3903: Moore: Junior
Cigarettes are bad for the health of fountain pens, as you can see by the burn mark in the celluloid of this vintage Moore's junior-sized fountain pen from the 1930s. Look just to the right of the threads on the barrel on the bottom edge of the photo. Strong in spite of its scar, we restored this otherwise beautiful vintage pen with a new ink sac. Imperfections lead to this 14k gold Maniflex nib-sporting pen to being priced under $60. Write nice variations with a little feedback. No cracks or other imperfections worse than the burn mark. 11.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3899 Onward Combo Pen & Pencil
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 3899: Onward: Combo Pen & Pencil
Pen-pencil combos were popular in the 1930s. An ultimate two-fer, you could cover all of your writing needs with one instrument. Our Onward Combo writing instrument was made by the same parent company that owned Wearever! We restored the pen with a working ink sac, but the pencil seems jammed beyond our capacity to clear it. The steel nib was originally gold plated, but the plating has nearly all gone. It writes a firm, extra-fine line with a little feedback. No cracks, and the brownish red cap and barrel really stand up and shout with the inlaid gold tinsel. A fair amount of brassing but not a lot of wear. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3906 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 3906: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Brown is beautiful, and these chocolatey Sheaffer Craftsman seem to be getting harder to find! Although our vintage pen does show a couple scuff marks on the cap and barrel from use, it also has a nearly mint ink-viewing window that is still a clear yellow-green. (Most have long since discolored to amber.) Its ink sac has been replaced, and the pen is in great working order. Click the headline for close-ups. Its two-tone 14k gold nib writes a nice, fine line with a little feedback. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3893 Sheaffer Craftsman PARTS
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3893: Sheaffer: Craftsman PARTS
Just getting into vintage pens? Maybe this Sheaffer Craftsman from the 1940s will be a good starter. It has heavy wear on the cap and barrel, but we gave it a nice new ink sac. There is a crack in the top of the threads, which you can see if you click the headline for close-ups. It has a nice extra-fine, two-tone 14k gold nib, a clear section and lever-filling system for harvesting. If you want to break all the rules, you can super glue the section into the barrel and make it a daily driver that you can never again open without breaking. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3854 Esterbrook Franken J
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3854: Esterbrook: Franken J
It's alive! It's alive! Somebody really wanted to keep this Esterbrook pen working. We think it is a combination of an SJ barrel in that wonderful, vibrant copper color, a black hard rubber section and a chrome SM cap! Whatever it is, we restored it with a new ink sac. There is some heavy scarring of the tail of the pen from posting. Its upgraded steel 9556 nib writes a firm, wet fine line with a little feedback. The cap only takes a 1/4 turn to snug tightly. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3760 Waterman 5
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 3760: Waterman: 5
There is nothing quite like Waterman pens from the 1920s and '30s. These were the company's most iconic times in the vintage pen era. Our Waterman 5 is a classic from the late 1920s or early '30s. It is an early plastic, not hard rubber. We especially like the 5 stacked circles on top of the cap. It is a nice touch that gives some personality to the design. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. The cap and barrel are crack-free, but you will find some light wear from use, along with some light brassing. The big surprise is the 14k gold nib from Canada. Something must have happened to the original 5 nib, and it was replaced with a stunning 1940s' "Hundred Year" nib. You will find it is springy and responsive, but not flexible. Laying down a wet, medium line is nice with a hint of feedback at certain angles, ascenders and descenders. Not so scratchy as it is letting you know it is at work. Sometimes it "sings" a little for you as you write. 12.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3753 Esterbrook J-9460
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 3753: Esterbrook: J-9460
An insurance agent? A secretary? A businessman? A sales clerk? These are just some of the careers likely held by whomever once owned this Esterbrook J-model pen. Why those careers? Our fully restored vintage pen comes with a upgraded steel 9460 nib, which was advertised as a "manifold" or "rigid medium" nib designed for writing with carbon paper...the world's copying machine before copying machines were invented. As a whole pen, it is in great shape. No cracks, legible imprint, complete jewels, tight clip, only light surface wear. We installed a new ink sac. Click the headline for close-ups. You'll write a nice firm, smooth fine-medium line once you find its sweet spot. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3741 Esterbrook LJ Icicle
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 3741: Esterbrook: LJ Icicle
Esterbrook pens are best know as the brand of pens that taught an entire generation of Baby Boomers how to write. Easily customized and very affordable, these pens were often required by high schools and various trade schools. Our Esterbrook LJ model above is especially special because it is a rarer "grey icicle" model. Icicle pens had long striped designs, unlike the standard models. Our vintage pen looks as if it just rolled off the assembly line. No cracks, only the lightest traces of wear. Our favorite features on Esterbrooks is their removable, screw-out nibs. A steel 2668 nib graces this pen, and it writes a very smooth fine line. 12.8cm capped.
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