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Vintage Pens: 3758 Sheaffer Balance Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 3758: Sheaffer: Balance Lifetime
Marine green is one of the more challenging colors to find in a Sheaffer Balance Lifetime fountain pen. We've restored this lovely pen with a new ink sac and are happy to report that it has no discoloration. Click the headline for close-ups. You won't find any cracks, and it has a strong imprint. Brassing is this pens one major flaw. The ball on the pocket clip has some, and the cap band has a lot in the front, along with a spot of corrosion. Its original 14k gold nib writes a wet extra-fine line with a little feedback at certain angles. It only takes a 1/4-turn or so to cinch the cap to the body, which isn't unusual, but it bothers some people. Large but not oversized, it measures 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3760 Waterman 5
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
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: 3757 Sheaffer Balance Abalone
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 3757: Sheaffer: Balance Abalone
People risked their lives to build this pen! Those are real abalone shells set in this Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Junior. Twirl the pen in the light, and it is incredible watching the many shades of light reflecting of the lacquered shells. Real divers had to get them. We've restored this handsome vintage pen with a new ink sac. Lulu B. Hoyt once owned this pen. Although we have no idea who she is, she did have her name imprinted on this classic writing instrument. Click the headline for a close-up. No cracks in the pen, but there are moderate signs of wear from use. Its original two-tone 14k gold nib writes a buttery smooth extra-fine to fine line. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3755 Sheaffer 5-30
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3755: Sheaffer: 5-30
Sheaffer grew so large by the 1930s, it had a factory in Canada. Our Sheaffer 5-30 Balance is one of the handsome pens made there. We have fully restored this tiger-eye straited junior size pen with a new ink sac. You won't find any cracks or brassing. It has some light wear from use, but it looks pretty sharp. The imprint stands out, indicating that it was made in Malton, Ontario. The 5-30 designation meant that the pen cost $5 and had a 30-year warranty. Click the headline for a great snap of the original 2-tone 14k gold nib. It writes a surprisingly smooth, dry extra-fine line. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3756 President Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $29.99
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Vintage Pens: 3756: President: Fountain Pen
In the 1930s and '40s, there were many companies that made inexpensive pens, trying to compete with top tier brands such as Parker and Sheaffer. They didn't have the money to compete with their innovations or gold nibs, but President could make very vibrant designs. We've restored it with a new ink sac. The pen has light wear from use and some tarnish, but there are no cracks. The name "E. M. Mathiessen" is barely legible and engraved into it. You'll write a smooth fine line with its steel nib. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3754 Esterbrook SJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3754: Esterbrook: SJ-9556
When it came to the 3 R's, readin', 'ritin', and 'rithmatic, most American high schools and trade schools in the 1950s insisted their pupils use Esterbrook fountain pens. Affordable, attractive and easily customized for various jobs, Esterbrook J-series pens taught the Baby Boomer generation how to write with an "ink pen." Our Esterbrook SJ is fully restored with a new ink sac and ready for a new generation. The ruby red finish is stunning with a subtle flame of a design running "just below the surface." You will see it has a strong imprint, two complete "jewels" and no cracks. Minimal wear. Plus, it has an upgraded steel 9556 nib that writes a smooth extra-fine line with a hint of feedback. Yeah, it sounds like a contradiction, but you can feel the paper as you write. 11.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3744 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $149.99
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Vintage Pens: 3744: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline
Soar into vintage pens with the ever-stunning art deco of the Wahl-Eversharp Skyline fountain pen. Sitting still, it looks like it writes at aerodynamic high speeds. This one is a little rarer in the chic grey "modern stripe" or "moiré" design. Restored with a fresh ink sac, this pen is ready to write. It looks like it might be the larger executive size. No cracks or deep scratches mar this pen. However, you can spot brassing on the lever filler and what might be a discrete spot of glue on the back of the cap...possibly adhering the dome back to the cap, which is a common problem. Click the headline for a close-up. Its 14k gold nib writes smooth medium line with a touch of flex! 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3754 Esterbrook J-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 3754: Esterbrook: J-2668
Schools often required Esterbrook fountain pens when it came time to teach students in the 1950s how to write with an ink pen. Businesses often required them, too. It was really the pen of the 1950s. Easy to use, easy to customize. The nibs screw out and there are at least 3 dozen different point sizes. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. On the back of the cap you will find the remains of the original price sticker. As new as that would imply the pen is, the J-model pen has many deep scratches and scuffs. Its steel 2668 nib writes a wet, medium line smoothly in the sweet spot, but the tip sticks and scratches a little when the pen is out of its sweet spot. No cracks. 12.7cm capped.
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