Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler

  
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Vintage Pens: 2600 Conklin Endura
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 2600: Conklin: Endura
From the heyday of the vintage pen era comes an oversized Conklin Endura in black and bronze! Even the original painted yellow stripes are 99% intact! It is a beautiful pen which we restored with a fresh ink sac. The trim has some brassing, as you might see in the photo. Click the headline to see a better close-up. The bronze in the cap is a little duller than it is in the barrel, but it still looks great. The back of the cap has a worn "dent" line in it, but it is difficult to see unless someone is looking at the pen closely. Strong imprint, light wear on the rest of the pen. The original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a great, smooth, firm extra-fine line! 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2580 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 2580: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline
PROJECT PEN: Better for parts and projects than daily use.

Our latest Eversharp Skyline looks as if it has been on more than its fair share of bumpy flights, but it is still in need of a good home. The 1/10th 14k gold-filled cap is still looking pretty sharp with only some light wear and no dents. The dome seems tight enough. Yet, the cap and barrel don't close well or tightly. The black barrel of the pen shows heavy wear in places. No cracks, but there is plenty of scratching and marring to the finish. It even bends a little like a banana. The 14k gold nib is discolored in places by a very stubborn film. The nib can be trained to be flexible, but it currently is NOT flexible. It writes a smooth medium line, but sometimes it needs a little encouragement by way of gentle pressure to keep the ink flowing. We installed a new ink sac, but we don't recommend this pen as a daily writer as it is. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2370 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2370: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline
When the Eversharp Skyline was released, it looked like a space-age pen...nearly 20 years before the space age! Equipped with an breather tube inside the pen to help adjust the air and ink pressure within the ink sac, it was advertised as being able to handle air travel. It didn't really work that well, but it was a state-of-the-art pen in the 1940s. This Eversharp Skyline saw heavy action. Its 14k gold nib is a little scratched on top, but it writes a very nice, mostly smooth, wet medium line. The barrel has deep bite marks around the tail. An "S" curve in it mars the lever a little. We restored the pen to good working order with a new ink sac. The barrel is black, and the dome of the cap appears to be a deep burgundy. The gold-filled cap sleeve is in good condition. It only has a minor dent and no deep scratching. The top dome appears to be on tightly, but the clip is skewed. A larger standard size but NOT an executive size. Click headline for close-ups. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2367 Sheaffer Frankenpen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2367: Sheaffer: Frankenpen
Sheaffer once made a Lifetime fountain pen with a torpedo cap and flattail body. However, we think this is either the work of a clever con man or just somebody trying to make a complete pen from two halves. The barrel and nib are of a 1920s Sheaffer Lifetime Junior-Size. The cap is of a 1930s junior Balance. Together, they make a great pen. We found it this way and restored it with a new ink sac. The cap and barrel each have a fair degree of wear. There is no brassing; nor are there any cracks. The 14k gold nib with original 1920s inkfeed write a very nice, firm medium line. 11.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2341 J. Harris & Co. Black Chased Hard Rubber Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 2341: J. Harris & Co.: Black Chased Hard Rubber Fountain Pen
Hard rubber AND flex nib fans will love this rare treat. It is a J. Harris & Co. fountain pen from New York. We're guessing it is from the early 1920s, after the company switched from slip to screw caps. The chasing is clear but worn in places. The company logo is worn but visible on the cap. The clip has a company logo off-center and difficult to read. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. The Warranted 14k gold nib is very flexible and goes from extra fine on a slant to 2mm on a down stroke. The nib has a little feedback and will take a little getting used to. We smoothed it a bit, but you'll still get a little scratch. No cracks, a few scratches...The biggest flaw is a large bulge in the tail, which was caused by 90 odd years of pressure from a mis-set (but working) J-bar. We left it mis-set, as the pen and J-bar are so old and frail, it risked ruining the pen. J. Harris was the parent company of the Ambassador, Congress, University and Majestic pen brands. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2330 Morrison’s Black Hard Rubber
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 2330: Morrison’s: Black Hard Rubber
New York City was a hotbed of fountain pen activity in the 1920s, and Morrison's was a big player. What strikes us as particularly impressive about this Morrison's Black Hard Rubber fountain pen is how incredibly preserved the cap and body are. The pinstripes and company imprint are very strong, and there is minimal chocolate hazing or other deterioration in the black rubber. The lever and pocket clip show more tarnish. The really thin 14k gold nib definitely has flex, but it doesn't perform the way most flex nibs do. It mostly writes a medium line, but you can take it to a double broad. It can be a bit scratchy, but it isn't so bad that you'd never won't want to write with it...if you choose to write with it. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. Long and slender. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2264 Esterbrook LJ-9450
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2264: Esterbrook: LJ-9450
The #1 choice of high schools and stenographers' schools in the 1950s was the Esterbrook fountain pen. Easy to customize and use, while still being affordable, it effectively taught the Baby Boomer generation how to write with a fountain pen. This red Esterbrook LJ looks like a freshly licked strawberry lollipop, with seemingly undulating layers below the surface. Its color still radiates despite light surface wear. No cracks. Clean imprint. The only noticeable mark is a spot of discoloration on the underside of the section. Made in Canada! We replaced the ink sac while restoring it. The 9450 steel nib is considered a top upgrade nib that smoothly writes an extra-fine "posting" line. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2261 Sheaffer Craftsman
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2261: Sheaffer: Craftsman
Striking red-and-black stripes of the rarer "carmine" coloring on this Canadian-made Sheaffer Craftsman Lifetime looks good. We restored it with a new ink sac. The cap has a small hairline crack in the lip. Both the cap and barrel have moderate wear and scratches. Maybe 1% brassing on cap ring. The firm two-tone 14k gold nib writes an extra fine line with a little feedback. The section is in solidly, but it isn't 100% "in," as you can see in the photos. Click the headline for close-ups. 12cm capped.
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