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Vintage Pens: 3105 Moore Boston (?)
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 3105: Moore: Boston (?)
Emerald-green striations make an ordinary fountain pen look extraordinary in this vintage Moore's pen. We were told it was a Moore Boston, but we think that is just where the pen was made. It is a fully restored with a new ink sac. Aside from substantial brassing, the pen is in excellent condition. No cracks, no bite marks, minimal wear. The viewing window is perfectly clean and clear. Its original 14k gold nib writes a wet, fine line with a little flex and feedback. 12.7 cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3042 Moore L-95
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 3042: Moore: L-95
Moore pens don't often get much discussion on these pages. However, they were one of the big first-tier pen companies on the East Coast before the Depression hit. Based in Boston, Moore Pen Co. actually had a very interesting history. This Moore L-95 fountain pen is oversized length and standard size width. We love the red dot on top of the cap that is very similar to Sheaffer's white dot. Click the headline to see it better. We believe this pen was made in 1927. It has been fully restored with a fresh ink sac. There are no cracks or serious blemishes other than a little ring around the tail due to past posting and a little pit visible in the main photo. The original inkfeed and 14k gold nib write a firm fine line. A touch of brassing on the trim. The inside pressure bar mechanism rattles around a little, but it is actually securely attached to the lever. 13.7cm capped.