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Vintage Pens: 5147 Parker Lady Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 5147: Parker: Lady Duofold
If you don't normally go for ringtop pens, you really need to give this Parker Lady Duofold a second look. There's crisp knurling on the top of the cap and the blind cap. No brassing on the triple cap rings. Plus, it has a really crisp imprint we helped highlight. No cracks and fully restored with a new ink sac. Not only does it have its original 14k gold nib, it has its intact original Lucky Curve inkfeed! You will write a fine line with a hint of flex and some feedback. The only problem is some light wear from use on the cap and barrel, most noticeably where the cap screws on to the barrel. 11.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5146 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: B
Price: $75.00
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Vintage Pens: 5146: Parker: Duofold
Unfortunately, they can't all be perfect and like new, but they can still dazzle in other ways. We submit to you this Parker Duofold senior, which has been fully restored and ready to write. Click the headline for a close-up to see it has some serious issues. Some of the threads have come out of the barrel, and there are still cracks in some of the threads. When we restored this vintage pen, we used a little shellac to help stabilize the barrel thread region of the pen. Yet, in the next attempt to replace the ink sac, it could lead to the barrel coming apart. That's the bad news. The good news is that the pen still works and writes beautifully. You'll get a smooth broad nib that is original with the original "Christmas Tree" inkfeed. It is a stunningly pleasurable writing experience. Heavy brassing on the cap, but the cap is in great shape--no cracks. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5145 Sheaffer Tuckaway Crest
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 5145: Sheaffer: Tuckaway Crest
Burgundy doesn't always photograph as nicely as it looks in real life. However, that is the true story for this Sheaffer Tuckaway Crest fountain pen. It is a handsome early TouchDown filler from the 1940s. We restored it with a new ink sac and O-ring. Designed to be discreetly hidden in a pocket or purse, these are clever little pens. This vintage pen was well loved and used with some regularity. You can see lots of fine wear marks on the cap and barrel, but there are no cracks, scratches or dents. Click the headline to see the two-tone 14k gold nib. You will write an acceptably scratchy medium line. The ink viewing window is darkened, but you can still see the factory looking green-yellow of the section sides not effected by ink staining. 11.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5144 Sheaffer Tuckaway Crest
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 5144: Sheaffer: Tuckaway Crest
After World War II, Sheaffer combined genius with a little more genius to create the Sheaffer Tuckaway Crest fountain pen. Using its newly invented TouchDown filler, a pneumatic filler that used air pressure to fill a pen, Sheaffer shrank the pen to fit any pocket or handbag. The end result is this incredible vintage pen. We restored it with a new ink sac and O-ring. It shows a little wear from use, but there are no dents or deep scratches, except for a couple little dents where the pen was likely dropped on the point of the cap. Click the headline to see its 14k gold nib. You will write a wet medium line with little bit of scratch. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5132 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 5132: Parker: 51
In the first quarter of 1946, when this Parker 51 was made, it was a time of boundless optimism. The war was over, the baby boom was just starting, business was thriving and anything seemed possible. Who knows what this vintage pen might have helped record? We do know it has been fully restored with a new diaphragm and that it still looks pretty sharp. Only a few very small marks can be found on the gold-filled cap. Its original blue enamel is missing just a touch in the center of the diamond. The hood and barrel show a little more wear from use, but it isn't bad at all considering it is 76 years old. You will write an extra-fine line with its 14k gold nib. Unlike so many vintage American nibs, this really is more like an accountant's nib or Japanese extra-fine nib. You'll feel the paper beneath you as your write, but it isn't scratchy. Genuine feedback and smooth. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5131 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 5131: Parker: 51
Possibly the most popular luxury pen of the vintage pen era was the Parker 51. This workhorse was sleek and nearly flawless in its performance. Our Parker 51 is a later model from the 1950s. It has a good working "pli-glass" ink sac that you squeeze to refill. Better known as an aerometric filler, it was one of many popular innovations the 51 brought to the market. Also great were its hooded section that covered an all-but leak proof inkfeed system. It might be difficult to see in the photo, but this is a very deep burgundy set. Light wear from use on the writing instruments. The matching pencil still works great with a click. Comes with spare .9mm lead and a potentially working eraser!
Vintage Pens: 5130 Sheaffer Balance Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $75.00
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Vintage Pens: 5130: Sheaffer: Balance Lifetime
Paging Dr. Tonne. Who knows how many lives this pen might have helped save. All those prescriptions written, records maintained, maybe even research papers drafted. We restored this workhorse pen with a new ink sac. As you can see, it is proudly engraved. It might be harder to see in the photo, but the pen has moderate to heavy wear. No cracks in the lip of the cap but a tiny, shallow chip. There might be a tiny crack under the pocket clip, but we aren't sure. Ample brassing on the cap band and pocket clip. Still, this makes for a good daily driver. You will write a complicated mostly smooth, slightly scratchy line with its juicy, medium nib made of two-tone 14k gold. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 5127 Esterbrook SJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 5127: Esterbrook: SJ-2668
The workhorse of the 1950s, Esterbrook taught America how to write. Seriously. Esterbrook pens were the most requested pens for use by students in high schools, journalism schools, secretarial schools and more. Attractive, affordable and easily personalized with more than 3 dozen different nibs that simply unscrew for simple replacement! This is the shorter and skinner Esterbrook SJ. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. Click the headline for close-ups, and you will see its nib is a little stained from past use. You will write a medium line that is likely a little scratchy. No cracks, but there is some wear, scratches and staining from use. 12.1cm capped.
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