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Vintage Pens: 3697 Wahl-Eversharp Personal Point Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3697: Wahl-Eversharp: Personal Point Set
Before Pelikan. Before Esterbrook. Wahl-Eversharp created the first set of interchangeable nibs for a single pen. The Wahl-Eversharp Personal Point pen offered at least 14 different nib sizes. Unlike Esterbrook, these screw-in nibs were only intended for dealers to change so that they didn't have to carry dozens of different model pens with each of the different nib sizes at the height of the Great Depression. Imagine how a 1930s' Wahl-Eversharp executive's head would explode in our era of custom pen rediscovery. Our vintage pen is fully restored with a new ink sac. It comes with a "Manifold" 14k gold nib, which means it is firm to write through carbon paper. It writes a wet. medium-broad line with a hint of feedback. The pencil advances and retracts 1.1mm lead smoothly. Minimal wear, no cracks. Incredible pearl & black color with only minimal discoloration. Pen measures 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3696 Wahl-Eversharp #4 Greek Key Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $199.99
Vintage Pens: 3696: Wahl-Eversharp: #4 Greek Key Set
Owning this Wahl #4 Greek Key pen and pencil set is like doing the Charleston on your desk. Don't be a rounder. All the flappers love these vintage writing instruments that have been fully restored! No dents. No engravings. No cracks. The #4 fountain pen looks as if it just rolled off the assembly line in Chicago. Only minimal wear on the gold-filled pen. The only flaw is a sliver of brassing on the top edge of the cap. It sports a #4 14k gold nib has FLEX! It's is semi-flex nib that writes a wet, fine line up to about 1.2cm wide! Its matching pencil still extends 1.1mm lead when you twist the tail, but it needs help retracting lead. Pen measures 11.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3695 Parker Duofold Toothbrush
Filling Mechanism: Button Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 3695: Parker: Duofold Toothbrush
Of all the crazy designs on fountain pens, the sheer oddness of the Parker Duofold "Toothbrush" pen makes it one of our favorites. Technically, it is called the Parker Duofold Geometric, but most vintage pen fans simply refer to them as Parker Toothbrushes. We restored this classic toothbrush pen with a new ink sac. It is the largest model in the Toothbrush Duofold line, but it is more of a standard size...not oversized. The green of the cap and barrel has discolored a little with age. It was made in 1939, after all. Click the headline to see a close-up of the original 14k gold nib. It writes a really juicy, wet broad line fairly smoothly with a little flex! 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3694 Parker Duofold
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 3694: Parker: Duofold
As Parker Vacumatic sales flagged a little, Parker realized it needed a new upper class pen that was a little cheaper than its flagship Vacumatics. The company fell back on a proven winner, the Duofold. Yet, unlike the original hit of the 1920s, this second generation Duofold electrified pen users with its cutting edge art deco design in celluloid. We restored this vacumatic-filling Parker Duofold with a new diaphragm. Try not to love its cubist jungle green and brown patterns. You can see through the barrel, which has ambered a little. The date code clearly indicates this pen was made in the first quarter of 1942. No cracks or deep scratches mar this illustrious celluloid, but there is heavy brassing on the cap band and clip. It has a great aluminum "Speedline" filler. Its 14k gold nib writes a firm, wet medium line. Firmness gives it a hint of feedback, but connoisseurs will consider it smooth. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3693 Conklin Glider
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 3693: Conklin: Glider
It looks as if it came out of the movie "The Matrix," but this classic Conklin Glider was made in the early 1940s. ALSO, it was made in Chicago! Conklin was originally made in Toledo for nearly half a century, but toward the end of the company's first life, it moved to the Windy City. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but the pen has some wear. Most notable is that nearly all of the gold plating is missing. Happily, the "Cushion Point" nib is made of 14kt gold. It writes a semi-flex line from extra-fine to a shade bigger than 1mm. However, it will need a little training and has a hint of feedback. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3398 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $119.99
Vintage Pens: 3398: Sheaffer: Sentinel
With the evil ballpoint pen taking an ever-larger share of the writing instrument market in the 1950s, Sheaffer developed the snorkel filling system to provide an absolutely mess-free filling experience. We restored this Sheaffer Sentinel fountain pen with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. It comes with a vintage pen box. You'll write with a two-tone 14k gold Triumph nib that is marked F5. We find it writes a nice, wet fine line with a tiny bit of feedback. Light wear from use. Click the headline for close-ups. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3399 Sheaffer Sentinel
Filling Mechanism: Snorkel
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
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Vintage Pens: 3399: Sheaffer: Sentinel
If Esterbrooks represent the baseline for pens in the 1950s, Sheaffer Sentinel snorkels represent the pinnacle. The most over-engineered filling system ever created, we adore the Sheaffer snorkel. We restored this one with a new ink sac, O-ring and point seal. Gently used, it comes with a working, matching pencil that still has its "chalk mark" price on the barrel. Its two-toned 14k gold Triumph nib is marked F5, but we find the nib writes more of a firm extra-fine line with a little feedback. Set comes complete with its box and papers!
Vintage Pens: 3692 Esterbrook SJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3692: Esterbrook: SJ-1551
American learned to write with Esterbrook. In the 1950s no pen brand was requested by more high schools and trade schools than Esterbrook. Affordable and easily customized with interchangeable nibs, these vintage pens were what the Baby Boomers used to "learn how to write with an ink pen." Our Esterbrook SJ (short J-model) is in excellent condition with only light wear from use. There's a teeny, tiny ship in the lip of the cap, but you can't see it unless you are looking extremely hard for it. No cracks. No deep, long scratches. The two plastic black jewels are in tact. The clip is on tightly. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. It comes with a steel 1551 nib that writes a reasonably smooth fine-medium line. Of course, it unscrews easily to be replaced by any other Esterbrook nib you might have. 12cm capped.
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