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Vintage Pens: 2916 Wahl-Eversharp Lowey Symphony
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2916: Wahl-Eversharp: Lowey Symphony
Hard-to-find Lowey caps are always able to put a smile on our faces. The split-level cap design is a space age effect that we love from the post-war era. The Eversharp Symphony is an otherwise nice, basic lever-filling vintage pen. It has been fully restored with a new ink sac. Showing moderate to heavy wear with scratches in places, it writes a nice wet, fine line with its original 14k gold nib. 14cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2904 LeBoeuf #8
Filling Mechanism: Sleeve Filler)
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $1,750.00
Vintage Pens: 2904: LeBoeuf: #8
If you are really looking to dazzle at the next pen club meeting or impress your friends online, how about this ultra rare oversized LeBoeuf #8 vintage pen. One of the first companies to perfect celluloid pen production, this model from the very early 1930s is an impressive light ivory color with a butterscotch vein running through it. It has a few spots of discoloration, but it is in much better condition than a lot of early ivory celluloids. Fill the pen by sliding the entire barrel back to reveal a fully restored squeeze bar system. No cracks in the celluloid, light wear, some brassing on the clip. The original 14k gold nib sports a crack running from the section up to the 8. Click the headline for a close-up. The nib writes a dry, extra-fine line well without pressure but gets scratchy in a hurry when you add any pressure. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2905 LeBoeuf #8
Filling Mechanism: Sleeve Filler)
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $1,750.00
Vintage Pens: 2905: LeBoeuf: #8
Among the most sought vintage pens are oversized LeBoeuf pens...such as this one. Although there is some speculation about LeBoeuf being the first company to successfully create fountain pens using celluloid tubing (not rod stock), there is no denying the stunning beauty of their early efforts! Fully restored with a new ink sac and all of its original parts, this is a sleeve filler. The back half of the barrel slides back to reveal what Parker fans might think of as an aerometric squeeze filler. Its pearl-and-black design is in amazingly good condition with a few spots of discoloration you see in the photo. (Click headline for close-ups.) No cracks! A little clip brassing. There is a deep scratch around the tail and a wear mark where the lip of the cap rests against the barrel. Otherwise, only light wear. The large size 8, 14k gold nib writes a medium line with a slightly flattened tip that gives it some line variation! Technically, it even has a tiny bit of flex. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2917 Carter’s 4125
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 2917: Carter’s: 4125
Carter's Inx were a legendary ink manufacturer, and it branched out into fountain pen manufacturing in 1926. This is an early mottled orange hard rubber vintage pen. The flat tail end is marked 4125. It is a full-sized but not oversized fountain pen. There is very little wear on the pen, but the main barrel imprint is weak and there is some brassing on the cap bands and clip. The pen has been restored with a fresh ink sac. The original 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine line AND it is a semi-FLEX. It takes a little pressure to get it to flex, so it definitely isn't a wet noodle. No cracks. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2809 Esterbrook SJ--Grey Icicle
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2809: Esterbrook: SJ--Grey Icicle
Esterbrook pens hold a special place in the hearts of Americans who grew up in the 1950s. Preferred, and even demanded, by many high schools and professional schools, these pens taught the Baby Boomers how to write with a fountain pen. Our Esterbrook SJ-Icicle in grey is in nearly perfect condition. There are no cracks, dents or serious cosmetic problems. It even has a strong imprint! We restored this pen with a fresh ink sac. An upgraded 9550 nib graces this vintage pen, as it writes a nice fine line with a light touch. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2811 Esterbrook SJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 2811: Esterbrook: SJ-1551
Esterbrook pens taught an entire generation of Americans how to write with an ink pen. Baby Boomers were often mandated by their high school teachers, stenography teachers and journalism instructors to use this brand that was bother affordable and easy to modify with interchangeable, screw-in nibs. Our rarer copper-colored Esterbrook SJ model is the shortest of the 3 J-series pens. Luckily, good things come in small packages! Hardly any wear shows on this pen that also has a good clean imprint. We restored it with a new ink sac. The steel 1551 nib was advertised as a "student" nib. It writes a smooth medium line in its sweet spot range but can grab at the paper a little on some ascenders and descenders. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2806 Parker Jotter
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 2806: Parker: Jotter
Ballpoint pens weren't invented in 1954, but that was the year they were finally perfected. Parker Jotter ballpoint pens were released that year to great fanfare. Cap-free and clickable, the most important part of this pen was its long-lasting, convenient refill. How successful was it? That refill and the Parker Jotter are still being made today! More than that, most major pen manufacturers have adopted the Parker ballpoint refill for their own pens! Our first-year Parker Jotter comes in one of the rarest colors: marine blue. Closer to turquoise, marine blue was the name Parker gave the color. Its barrel is ribbed and the inverted "V" clip are hallmarks of all first-year pens. There are no cracks, but there is a little wear from use. The refill is fairly recent and working. 12.7cm.
Vintage Pens: 2789 Parker Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
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Vintage Pens: 2789: Parker: Maxima
Parker grew with great success in the United Kingdom after WWII. It created lines of pens that were never available here in the U.S. This big, lovely black vintage pen is a Parker Maxima. They used the size name of the American Parker Vacumatic, but this is NOT a Vacumatic. It is a large aerometric-filler with an open nib from the 1950s. In the U.S. Vacumatic production ended in 1948, as 51s became the dominant pen in the Parker lineup. This UK Parker Maxima uses the new Aerometric filling system that 51s adopted in 1949. The unrestored filler works very well. Click the headline to see the nib better. Yes, it looks a little wonky, but it writes a very nice fine-medium line. We think it is smooth at our handwriting angle, but others might find a shadow of a hint of feedback at a different angle. There's brassing on the cap band. A wear ring has formed here the lip of the cap rubs against the barrel when screwed on properly. Otherwise, just light wear and no cracks. 14.2cm capped.
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