Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top – Good Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a pretty little Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top. It is in excellent condition. There is a tiny bit of brassing at the end of the barrel, but that is all. There is also some light scratching from cap on the barrel. There is no monograming. The chasing pattern really makes the pen sparkle. The Wahl #2 14kt. nib is a smooth XXF. The flex is a bit too stiff and the feed not quite wet enough to be considered a super flex. Still a beautiful, portable, and durable little pen.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.4mm) Good FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished with jeweler’s cloth.
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – Good Flex (SOLD)

 

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Sheaffer Ring Top Self Filling – Good Flex

This is a Sheaffer black chased hard rubber ring top pen. The chasing is in a checkered pattern and is still quite good. The hard rubber is faded a little to a lighter shade of black. Imprint is very crisp. The gold trim (band, lever, and ring) are all in good shape with little brassing. The Sheaffer 14kt. Self-Filling nib has super flex ease and range, but it just isn’t responsive enough to be a super flex. It is also a bit finicky about the angle of the nib on paper. Get off a little and it will railroad. The nib is pretty nice to write with. It could be a tad wetter. As is, it does have a slightly “chalky” feel to it if you know what I mean. Still a nice little pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer Self-Filling #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm,  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Conway Stewart Red Mottled – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

 

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Conway Stewart Red Mottled – SUPER FLEX – (On Ebay)

This is a Conway Stewart model No. 470M, also called the “Universal Pen.” It’s a red mottled hard rubber pen. It’s similar size to a Waterman 52, maybe slightly fatter. and in pretty good shape. It was made between the late 20s and 30s. The hard rubber has very slight fading. The imprints are worn are hard to read. The lever does have some brassing, and there is a scratch near the lever that is hard to see because of the mottled design. I really like the nib on this pen. It’s on the medium side of fine, but it is somewhat stubbish. It really does add some character to normal writing. Plus, it has nice super flex ability.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Conway Stewart 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-1.9mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 1/2 – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Waterma 52 1/2 – Super Flex   (On Ebay)

This Waterman 52 1/2 is made of BCHR and is in pretty decent condition. There are some spots where the black has faded a bit, but overall it is still pretty black. On the body the chasing is worn but visible, but much more crisp on the cap. Imprints are in good shape. The back “52 1/2” is especially crisp. The nickel plated lever is in good shape. Some plate loss on the box around the lever. The nib is superb. It is a nice, smooth XF 14 kt. Waterman #2 with easy, smooth super flex ability, and it has some nice responsiveness. A great pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Waterman 15 – Good/ Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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Waterman 15 Eyedropper  – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 15 eyedropper. These are much rarer than 12s and even 14s. It is a good condition with some browning to the body, less so to the cap. The chasing is worn but visible. Again, much less wear on the cap. Imprints are still pretty good. The gold bands show no signs of brassing. There are no cracks or teeth marks. There is a very, very small chip out of the bottom edge of the section, but it really isn’t a problem. The #5 14kt. nib is a nice large XF nib. This was a tough nib to grade. It is a bit stiff to be a super flex, but it has good range and very good responsiveness. So it is right on the border between “good” and “super” flex.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  GOOD/SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye Dropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

 

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline (Demi) – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

Here is a gorgeous Skyline in Demi size. It is black celluloid with a gold filled cap and trim. The pen is great overall condition. There is some very minor scratching on the body. A few very tiny dings on the cap and a some light scratching. A little bit of brassing on the lever, but no where else that I could tell. The nib is a fantastic flex nib with Wet Noodle range and ease. However, there is a small crack at the back of the air hole that travels back to the “S” in the  “EVERSHARP” imprint (see pic). The nib writes ultra smooth and is quite wet.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.5mm-2.1mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed adjusted for optimal flow
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body and trim cleaned, buffed, and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Doric – Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a stunning 1st Generation Wahl Doric Junior in Morroco (Red & Gold swirl) celluloid). This pen is in great condition without the crystalized ends that are so common on these pens. These are high quality pens. The gold filled trim looks fantastic. There is some light scratching that I tried to show in the pics. The pen looks so much more stunning in person than what the pictures can capture. It comes with a 14kt. Eversharp “Flexible” nib. However, the nib doesn’t have the ease of flex to be a “Super flex.” It is still a very nice nib and is also a good writer.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp #2 Flexible, F to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  GOOD FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Installed new ink sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Conklin Ring Top – Good Flex (SOLD)

 

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Conklin Ring Top- Good Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a pretty green and black speckled ring top. I believe the pen is made from a hard rubber rather than celluloid. The pen is in very good condition. The imprint is good and the trim is also very good with only some minor brassing on the cap band. It has a nice 14kt. Toledo nib (the better quality nibs were made earlier in Toledo rather than later in Chicago). The flex is “good” but not “super.” It has decent range but lacks the ease of a super flex. It is a nice, soft writing nib. Pretty little pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB:  Conklin Toledo, F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Body and trim cleaned and trim polished
  • New sac installed
  • Nib tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed aligned for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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