Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman 52 in BCHR. The pen is still pretty black with only mild fading. The chasing is pretty worn, especially on the barrel. It is much more crisp on the cap. The imprint on the side of the barrel is worn but readable. The “52” on the back looks pretty good with a little red still left in the 52. There is some wear on the nickel plated trim, but it still looks pretty decent. The Waterman 14kt. #2 nib is great. It is getting very near wet noodle status. Actually this nib is better than some of the wet noodles I’ve used because it is an XXF that is quite responsive. It is very easy to flex, but the responsiveness makes it easy to control. A great nib for Copperplate. Not as good as a dip nib of course. But very good for a fountain pen nib.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.3mm-2.0mm),  SUPER FLEX  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen was mostly restored when I purchased it
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Mabie Todd Swan – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan self filler #3220. It is made of navy blue celluloid. The pen is in excellent condition. There is very little brassing on the gold trim. Some on the ball of the clip. My two favorite features of this pen are first that it has metal threads which look classy and provide stability to the barrel. And second, the section screws into the barrel making repairs, internal cleaning, etc. simple. The pen does have some light scratching throughout the body, but I’ve buffed and polished a lot of it out. The 14kt. Mabie Todd nib is quite nice. It is a F (0.4mm) with a good deal of flex. I was actually able to get it above 2.0mm. There was something wrong with the paper I was using when I did the measurements. The flex is a bit stiffer than I would like for a super flex, but the line variation still makes it quite easy to do some good flex writing. It’s either a high “good flex” or a low “super flex” nib.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.0mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Body buffed and polished
  • 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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Wahl Gold Filled (4 1/2″) #4 Nib With Clip (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled (4 1/2″) #4 Nib with Clip – (On Ebay)

This is a lovely gold filled Wahl in quite good condition. It has only a couple of small spots of brassing and one small ding on the end of the barrel. There is some scratching on the pen. Mostly where the cap was screwed on repeatedly. Otherwise, the pen looks great. It has no personalization on it. The 14kt. #4 Wahl nib looks a bit stubbish, but it really has very little line variation. It writes like a very wet medium. It glides across the page. It is one of the bigger sizes of these types of pens. Not a full size of course, but a thicker barrel than say a Waterman 12.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #4, F (0.4mm)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restoration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • 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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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Jack Knife  – (On Ebay)

Here is a BCHR Parker Lucky Curve Jack-Knife Saftey Pen. It is still has the lucky curve feed, curve and all, and has a patent date of June 4, 1912. The pen is in decent condition for a hundred year old pen. The black rubber has faded to a dark brown with some spots lighter than others on the pen. The chasing is pretty worn though visible. The imprint on the cap is decent, but the Lucky Curve imprint on the barrel is worn and difficult to read. This is a ring top and the gold filled ring top has some minor pitting. The end cap screws on well. The button on the back looks like it is a hundred years old, but I replaced the pressure bar on the inside. So the filling system is actually new. The 14kt. Lucky Curve nib is delightfully smooth F (0.4mm).

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve 14kt., F (0.4mm)

FILLING: Button Filler

CONDITION: Fair

Restoration Work:

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

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Sheaffer Flat Top White Dot (SOLD)

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Sheaffer Flat Top White Dot 

Here is a nice Sheaffers White Dot with Lifetime nib from the 1920s. It is made of jade green Radite plastic. Like most pens made of this material, the color has altered a bit over time. More so on the barrel than the cap. The gold trim is in very good condition with just two small spots of brassing on the ball of the clip and two very tiny spots on the edge of the band. The lever looks pretty good. It has the name “Ira Blomquist” etched into the barrel. The 14kt. Sheaffer Lifetime nib is in great condition and writes as a smooth XF with a decent flow of ink. Wet but not too wet. It is a great example of the Sheaffer flat top vest pens of this era.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer “Lifetime, XF (0.3mm)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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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Mabie Todd Swan Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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Mabie Todd Swan Ring Top – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a New York made Mabie Todd Swan 2 S.F. (self filler) in BCHR. It is 4 1/2″ capped (not including the ring). There is some fading of black hard rubber. The body is still pretty dark, but the cap has lightened especially near the top. Imprint is still good. The ring top cap has a gap as it doesn’t quite come down all the way on to the cap. It holds firm, but there was either some shrinkage or this is a replacement or something. There is no brassing of the trim, or very little if there is. The lever has a few nicks on it and sticks out slightly from the body (see pic). The nib is great. It is a smooth XXF that flexes up to 2.0mm! It is very responsive. Even in the pics you can see the crispness of the flex. It makes beautiful flex writing.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped (not including the ring)

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-2.0mm)  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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Wahl Gold Filled w/ Clip – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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Wahl Gold Filled W/ Clip – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a gorgeous Wahl gold filled pen with a clip rather than a ring top. It measures in at about 4 1/4″. It is in great shape. I personally like like this pin stripped pattern as it tends not show all your finger prints like some other gold filled pens do. This pen has not been personalized. There is some light scratching throughout the pen and a bit more scuffing where the cap screws on. But I can’t find any dents or signs of brassing. The nib is a very smooth and quite wet F. It has a huge range of flex from 0.4mm up to 2.3mm. Almost 2mm! The flex isn’t quite easy enough to be a Wet Noodle, but this range is really noodle range. A beautiful pen with some great portable flex.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.3mm) SUPER 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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