Thomas De La Rue (T.D.L.R.) Red Mottled – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

IMG_5176

Thomas De La Rue Red Mottled- Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a huge, near mint Thomas De La Rue pen in red mottled hard rubber. Thomas De La Rue (TDLR) was also the maker of Onoto pens and was one of the dominant quality pen makers in the U.K. This pen is in fantastic condition with almost no fading of the hard rubber. The imprint is still good and the lever is near mint. The pen is 5 5/8″ long with a 12.5mm barrel diameter and a 14mm cap diameter. I’ve taken a few pics of the pen compared to a Waterman 52 just a point of reference. The only downside of the pen is that the nib is not original. It has a 14kt. Conway Stewart nib that is slightly stubbish. It is a wet smooth nib that adds character to your writing. And it is a nice springy super flex with good range and responsiveness.

SIZE:  5 5/8″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Near Mint

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

 

IMG_5165 IMG_5166 IMG_5167 IMG_5189 IMG_5193 IMG_5131

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s