Waterman 12 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – SUPER FLEX  (On Ebay)

Here is a very early Waterman 12 Eyedropper with patent dates of 1884 and 1898, so it is pre-1903 which I think is the next patent date. It is in very good condition. The smooth black hard rubber (there was no original chasing) has faded some to a dark brown, but the imprints are excellent. There are no cracks or significant scratches. The cap had no original clip. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is fantastic. It was sold to me as a “wet noodle,” but I would classify it as a super flex. It is extremely fine, probably less than 0.2mm, but it is so hard to measure at that fineness. It flexes up to 1.8mm and is pretty responsiveness. With the XXF point, it makes for some really nice, crisp flex writing.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • 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 – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a Navy and Gold standard size Skyline in good condition. I personally love the Navy/ Gold combo. It’s very classy. There are some very small or light marks on the barrel, but I’ve mostly buffed and polished markings out. The lever has just the tiniest bit of brassing on it; otherwise, the trim is in good shape. There is a dent on the bottom of the cap which I tried to capture in a picture. The 14kt. Eversharp nib writes as a nice wet and smooth Fine (0.4mm) but flexes all the way to 1.9mm. It is on the stiffer side of super flex, but the line variation is great and the responsiveness is good as well. Great pen.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm) SUPER FLEX (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
  • New sac installed
  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed for scratches
  • Body and trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Parker Double Jewel Vacumatic – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

 

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Parker Vacumatic – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

Here a very unique pen. It is a Parker double Jewel, blue diamond Vacumatic with a very flexible stub nib. It is a Standard size Vac with a speed line filler. It is made of black celluloid. The clarity of the barrel is moderate. The gold filled trim has little to no brassing. The blue diamond enamel has mostly worn off. There are some teeth marks on the blind cap. The nib is really fascinating as you do not see many Vac nibs this flexible. Unfortunately, it does have small cracks coming out of each side of the air hole. I tried to capture them in a pic. It writes normally as a very wet bold. It is a bit stubbish but not significantly so. Normally it writes a 0.8mm line but flexes up to a huge 2.8mm line very easily. Pilot Iro inks work great in it, but I’ve noticed that some inks will start railroading. It’s a beautiful and interesting pen.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

NIB: Parker Vac,  B to BBB (0.8mm-2.8mm),  WET NOODLE  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Vac Fill

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a small (3 3/4″) Wahl ring top made from BCHR. The pen measures at 5″ posted. It still has a nice black color and the chasing is in very good condition with little wear showing. The tiny “Wahl Pen” imprint at the top of the cap is present and readable but worn. The gold filled trim has little to no brassing. Overall, the pen is in excellent condition. The 14kt. Wahl #2 nib is a very nice super flex with pretty good responsiveness. Ease of flex is also quite good, and with a range of 0.3mm to 1.9mm this little pen far outdoes its stature. The XF nib writes smoothly for normal writing as well.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.9mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

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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Conklin Ring Top (SOLD)

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Conklin Ring Top (On Ebay)

This is a Toledo made Conklin ring top in a black and yellow swirl.. The ring top is missing and the yellow has mostly changed to a more tannish color. Otherwise, the pen is in excellent condition. Imprint is great. Gold filled trim shows little to no brassing. The nib is most likely original even though it does not say Conklin on it as Conklin also used these “Warranted 14kt.” nibs on some of their pens. The nib has a classic Conklin style, if you know what I mean. It writes as a smooth wet XF with just a bit of character to it.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB:  Warranted 14kt, XF (0.3mm) SLIGHT FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restoration Work:

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

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Waterman 12 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 12 Eye Dropper – SUPER FLEX

Here is a Waterman 12 eye dropper in good condition. The pen has turned brownish with some spots being more faded than others. Chasing on the cap is pretty decent, though worn some. It is more more on the barrel though still present with some texture. The imprints are clearly readable. The “12” is very crisp with the original red paint still present. The nickel plated clip has only some slight plate loss around the top left edge. Otherwise, it is in very good condition. Waterman #2 14kt. nib writes as a very smooth F and flexes all the way to 2.2mm! It’s an eyedropper, so ink keeps up very well. It’s a great pen for flexing or normal writing.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Wahl Sterling Silver #3 Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

 

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Wahl Sterling Silver #3 – Super Flex (On Ebay)

A lovely sterling silver Wahl with clip. The pen does have some light scratching throughout with some heavier scratching where the cap screwed on and off, but overall it is in pretty good condition. I couldn’t find any dings. The pen is about 4 1/4″ long and has an original clip. The #3 14kt. Wahl nib looks fantastic especially up against the silver. It writes extremely well as a smooth XF (0.3mm) and flexes up to 2.1mm. It is a bit finicky at times about not rolling your hand when you flex. It will start to railroad as you flex bigger if you are doing it. It’s a great, durable, and portable flex pen.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #3, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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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Wahl Flat Top with “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Flat Top with “Flexible” Nib – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

This is a nice Wahl BCHR flat top in excellent condition. The hard rubber is still pretty black. Faded a touch, but black. The chasing has minimal wear. The gold filled trim is in excellent condition with little to no brassing. There is a scratch on the lever, but nothing major. The 14kt. Wahl Eversharp “Flexible” nib is a great flex nib. It is quite responsive and makes some nice crisp flexing with a range of 0.3mm to 2.0mm. It writes as a smooth XF with a bit of character. I wouldn’t call it an italic, but it does have a little bit of flare. I’ve enjoyed writing with it.

SIZE:  5 1/8″ Capped

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

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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Arthur A. Waterman Twist Filler – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Arthur A. Waterman Twist Filler – Wet Noodle  (On Ebay)

This is a very interesting pen that unfortunately is not in great condition. It is an Arthur A. Waterman pen (no relation to L.E. Waterman) of New York. It is made of BCHR that is still pretty black. The chasing is still pretty decent as is the imprint. It has a patent date of Aug 31, 1915. It fills by twisting then releasing the back knob. When I got this pen the back knob was in pieces, which I have glued back together and restored the filling system. The nib is too big for the pen (a #4 and I think it should probably be a #2), and as a result was bent on one end to fit in the section (see pics). The cap is also missing the clip (see pics). Nevertheless, the 14kt. A.A. Waterman nib is still very flexible going from a 0.6mm to 2.5mm with ease. It will railroad with more watery inks, though. The nib writes as a rather wet medium.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: A.A. Waterman #4, M to BBB (0.6mm-2.5mm),  Wet Noodle  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Twist Filler

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • 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 – Semi Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan- Semi Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan self filler #3350. It is made of a maroon celluloid with gold filled trim. The pen is in fair condition. The celluloid looks great and the gold filled trim looks good over all. However the lever is bent in the middle so that when the lever is at rest the back sticks out from the barrel. The section screws into the barrel which is a nice feature, and the barrel threads are metal. There does appear to be a small crack through the metal threads, but it does not at affect threading the cap. The nib is a glassy, smooth Mabie Todd Swan 14kt. #2. It has a bit of flex, but I wouldn’t call anything better than a semi flex. A great everyday writer.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, F to BB (0.4mm-1.3mm)  SEMI FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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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