Mabie Todd Swan Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

IMG_6387

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

This a gorgeous, near mint, made in N.Y. Mabie Todd gold filled ring top. The pen shows no signs of brassing and appears to have hardly ever been used. It has very little scratching and no dings. The only flaws I can find are some very tiny markings above the monogram. The pen has the initials M.L.T. engraved. The 14kt. #2 Mabie Todd Swan nib is a superb flex nib. It writes normally as a wet F (0.5mm) but flexes easily up to 2.3mm. The flex on this is nearing wet noodle status, though not quite there. It’s a stunning little pen.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan #2, F to BBB (0.5mm-2.3mm) 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
  • Pen buffed and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

IMG_6413 IMG_6419 IMG_6417 IMG_6416 IMG_6415 IMG_6414

 

Advertisements

Wahl BCHR Vest Pen – Super Flex (SOLD)

IMG_6385

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

Here is a Wahl Vest size pen (4 1/2″ capped). It is a clipless (no original clip) and ringless (no original ring top) pen. The BCHR is faded to a brown and the chasing is worn though visible. The chasing on the cap is pretty smooth while the chasing on the body still has some decent texture. The gold filled lever is in good condition with only one tiny spot of brassing. It comes with a nice, smooth glassy F 14kt. Wahl #2 nib. The nib has great range of flex going all the way up to 2.1mm. It is a bit on the stiff side for a super flex, but still a nice flexing nib.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, XF to BBB (0.3mm-2.1mm) 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 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

 

IMG_6403 IMG_6412 IMG_6405 IMG_6404 IMG_6408 IMG_6409

Moore Ring Top – Medium Flex (SOLD)

IMG_6391

Moore Ring Top – Medium Flex

Here is a vintage Moore ring top in black with bronze flecks. The pen looks beautiful and is in good condition. The gold filled has only very minor brassing. The lever may be a replacement as it appears to be nickel plated. The body in very good condition with only very minor marks due to general use. The bronze/ gold flecks shimmer in the light. The Warranted 14kt. nib is a replacement nib (the original Moore nib was damaged). It’s a very smooth XF. It does have a decent flex range but I would only grade this as a medium flex.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Moore #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.4mm),  MEDIUM 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
  • Pen body buffed and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

IMG_6431 IMG_6435 IMG_6433 IMG_6434 IMG_6432 IMG_6436

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

IMG_6389

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

Here is a gorgeous burgundy Skyline with a pin stripe cap. The pen is in very good condition except for one flaw. As is not uncommon with these Skylines, the barrel cracked where it attaches to the section. I have sealed the crack and shellacked the section to the barrel to ensure stability. There is light scratching on the body, but nothing serious and I have buffed much of it out. The gold trim is on very good condition with only some very light plate loss on the lever. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is an XF with good flex ability. It’s a hard nib to grate. It is the range and responsiveness of a super flex, but it is a bit too stiff to be graded as such. Still it produces some nice flex writing.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BBB (0.3mm-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
  • Cracked repaired
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

IMG_6427 IMG_6422 IMG_6424 IMG_6423 IMG_6426 IMG_6430

Waterman 0752 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

IMG_6171

Waterman 0752 – Super Flex  – SOLD

This Waterman 0752 (a 52 with gold filled trim) has the old Waterman numbering system which would date it pre-1917. The clip states 18kt. gold filled, which I assume is the case with the band as well. The BCHR is faded to a dark brown and the chasing is quite worn throughout. The side imprint is worn, though readable and the back imprint is still crisp. There is some brassing on the clip and some on the bottom edge of the band. The box of the lever is brassed, though polished to a shine. The lever itself looks pretty good. The 14kt. #2 Waterman nib is a good one. It’s a smooth and wet fine (0.4mm) that flexes up to 2.2mm. A great example of an early 52.

If you are interested in buying one of these pens simply email me at dannystr78@gmail.com. I will send you a Paypal invoice, at which time you have 2 days to pay. Shipping is $5.95 within the U.S. I charge my cost for international shipping, and I generally give the buyer his/ her choice of options. Pens will ship within 2 business days of payment. My normal refund policy applies. If you feel I have not described the pen well or are unhappy with my restoration work, you may return for full refund. Buyer pays return shipping.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm),  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
  • 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

IMG_6173 IMG_6204 IMG_6179 IMG_6176 IMG_6175 IMG_6178

Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX!

IMG_6332

Waterman 52 – Super Flex  – (On Ebay)

This beautiful Waterman 52 is in very good condition. The BCHR has faded to a dark brown and there is some wear to the chasing although it still has decent texture to it. The imprints are still pretty crisp. The gold filled trim looks very good. The lever has only a small spot of brassing. The gold filled filigree band and clip look great without signs of brassing. The 14kt. Wateramn #2 nib is fantastic. It is an ultra, buttery smooth F that flexes easily up to BBB (2.omm). It takes little pressure to get an initial flex and you will probably flex at times without meaning to. It also has some nice responsiveness and is pretty good for detailed flexing.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #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 (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

IMG_6348 IMG_6338 IMG_6343 IMG_6341 IMG_6340 IMG_6339

Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX

IMG_6371

Waterman 52V – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Here a very nice Waterman 52V in BCHR. The BCHR is still very black with nice crisp chasing. The imprints also all look very good. The nickel plated lever looks good also with only very minimal amounts of plate loss on the box. The ring top has some wear on it. The 14kt. Waterman #2 writes as a wet and smooth F (0.4mm) and has near wet noodle ease of flex. It does have a very tiny crack coming out of the right side of the air hole. It’s small enough that it doesn’t really show up on the pics. The nib  flexes all the way up to BBB (2.2mm!). It’s a very good flexing nib.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

IMG_6360 IMG_6368 IMG_6364 IMG_6363 IMG_6362 IMG_6361