Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a Waterman 52 in good condition. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown. The chasing has also worn, though there still is some texture there. The pen body also has some light scratching throughout. The nickel-lated trim is mostly in good condition. There are just some very small spots of plate loss on the clip and lever. The side imprint is worn though mostly readable. The “52” on the back is still crisp. The 14kt. #2 Waterman nib is a nice XXF (0.2mm). It’s pretty smooth for XXF, and it flexes up to at least 1.9mm. It isn’t the easiest flexing nib, but it has pretty good responsiveness, great range, and such a fine nib makes flexing require very little variation to look sharp.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.9mm),  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

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super Flex! (SOLD)

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

Here is a Wahl-Eversharp Skyline with a black celluloid body and derby and gold filled cap. There is some lightly scratching on the body. Much of it has been buffed out. The gold filled trim looks pretty good with very minimal brassing. There gold-filled sleeve on the cap had some glue on it. I was able to remove most of it, but there are still a few very small spots that I can’t seem to get it off. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a wet and smooth F (0.4mm). It has a very good flex range going up to 2.2mm. I would say this nib is on the stiffer side of “super flex,” but it still has a great range, good flow. Plus, it’s nice normal writer.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F to BBB (0.4mm-2.2mm) 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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Waterman 0752 – SUPER FLEX! (SOLD)

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Waterman 0752 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

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.

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

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Mabie Todd Blackbird – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Blackbird- Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Blackbird self filler. These pens were Mabie Todd’s budget line. Nevertheless, they are a great sturdy pen with decent girth that often have nice flex nibs. The pen is made of BCHR that has faded some to a dark brown. The chasing is worn on the body, though a bit more crisp on the cap. The nickel plated trim also shows it’s age. Both the lever and clip have some plate loss as you can see. Imprints are still pretty good. The 14kt. Mabie Todd Blackbird nib is a great writing fine. Quite smooth and just the right ink flow (at least I think so). The nib is quite bouncy and responsive with a good flex range going from 0.4mm to 1.9mm. I’m not sure why, but I really enjoy flexing with this pen. Hung onto a little longer than normal. It works best with a good “lubby” ink (that’s Pilot Shin-Ryoku in the pics). With thinner inks you can get some railroading if you really push the pen.

SIZE:  4 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Blackbird #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm)  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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Sheaffer Balance – Lifetime Pen

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Sheaffer Balance  (On Ebay)

Here is a Sheaffer Balance  measuring in at 5 3/8″, but it does have the thinner profile. It is made of gray and black striped celluloid. It is in fair condition. The nickel plated trim shows some plate loss both on the lever, band, and clip. The band actually has quite a bit of pitting. The imprint is very good. The two-tone nib is no longer two tone but solid yellow gold. Nevertheless, the 14kt. Sheaffer Lifetime nib writes with a nice, smooth F. I’d say on the finer side of fine. It is pretty firm.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Sheaffer’s Lifetime 14kt.

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Buffed out scratches and polished pen body
  • Nib polished. Already wrote great
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • New Sac
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

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Moore 72 Ring Top – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Moore 72 Ring Top – Good Flex

Here is a vintage Moore 72 ring top in navy blue. The pen is in beautiful shape except that the ring top is missing. The navy blue body has very light surface scratching typical of a pen this old, but it still shines (after polishing of course) like new. The gold filled trim looks great. There is little to no brassing on lever or band. Imprints are all good. The 14kt. Moore #2 nib is on the border between an XF and an XXF. It is just a tad dry (though most XXF seem a tad dry), but still quite smooth. The nib has decent flexibility up to 1.6mm. Still an excellent example of Boston made Moore 72 ring top.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Moore #2, XF to BB (0.25mm-1.6mm),  GOOD 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
  • 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 Ring Top Pen/ Pencil Combo (#0 Nib) – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl Gold Filled Ring Top & Pencil (#0 Nib) – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This pen is the ultimate in portability. Measuring in at a mere 3 1/4″ capped, and having a durable gold-filled metal body makes this little pen perfect for tucking away just about anywhere. It comes in a set of pen and pencil. I am not sure of the working condition of the pencil. Both pieces are in excellent condition. Neither has the dings or brassing typical of these pens. The pen does have some tool marks around the section. The 14kt. Wahl #0 nib writes very well. A smooth, wet fine. It has super flex ability, though that tiny feed does have trouble keeping up at times with the nib’s flexibility. With R&K Solferino the pen worked very well though.

SIZE:  3 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #0, F to BB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body thoroughly polished.
  • 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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