Mabie Todd Swan Ring Top – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Mabie Todd Swan Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle ( See Price Here)

Here is a lovely little made in New York Mabie Todd Swan gold filled ring top. The pen was made sometimes between 1906 when “Bard” was dropped from the Mabie Todd & Co. name and 1915 when all production was moved to the UK. It is in good condition overall. There is some slight brassing on the edges at the end of the barrel and there is some light scratching throughout the pen. Also there is a small ding just below the lever (see pics). Neverthless, the pen still looks good. There is a personalization that reads “Gustel.” The star of the pen is of course the 14kt. Mabie Todd nib. It is a wet noodle nib that is nearing paintbrush ease of flex. Normally it writes as a wet, soft fine that has a nice smooth sweet spot. The feed keeps up well with the flexing and even some of my inks that normally don’t flex too well did pretty good in this pen. It has a nice range from 0.4mm to 1.8mm and good responsiveness. An overall solid wet noodle pen.  See Price Here

SIZE: 3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd & Co., F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen mostly restored when I acquired it.
  • Did some nib adjustment and fine tuning
  • Cleaned and polished the pen
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 52 – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

This a made in Canada Waterman 52 in BCHR with nickel trim. The black hard rubber on this pen has faded to a grayish brown and the chasing is worn though it still has some texture on the cap. Pretty smooth on the barrel. The imprints on the pens are still very readable. The nickel plated trim looks great. Both clip and lever have very minimal plate loss, thought there is a little if you look close. This 52 sports a fantastic 14kt. Waterman #2 nib. The nib is a very smooth, soft writing XF (0.3mm). It is a great ease of flex with good, crisp responsiveness. Lovely super flex nib. The nib does have the slight bend in the nib (both tines at the same spot), but it really does not affect the performance of the pen. A really nice vintage 52 with with great flex.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  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
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Waterman 92 – Good Flex (SOLD)

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Waterman 92 – Good Flex  (On Ebay)

This is a nice Waterman 92 is black celluloid. The pen is in overall nice condition. There is some light scratching on the body throughout, though I have buffed and polished a good deal of the scratches out. There is one small scuff beside the lever that is more noticeable. The gold filled trim is in good condition with just a bit of brassing on the edges of the clip and top of the ball of the clip. The section on these pens were still made of black hard rubber, and the section on this pen has faded just a little bit to a blackish brown. The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a nice, softer writing XF with just a hint of feedback. It also has some good flex. The ease of flex is very good, but it lacks the range of flex to put it on the next level. Still it flexes very nicely and is a great vintage pen.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  Good Flex  (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned, buffed and polished
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

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Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – GoodFlex! (SOLD)

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

This is a Navy blue Wahl-Eversharp Skyling in really nice condition. There is some light scratching throughout the pen but nothing very serious or noticeable. The gold filled trim is in excellent condition with just a bit of brassing on the top of the lever. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a smooth writing XF. A great writer that is not the extremely wet writer that is often typical of these Skylines. The pen does have some good flex. The range of flex is great going from 0.3mm to 1.7mm and it has pretty decent responsiveness. The ease of flex is on the border between good and super flex, but the feed does sometimes struggle to keep up with the flexing. But still as you can tell you can do some really nice flex writing with it.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm) GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

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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