Waterman 52 – WET NOODLE (SOLD)

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Waterman 52 –WET NOODLE  

Here a very nice Waterman 52 in BCHR with nickel plated trim. The pen is still quite black and has only browned slightly. The chasing is worn almost smooth on the barrel, though it is still visible. It does have a bit more texture on the cap. The imprints, though, are still quite good. The nickel plated trim are in excellent condition with very little wear on them. The real star of the pen is the 14kt. Waterman #2 nib. Unfortunately, the nib does have two very small (a mm or less) cracks coming out of each side of the breather hole. I have monitored the pen for several months now and the cracks appear quite stable. The nib is what I would classify as a Wet Noodle. It isn’t a paintbrush noodle, but it takes very little pressure to achieve line swells and it has superb responsiveness. It takes little effort to produce very nice flex writing. The nib writes normally as smooth and wet XF/F (0.35mm).

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF/F to BBB (0.35mm-1.9mm),  Wet Noodle  (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 feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and trim polished
  • 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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Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – Super Flex

I really enjoy this Moore ring tops. There are very well crafted little pens, and this one is in fantastic condition. The only flaw is that there is a bit of wear on the very back of the barrel; otherwise, there is no brassing or dings. The pen has no personalization and has very little of the typical scratching these pen accumulate over the years of use. The 14kt. Moore nib is a very wet writing F (0.4mm) that flexes quite easily all the way up to 2.0mm. It does not have quite the responsiveness that some super flex nibs have, but with the large range of flex, and with how easy the flex comes, it is still quite easy to do some very nice flex writing. A beautiful little ring top in superb condition.

SIZE:  3 7/8″ Capped

NIB: Moore #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 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

 

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Wahl-Eversharp Coral Red w/ “Signature” nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Coral Red w/ “Signature” nib – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful Wahl-Eversharp ring top in coral red. The color is still very good with only a little bit of fading on the cap. The pen looks quite stunning in person. There is a little bit of brassing on the lever, bands, and ring top (see pics), but the trim still looks pretty good. There are a couple of bite marks on the top of the cap, but you have to look very close to see them. The feed on this pen is actually a later Wahl-Eversharp feed than what would have originally been on the pen, but these are great feeds and it actually fit better than an of the older style feeds that I had on hand. The 14kt. Wahl-Eversharp “Signature” nib is writes normally as an XXF (0.2mm) and is what I would call a super flex nib. It flexes nicely up to BBB (1.8mm), and XXF tip makes for nice crisp flexing. Excellent pen.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Wahl-Eversharp “Signature”, XXF-BBB (o.2mm-1.8mm), 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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Parker Lucky Curve Ring Top – Semi Flex (SOLD)

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Parker Lucky Curve Ring Top – Semi Flex  – (On Ebay)

Here is an BCHR Parker Lucky ring top. This pen is in excellent condition. The hard rubber is still very black with little to no fading. The pin stripe chasing is still quite crisp. Imprints are very crisp as well. The pen has a patent date of 1911. The gold filled ring top shows little to no signs of brassing. It is a button filler with an almost brand new pressure bar and even the back button looks pretty good for a pen this old. The 14kt. Lucky Curve nib is smooth XF (0.3mm) that feels quite soft on paper. It’s a semi-flex nib that has just a bit of spring to it. Great pen in excellent condition.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: Parker Lucky Curve, XF-BB (0.3mm-1.2mm), Semi Flex

FILLING: Button Filler

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
  • New pressure bar installed
  • Trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

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Waterman 0504 – WET NOODLE

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Waterman 0504 Eyedropper – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is an example of the some the superb quality that Waterman could produce. This is a rare 0504 with gold filled repousse gold-filled overlay. There is little to no brassing on the pen. No dings. By the breather hole in the cap there is a spot where the overlay was chipped, but that is the only defect I could really find. The “0504” on the back of the barrel is still readable though worn some. Cap holds tight. The black hard rubber section and end are still very black. It has the initials “W.A.B.” in a lovely script engraved on its side. The 14kt. Waterman #4 is just a delight to use. It’s not a paintbrush flex nib, but it is so responsive and soft that it really makes flex writing easy. It’s almost dip nib like. Just look how precise the flex can be even within a 5mm square. It writes decently smooth for how fine it is (XXF) and takes just a little bit of pressure to get a larger line. If you are looking for huge flex, this probably isn’t your pen. But if you are looking for quality, crisp flex, this is a great pen. Plus, as a rare, top of the line Waterman of its day, it is highly collectable.  (See Price Here) 

SIZE:  4 5/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4., XXF to BBB (0.2mm-1.6mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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Wirt Red Mottled Eyedropper – Wet Noodle

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Wirt Red Mottled Eyedropper – WET NOODLE  (See Price Here)

Here is a gorgeous near mint condition Paul E. Wirt red mottled eyedropper pen. The pen looks and feels brand new. The only flaw in appearance is that the section where the slip cap rubs (as it should to keep the friction holding the cap on) is a bit less polished looking. But honestly if the rest of the pen didn’t look so good, it would just look normal. Just fantastic condition. Imprints are good and crisp. The section is ribbed for a good grip. The pen was made sometime in the early 1900s (it has a pat. date of 1904). Unfortunately, the pen does not have the famous unvented Wirt nib. Rather, it has a lovely Warranted 14kt. nib that writes as a smooth XXF with a very easy flex up to 1.7mm. If you want monster flex, this isn’t your pen. But if you want nice, easy flex capable of flex even on a very small detailed level, this is a great pen for it. It’s a fantastic piece of history in great condition. (See Price Here) 

SIZE:  5 7/16″ Capped

NIB: Warranted 14kt., XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.7mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restration Work:

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

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring Top “Signature” nib – Super Flex (SOLD)

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Wahl-Eversharp Ring top – Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a pretty little Wahl-Eversharp ring top in a beautiful emerald green pattern. The body is in very good condition with only a little bit of discoloring on the some of the cap and the part of barrel near the section. The black hard rubber ends are still shiny and black. The gold filled trim is show no signs of brassing. Imprint on the cap is still readable. The pen comes equipped with a 14kt. Eversharp “Signature” nib that writes as a smooth and soft XF (0.3mm). The nib does have a tiny “wave” towards the tip. It does not affect the writing, but you can see it if you look closely. It has easy flex that goes up to 1.7mm, and is quite responsive. A great little portable pen.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp “Signature”, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm) 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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