Parker Rare “Jointless” Eyedropper – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

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Parker “Jointless” Eyedropper  – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

Here is a rare jointless Parker eyedropper. The Jointless was an attempt to make an eyedropper that could not leak from any joint. The feed and nib are harnessed in a collar that pulls out from the barrel (no threads). You simply grab the feed and nib (with a cloth, I’d recommend) and pull it out. It removes quite easily. These pens began to be manufactured in 1899, so this was likely made in the first few years of the 1900s. The pen is in overall good condition. The body is smooth BHR (no original chasing) that is still quite black on the body, but has faded to a brown on top of the cap. Imprints are still crisp with a pat. date of 1894. The pen has an accommodation clip from 1910. It looks to be nickel plated and has some wear, but it still looks pretty good. Unfortunately, the original Lucky Curve nib was badly damaged when I found this pen. I have replaced it with a 14kt. Moore nib, and it’s a great nib. It writes nicely as an XF, but it has some great flex on it. Ease of flex is not quite paintbrush status, but it is still very easy and flexes from XF to BBB (1.8mm). The nib is fabulously responsive and snappy making high quality flex writing easy to achieve.

SIZE: 5 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Moore #2., XF to BBB (0.3mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Flushed and cleaned pen
  • Nib and feed ultra sonically cleaned
  • Installed new Moore Nib
  • Polished clip
  • Aligned nib and feed for optimal flow
  • Tuned nib to write smoothly

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