Mabie Todd Swan with Over/ Under Feed – Wet Noodle

Mabie Todd Swan- Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd “Swan” 1500 eyedropper with an over/under feed. The black hard rubber has now turned brown. The imprints are worn a bit but they are certainly readable. All chasing on the pen has been worn smooth. The beauty of this pen is in the nib. This is a very wet writing pen as is typical for these Mabie Todd eyedroppers. The 14kt. Swan nib writes normally as a smooth and wet F but it has a nice soft flex up to 1.9mm. And the ink just pours from this nib once you start flexing. It’s a great pen for producing sheen if you are into that. I would say that this is on the lower side of the wet noodle grade. It’s not quite a paint brush, but it takes very little pressure to make the tines start spreading. These over/ under feed eyedroppers are much sought after. This one shows some age, but it’s still a great pen.  (See Price Here)

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.9mm) WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

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
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

 

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Medium Flex! (SOLD)

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

This is a brown Skyline in standard size with a gold-filled cap. The pen is in very good condition. There is one ding on the cap that I tried to catch with a camera but isn’t showing up well. There are a couple other very, very minor pin drop dings as well, but they take work to see. There are few teeth marks on the crown of the cap. The body has very minimal minor scratchy, especially for a Skyline. And the gold-filled lever shows no signs of brassing. The 14kt. Eversharp nib is a very wet M/F (0.5mm), though I’ve used much wetter Skylines before. The nib is an absolute pleasure to use. The pen has a pretty good flex range going up to 1.8mm, but the nib just lacks the responsiveness of a higher quality flex. Still it is a very nice Skyline that writes beautifully.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Eversharp 14kt., F/M to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm) MEDIUM 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

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (SOLD)

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – SUPER FLEX (On Ebay)

Very nice Waterman 52V Red Ripple. The pen is in overall nice condition, but there are some important things to note. First, it appears that the cap is not original. The body appears to be a woodgrain 52V and the cap is a ripple cap. The woodgrain bodies tend to be darker, as this is, and less, well, rippley. Only a trained eye would observe the difference. Most people wouldn’t think twice. The feed is also a replacement from another Waterman pen as it is black and not the original ripple feed. The hard rubber is very well preserved. The imprints are worn; slightly visible but not readable. It has an inscription that is worn and I could not make out. The gold-filled trim is in good condition with no brassing. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a very nice writing XF that feels soft and a bit springy with normal writing. It has some nice flex up to 1.6mm. The flex is on the stiffer side of super flex, but it had pretty good responsiveness.

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Trim cleaned and 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