Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – WET NOODLE

Moore Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle  (See Price Here)

Here is a Moore gold filled ring top with a superb nib. The body of this pen is in good condition with no brassing save for a little on the end of the barrel. There is one ding of note on the side of the barrel. The pen does have some light scratching from use but nothing notable. It has a personalization on the cap that reads “F.W.” The star of the pen is the 14kt. Moore #2 nib that has near paintbrush softness. It writes normally was a very wet F (0.4mm) and flexes with ease up to 1.8mm. It also has some pretty good responsiveness to go along with the soft flex.

SIZE:  4″ Capped

NIB: Moore #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  WET NOODLE (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
  • Pen body buffed and polished
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Super Flex/Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Wahl BCHR Ring Top – Super Flex/Wet Noodle – (On Ebay)

Here is a great little Wahl ring top in BCHR. The hard rubber is still quite black with just a little bit of fading. Chasing still looks pretty good, though it is worn on the back of the barrel. The imprint also looks good except towards the barrel end where it is also worn. The gold-filled lever looks good with no brassing. The pen is missing the ring top. The real star of this pen, though is the outstanding 14kt. Wahl #2 nib. It’s a wet writing F that has a very soft flex up to 1.8mm (BBB)! This is either a wet noodle or a near wet noodle. The feed is plenty wet to keep up. It’s not a big pen, but it has some big time flex ability.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped

NIB: Wahl #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

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

 

Waterman Lady Patricia – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman Lady Patricia – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This Waterman’s Lady Patricia in Onyx. The gold-filled hardware on the pen is in good condition with no brassing. There is so significant discoloration on the cap due to what looks like ink staining. Imprint looks good, and there is a personalization on the barrel that reads “Adele Evans.” The 14kt. Waterman #2 nib is a joy to use. Many people believe that flex nibs have to flex huge, but this nib proves why big flex isn’t everything. This nib has a nice soft flex with a quality responsiveness. It has a flex range starting at a super fine XXF (0.2mm) and goes up to BB (1.4mm). Normal writing is springy and soft with a smooth XXF. Great nib.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.4mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body buffed and polished
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 3 – Good Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 3 – GOOD FLEX   (On Ebay)

This Waterman 3 is in overall good condition. The chrome trim looks pretty good, but there is some minor to the clip and lever (see pics). There is a spot of discoloration on the back of the cap (see pic) where the dark green celluloid turned to a shade of lighter green and what looks like a crack that forms from crazing, but I have never seen crazing on these Waterman pens so I’m not sure what caused it. I doubt that the spot will spread. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a wet and smooth writing XF (0.3mm) and it flexes to a nice BB (1.5mm). This is a very nice flex nib that I graded “good flex” just because it is a touch firmer than a “super flex.” But it does not take a great amount of pressure to achieving some nice flexing and it has some good responsiveness.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.5mm),  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Body 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

Waterman 12 1/2 PSF – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterma 12 1/2 PSF – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a Waterman 12 1/2 PSF in BCHR, which is the equivalent of the 52 1/2. It just predates the updated Waterman numbering system. The hard rubber has faded to a dark brown. The chasing is still visible on the pen, but it has worn smooth and much of it. The imprints are all still looking sharp, and the nickel lever looks great. Unfortunately, there is a crack in the lip of the cap (see pic). The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth writing XF (0.3mm) that is plenty wet. It flexes up BB (1.6mm). The ease of flex on this nib is just on the firmer of “super flex,” but the responsiveness is in the “super flex” range, so its right on the border between the two.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Nib and feed cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New ink sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Onoto Plunger Filler – Wet Noodle

Onoto Plunger Filler – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a Thomas De La Rue “Onoto” plunger filler. Onoto/ T.D.L.R. is a British pen company that went very early to a plunging mechanism to fill their pens. This Onoto is BCHR pen with the the hard rubber faded to a dark brown. The chasing has been worn almost off, but the imprints are still very crisp. The plunging mechanism has been restored and works well. The 14kt. Onoto nib is covered by an over/ under feed. The nib is a beauty. It is a smooth writing F/XF that writes like a stub. When flexed ink gushes out of this pen, but when not flexed the flow is good but not copious. The flex has a large range going from 0.3mm to 1.9mm (XF-BBB) and is very soft and smooth. These Onotos have an unique attribute. When flexing the ink will eventually start running dry. Then you must unscrew the blind cap and the flow will return, and as I said it will be abundant.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Onoto, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade Flex)

FILLING: Plunger Filler

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

Moore Vest Pen – Wet Noodle

Moore Vest Pen – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

Here is a Moore BCHR vest pen with a gold-filled overlay. The pen is in pretty good condition. The hard rubber has faded some to a dark grayish brown/ black. There are also small bite marks on the top of the cap and end of the barrel. The overlay is in pretty good condition. There is some light scratching from use, but no brassing. The clip and lever are in like condition: some scratching but no plate loss or brassing. The overlay also has the initials I.N.S. engraved in the side. The 14kt. Moore nib on this pen is absolutely superb. It is a soft XXF (0.2mm) that writes quite smoothly for such a fine nib. It’s flex range tops out at about 1.6mm (BB), but the responsiveness on this pen is truly superb. It has a near dip nib responsive quality that is very rare and hard to come by. Even the slightest line variations allow for crisp flex writing. Perfect for calligraphic writing such as copperplate.

SIZE:  4 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Moore, XXF to BB (0.2mm-1.6mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Pen cleaned and thoroughly polished
  • 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