Parker Vacumatic Major with Two Tone Nib (SOLD)

Parker Vacumatic Major with Two Tone Nib (On Ebay)

Here is a fine looking Vac with a single jewel in major size. It has the diamond clip, the rare two tone nib, and a plastic filler. There are some minor chew marks at the top of the cap, but it’s pretty clean otherwise. There is some wear on the sides of the clip but otherwise the gold-filled trim looks good. Imprint is good and barrel clarity is decent though not outstanding. The 14kt. two-tone Parker nib is a wet writing XF that is beautifully smooth. The pen is a real pleasure to use in my opinion.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Parker Vac, Two-tone, XF (0.3mm),  GOOD FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Vac Fill

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

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

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Sheaffer Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle (SOLD)

Sheaffer Gold Filled Ring Top – Wet Noodle (On Ebay)

This Sheaffer gold filled ring top does not have any brassing that I can see. It does, however, have quite a few very small dings throughout, especially on the tap of the cap probably from biting it. There is also a larger ding next to the lever. The pen has no personalization on it. This pen lost its original Sheaffer nib, but in it’s place is a wet writing 14kt. Warranted F (0.5mm) that has wet noodle softness to it. It’s not quite a paintbrush soft, but it is very close and flexes up to 1.8mm. I also replaced the original Sheaffer feed simply because it, along with all the old Sheaffer feeds I’ve ever used, just cannot keep up with any kind of flex writing. If you are looking for a wet noodle nib at an affordable price, this is your chance.

SIZE:  4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Warrented, F to BBB (0.5mm-1.8mm)  WET NOODLE (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Fair

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
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Aikin Lambert “Capital” BCHR Eyedropper – Super Flex (SOLD)

Aikin Lambert “Capital” BCHR Eyedropper – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is an Aikin Lambert eyedropper in BCHR that is very similar to a Waterman 12. The pen is in great condition. There is some fading of the barrel to a dark grayish black, but the cap is still quite black. The chasing is all very nice and crisp as are the imprints. There is very little wear to the pen, nor are there really any marks of abuse. The originally 14kt. ALCO (Aikin Lambert Company) nib is a smooth and wet writing F (0.4mm). It is wet but not gushing like some eyedroppers. The nib has an easy flex to it that goes up to 1.7mm (BB). This is a very nice Aikin Lambert eyedropper in fantastic condition especially considering it is or very near a 100 years old.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: ALCO 14kt., F-BB (0.4mm-1.7mm)  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

Moore L-72 Ring Top – Good/Super Flex (SOLD)

Moore L-72 Ring Top – Good Flex

This is a version of the Moore L-72. it comes in a green and black marbled celluloid. The green part has faded in spots to a brownish color. There is some light scratching throughout the pen from use, but nothing significant. There are some light bite marks on the end of the barrel. The imprint is still quite crisp, and the gold-filled trim looks great with no brassing. The pressure bar on this Moore was missing, so I have replaced it with a new J bar. The lever is a bit loose as is common in my experience with these Moore lever-fillers. The 14kt. Moore nib is a smooth and wet XF (0.3mm) that flexes up to 1.7mm. The flex on this pen is too stiff to be classified as a super flex, but it is more responsive than usual for a “good flex” grade. It’s a great writing pen with a nice flex ability.

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Moore, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.7mm),  GOOD FLEX (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
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 52 Red Mottled – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 52 Red Mottled – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is a superb Waterman 52 in red mottled hard rubber. The wood grain hard rubber pattern is still very nice with very little fading. In fact, it looks almost as nice as when new. It still even has some good shine to it. Imprints are all very nice and crisp. The gold filled trim is in good condition. There is a little bit of wear on the very edges of the clip and the edges of the lever box; otherwise, it looks beautiful. I grade the pen Near Mint if wasn’t for this little bit of wear. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a special one. This is a wet and smooth writing XF (0.3mm) that really borders on being a wet noodle. The flex is very easy and goes from XF – BB (0.3mm to 1.7mm). It’s the responsiveness that really sets this nib apart. It’s more responsive than a good many wet noodles. It’s the perfect nib for calligraphic writing. This is just a superb example of what a Waterman pen can be at it’s best.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

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

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Excellent/Near Mint

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

  

Wahl Ring Top Red Hard Rubber – Good Flex (SOLD)

Wahl Ring Top Red Hard Rubber  (On Ebay)

Here is a Wahl vest pen with ring top in red hard rubber. The pen is in good condition overall. The hard rubber still has some of the original chasing, but it is worn some. Original imprint at the top of the cap is worn as well. The color of the pen is still pretty good. There is a tiny crack going from the lever box to the lever pin hole, but everything appears to be stable. All the gold trim looks to be in great condition with no brassing. The pen no longer has the original Wahl nib. Instead, it has a 14kt. Warranted nib that is in excellent condition with great tipping. The nib writes as a wet and smooth F (0.4mm). Very good for normal writing. It also has some good flex going up to 1.5mm. It’s a little stiff and lacking in responsiveness to to be graded higher, but still a great nib.

 

(On Ebay)

SIZE:  4 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Warrented, F to BB (0.4mm-1.5mm),  Good Flex (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
  • Trim polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

      

 

Waterman 52V Red Ripple – Wet Noodle

Waterman 52V Red Ripple  – Wet Noodle (See Price Here)

This is a beautiful Waterman 52V in red ripple hard rubber that is in fantastic condition. There is just a slight bit of fading on the hard rubber. The imprints are all in good, crisp, easy to read condition. The trim looks great with no signs of brassing. And to top it all off it has a great nib. The 14kt. Waterman #2 is a smooth, wet writing, stubbish F. And it has great flex abilities. It ranges from 0.4mm to 1.8mm (BBB). It is snappy and responsive enough to use for detail flex work. The flex also comes easy. This one is on the border between “super flex” and “wet noodle.” This is a fantastic example of the beautiful Red Ripple pen.   (See Price Here)

SIZE:  4 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #2, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  Wet Noodle (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
  • Trim polished
  • New Ink Sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality