Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper – Super Flex (SOLD)

Vintage Gold-Filled Repousse Eyedropper – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a beautiful vintage, unbranded eyedropper fountain with stunning gold-filled repousse bands. Being unbranded there is no sure way to tell exactly what the date of it’s production. But these types of pens, especially in this repousse style, were made primarily in the 1880s-1910s, so it is highly likely that it comes from that span. The smooth hard rubber (no original chasing) has faded a little bit. I would say it’s grayed a bit more than it has browned. It’s still pretty much black though. The gold-filled repousse bands are in great condition with no braising. There are a few tiny dings in the blank area of the barrel meant for inscriptions (there are none on this pen). The 14kt. nib is also unbranded. It is a long-tined and elegant nib. It writes very lovely, very soft. It is a wet writing F (0.4mm) that is smooth. The flex on this nib is also very nice. I would say it’s a pretty solid “super flex.” It’s ranges from 0.4mm (F) to a large 1.8mm (BBB). That’s 1.4mm of range, so pretty good. It has average responsiveness (many of these old eyedroppers do due to how wet they write). It’s a stunning vintage pen that will fit well into any vintage pen collection.

SIZE: 5 1/2″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Unbranded, F to BBB (0.4mm-1.8mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eyedropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

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

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