Waterman 94 Mahogany – Super Flex

Waterman 94 Mahogany – Super Flex  (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman 94 in the very classy Mahagony celluloid. Personally, it is one of my Waterman models of this era. There is some light scratching throughout the pen, but I have buffed much of it out with micro mesh. There are some very light marks at the top of the cap. Perhaps, very light teeth marks, but they really are not very noticeable. Imprints all look very good. The gold-filled trim also looks great with no signs of brassing. The pen comes equipped with a 14kt. Waterman #4 keyhole nib. It’s a lovely writing F that writes with medium wetness. The flex on this is a top quality super flex with an easy of flex approaching wet noodle status, good flow, and very nice responsiveness. It’s a beautiful and classy pen with a gorgeous nib.

SIZE:  5″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #4, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Lever

CONDITION: Good

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib and trim polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly and with optimal flow
  • Body buffed and polished
  • New Sac Installed
  • Test driven for at least a week to insure quality

 

 

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Conklin Crescent #30 – Super Flex (SOLD)

Conklin Crescent #30 –  Super Flex – (On Ebay)

Here is a very nice Conklin Crescent #30 in excellent condition. There is very little fading on the pen. Just a bit on the body. The chasing looks very crisp and imprints look good as new. The gold-filled trim is nearly flawless. This pen was rarely used. The 14kt. made in Toledo #3 Conklin nib is a beauty. You will not find a smoother XF nib on any pen. It’s smooth for a broad let alone an XF. Just a lovely, wet, smooth writing experience. It also has a very nice flex with excellent responsiveness. It’s everything you could want in a vintage pen.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Conklin Toledo #3, XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm) SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Crescent Filler

CONDITION: Near Mint

Restoration Work:

  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned
  • Nib and feed tuned to write smoothly with optimal flow
  • Gold trim cleaned and polished
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Mabie Todd Swan Over/Under Feed – Good Flex (SOLD)

Mabie Todd Swan Over/Under Feed – Good Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a made in England Mabie Todd Swan eyedropper model 1500 with over/under feed. The BCHR is in pretty good condition. It does have some moderate fading to a dark black-brown. More so on the body than the cap. Chassing and imprints on the body are still pretty good. The imprints on the cap are quite faded and only partially readable. Slip cap has to cracks and hold tight. The 14kt. Swan nib is a wet and smooth writing F. It has some good flex ability going from 0.4mm to 1.6mm. It’s too stiff to be classified a super flex in my opinion, but it does have decent responsiveness for how wet a pen it is. You definitely don’t have to worry about railroading.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Mabie Todd Swan 14kt., F to BB (0.4mm-1.6mm)  GOOD FLEX (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
  • Body buffed and polished
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

Waterman 14 Red Mottled – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 14 Red Mottled – Super Flex (On Ebay)

Here is a nice Waterman 14 eyedropper in red mottled hard rubber. Patent date on this Waterman is 1884. It’s likely over 120 years old, but still in very nice condition. There is a little fading to the hard rubber, but it still has very good color for it’s age and has even retained some of it’s original shine. Imprints are pretty good. A little faded, but certainly readable. The only real flaw is a tiny chip on the edge of the cap, but the there are no cracks. The 14kt. Waterman #4 is a perfect specimen of the joys of vintage nibs. It’s a juicy, soft, smooth F that is really a stub. Notice the line variation in the writing sample. It has some superb flex that ranges from 0.4mm to 1.7mm and has an ease of flex that is nearing wet noodle status. It also has very good responsiveness. It’s a beautiful, early Waterman.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: 14kt. Waterman #4, F to BB (0.4mm-1.7mm),  SUPER FLEX (See “Grading Flex Nibs” for How I Grade)

FILLING: Eye-Dropper

CONDITION: Excellent

Restration Work:

  • Pen (barrel, section, nib, feed, & cap) thoroughly cleaned & flushed
  • Nib polished and tuned to write smoothly
  • Inside of barrel thoroughly cleaned.
  • Nib and feed ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality

 

Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Super Flex (SOLD)

Waterman 55 Red Ripple – Super Flex (On Ebay)

This is the big and beautiful Waterman 55 in Red Ripple hard rubber. The hard rubber has faded a bit, but still has pretty good color. The gold filled trim has no signs of brassing. The imprints are still very crisp. And, well, it’s big. The 14kt. #5 Waterman nib is a beauty. It has near wet noodle ease of flex that has pretty decent responsiveness. It writes normally as a wet F (0.4mm) that is smooth and has a nice soft bounce to it. It doesn’t take much pressure to get line variation. It ranges up to 1.7mm (BB+). I would say the nib is quite a bit better than most #5/ #7 “Red” nibs that I have used. It’s just a big beautiful pen with a big beautiful nib.

SIZE:  5 3/8″ Capped

NIB: Waterman #5, XF to 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
  • 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

Wahl-Eversharp Skyline – Super/Good Flex (SOLD)

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

Here is a very nice standard size Skyline in burgundy with a gold-fill cap and trim. There is just some very light scratching on the body, which is typical of these pens. But I have buffed and polished most of it away. There is just a tiny prick of a ding on the cap. The only brassing I see is just a bit on one side of the lever. The 14kt. Skyline nib is a nice XF with some flex. There seem to be fewer XF flex Skyline nibs than say F to M, so I always enjoy it when I do. The nib writes smooth and wet. It’s really a lovely writer. The flex on this pen is a bit hard to grade. It has super flex range, responsiveness, and ink flow, but it is a bit on the stiff side. It’s still more than capable of some really nice flex work.

SIZE:  5 1/4″ Capped

NIB: Skyline 14kt., XF to BB (0.3mm-1.6mm) SUPER/GOOD 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

Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top (SOLD)

 

Mabie Todd Swan Gold-Filled Ring Top – (On Ebay)

This gold filled ring top Swan was originally made in New York and has an 1904 patent date. I really like Mabie Todd ring tops as they just feel like high quality. It’s hard to describe without using them. Anyway, this Swan has four decent dings on the end of the barrel, and a few tiny scuffs on the lever. I don’t see any other brassing. There is some light scratching throughout the pen. The 14kt. #2 Swan nib is a firm and smooth XF. It has about a 4 out of 10 wetness. If you are looking for a vintage portable pen that will write on cheap paper, this might be for you.

SIZE:  3 3/4″ Capped (not including the ring)

NIB: 14kt. Swan #2, XF (0.2mm-2.0mm)  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 ultrasonically cleaned and adjusted for optimal flow
  • New sac installed
  • Test driven for a week to insure quality