More Wahl metal pens!
11259: Wahl lever-filler: early production black hard rubber ringtop, 9.75 cm long, full sterling silver overlay, "Colonial' pattern chasing, made shortly after Wahl's takeover of Boston Safety, this pen bears no Wahl markings on cap or barrel, just "STERLING" and the patent date of July 5, 1904, while the side of the lever is imprinted with the patent date for the sprung pressure bar used for a short time under licence from Sheaffer; rounded ends are also an early feature. #2 Wahl nib is a replacement from the early 1920s.
11261: Wahl lever-filler: early production black hard rubber ringtop, 9.8 cm long, full gold filled overlay, "Colonial' pattern chasing, side of the lever is imprinted with the patent date for the sprung pressure bar used for a short time under licence from Sheaffer; name engraved on indicia, nicks and wear to posting end (see detail).
11267: Wahl lever-filler in box: gold filled #3-size "all metal barrel" pen in "Check" pattern, 11 cm long, earlier raised lever, some plating wear at ends but otherwise crisp.
11263: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled #2-size "all metal barrel" lever-filler ringtop, 9.6 cm long, "Ripple" pattern; chasing nice and crisp, nib requires some pressure to open up.
11264: Wahl lever-filler: green gold filled "all metal barrel" miniature ringtop, 8.4 cm long, "Colonial" pattern, #0 nib, initials on indicia.
DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • SOLD
11262: Wahl lever-filler: green gold filled "all metal barrel" miniature ringtop, 8.4 cm long, "Checkerboard" pattern, #0 nib.
11260: Wahl lever-filler: unusual French-market silver filled "all metal barrel" ringtop, 9.6 cm long, "Check" pattern, 18K French-hallmarked Wahl- Eversharp #2 nib, "PLAQUÉ" added to cap imprint.
11277: A. A. Waterman New Lincoln: clipless mottled hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.4 cm long, #3 warranted 14K nib.
11275: Conklin Nozac in box: green pearl marbled, 13.45 cm long, facetted cap and barrel, gold filled trim, early Chicago production; appears never used, but trim plating thin in spots, perhaps due to polishing or use of parts seconds, and there is a bump on the turning knob opposite the crosspin. Original unstained cork and rubber piston seal has been left intact, gently greased, but not air- or ink-tight. Toledo nib has a turn-up point.
11288: Cross Peerless letter scale: nickel plated brass, 15.9 cm high, letter is held in clip to weigh, or a string-tied package can be suspended by the hook. Marked "THE CROSS PEN CO./BOSTON".
DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: fine • SOLD
11266: Diener eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber straight-cap, 13.7 cm long, overfeed, warranted replacement nib is a soft writer with a semistub tip; "DIENER" imprint on barrel may well be that of a retailer rather than the manufacturer.
11295: Inkograph stylographic pen: black veined pearl lever-filler, black ends, 12.6 cm long, gold plated trim, gold filled over silver cap band; weighted needle intact, section with ink window. Streamlined Inkographs are normally found only in solid colors -- examples in colorful celluloids are rarely seen.
11273: Mabie Todd Swan: gold filled lever-filler, New York production, 13.1 cm long, elegant engine turning, #2 nib has plentiful easy flex, no dings to metal but usual ink erosion to front edge of section overlay (see detail).
11282: Parker 51 set in box: unusual Canadian-made Vac-filler in black, sterling silver cap with fine parallel lines pattern, geometric band, late production with chrome arrow clip without Blue Diamond; matching pencil uses .9 mm lead. Bold imprints on both pen and pencil, pen has large 4th quarter date code, no dings to caps, only light marks, usual mottling from flaking of original rhodium plating.
11289: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil in box: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.4 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body. Box top is missing one of the short sides. A 1929 advertisement can be viewed here.
11290: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with gold-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body; operates smoothly, a high-quality instrument in pristine condition. A 1929 advertisement can be viewed here.
11285: Sheaffer #4 Self-Filling: black hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, early narrow raised threads, early imprint without 1914 patent date; #4 Self Filling nib is a bit toothy but writes a nicely shaded line.
11283: Sheaffer #2A Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, nickel plated trim, #2 Self Filling nib; moderate even fading, strong imprints.
11284: Sheaffer #4 Self-Filling: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.7 cm long, nickel plated trim, #4 Self Filling nib is a smooth writer, requires a bit of pressure to open up.
11280: Waterman 13: a legendary rarity with a stanhope viewer in the cap, made to commemorate Waterman's 35th anniversary; black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 13.6 cm long, nickel silver clip; view through stanhope shows Waterman's Pen Corner in downtown New York City. Good imprints and chasing, moderate even fading. It has been suggested that these pens were made for Frank D. Waterman to present as personal gifts.
11257: Waterman 58: giant black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 15.3 cm long, chrome plated lever, big #8 nib is responsive with lots of flexibility. Hard rubber has been reblackened, cap lip trimmed; cap was originally clipless, topmost of two clip rivet holes was never drilled all the way through, so post-factory clip installation appears to have been started but not completed. All imprints clear, chasing moderately worn, impressive user.
11258: Waterman 403: uncommon late production celluloid lever-filler with sterling silver "Filigree" overlay, 12.9 cm long, barrel indicia elegantly engraved "E.L.L.", clean overlay with one pinhead ding to side of cap; very responsive #2 nib with lots of flex, feed with inlaid red hard rubber center strip. Very hard to find in such fine condition, as much more prone to dents and clip damage than earlier pre-streamline versions.