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Pen #2860     Ebonized Pearl Sheaffer Balance      $147
2860
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprintexcellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   Robyn thinks that the ebonized pearl finish is one of the prettiest that Sheaffer made.  Found only in the Balance pens made between 1934 and 1939, they have chips of mother of pearl embedded in the celluloid.  This is one of the Jr size pens, so might be considered to be a lady's pen - but it could also be a pants pocket pen.  The  pen nib is in excellent condition, the black celluloid covered rod is in excellent condition with no flaws or bubbles in it.  Freshly restored using our high grade rubber materials.

Recommended:  1/8 ounce jar of silicone grease to lubricate the plunger rod.  This is the stuff I use  in the shop made by Dow-Corning.  A little bit on the plunger rod keeps it moving freely.  Can also be used to lubricate piston fillers.

Pen #2873    Sheaffer Balance   SOLD 
2873
Overall Gradeextra fine
Metal: extra fine
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  plunger
Point:  fine cursive italic
Imprintexcellent
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTSThe numbers on Sheaffer pens really aren't model numbers.  Rather, they were the "price" tag for the pen. i.e.  350 pens sold for $3.50.  This one has the 350 number, and is about the same size as the Jr pens, it's smaller than the standard size Balance, but is still comfortable in the hand when posted - and this one does post.  The trim is better than you usually see on these pens. The cap band is a little scratched, and hazy; the clip is pretty good.  No brassing, no tooth marks on the pen, no cracks.  The nib is a #33 that writes with a fine cursive italic line.  Not a dramatic line difference, but I'm getting about 0.5mm vertical, 0.2 horizontal.  The original black plunger rod is in the pen, which has been restored with our high grade rubber materials that are both chemical and wear resistant.

Recommended:  1/8 ounce jar of silicone grease to lubricate the plunger rod.  This is the stuff I use  in the shop made by Dow-Corning.  A little bit on the plunger rod keeps it moving freely.  Can also be used to lubricate piston fillers.

Pen #2869    Sheaffer Tuckaway    SOLD
2869
Overall Grade excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
Imprintcrisp
Size:  4.3"
COMMENTSThe Tuckaway was introduced in 1940, and underwent a change after WWII.  The wire band cap came out around 1946, while the pens were still celluloid, and the section fused to the barrel, before the change over to the "cartridge" style units that screwed into the barrel and often had a window to see the  ink.  I'm not sure if this qualifies as a Lady Sheaffer II or not. Clean trim on the pen, some transparency to the barrel.  No tooth marks or cracks, no brassing and a nice writing XF nib.  As you would expect on a Tucky, the cap posts nicely.  Fully restored using our high grade, chemical and wear resistant rubber for  many years of use without being serviced.  About the only thing you need to do with these pens is flush them on occasion, and maybe lubricate the plunger rod.

Recommended:  1/8 ounce jar of silicone grease to lubricate the plunger rod.  This is the stuff I use  in the shop made by Dow-Corning.  A little bit on the plunger rod keeps it moving freely.  Can also be used to lubricate piston fillers.

Pen #2870   Blue  Parker Vacumatic Major   SOLD
2870
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  vacumatic
Point:  fine
Imprintcrisp
        1st quarter 1946
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSThe second generation Vacs are the ones we see most often.  Vacs in general were incredibly popular pens, and some of the colors really attract interest - like blue and red.  They're gorgeous.  This pen is in excellent condition wtih a  crisp imprint and clean trim.  The fine nib is very nice writing.   The transparency of the clear bands isn't the bright greenish color of mint celluloid, but its pretty decent.  Freshly restored.  Its one of those pens that tempts me!! 

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $127
Gregg
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  replated
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: 
Filler: lever
Point: fine
Imprint: none
Size:  5.0"
COMMENTSThis is an interesting little pen. It's on the slender side, but not skinny.  When posted, the pen is nicely balanced.  The clip says WASP (W A Sheaffer Pen) - a Sheaffer sub brand.  Lever and J bar are Sheaffer, but the only branding is the GREGG enamel medallion on the top of the cap, and GREGG on the nib.  No imprint, and I think that there never was one.  The nib is a nice writing fine nib.  The trim has been replated with a base layer of nickel and top layer of gold.  Fully restored

Pen #2854    Parker 3 Band Standard    SOLD
2854
Overall Grade: fine
Metal:  extra fine
Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  see comments
Filler: Vacumatic
Point:  extra fine
Imprint: none
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   If you're looking for a good every day carry, every day user pen, this one may be for you.  While technically is a Vac Crystal, the barrel is so ambered that it is in essence a black 3 Band standard.  Good pump, very nice extra fine nib, clean clip and tassie.  One of the bands has a minor wrinkle.  A little wavy there in the barrel, and the imprint is mostly gone.  I might be able to lift it and create an "outie" print if you want me to try.  I restored the pen for myself to have a good user for a nice nib, but I'm finding that my writing hand isn't happy with smaller pens. So... it can be yours.

Pen #2872   1980 Pilot Elite   $97 
2872
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material: stainless cap
      plastic body
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point: fine
Imprint
Size: 4.7"
COMMENTSI really like these pens.  The long/short design intrigues me.  They're well balanced, and have great nibs.  The date code on the nib indicates that it was made in the spring of 1980, a couple of months before Robyn and I started dating.  The nib is marked <F>, so a Japanese fine, which means that it writes like a western extra  fine.  I carried this pen for a couple of weeks, and really like it.  I'd keep it, except that  I have the nearly identical, earlier version that has the matching metal barrel, instead of plastic like this one.  The pen arrived with scratches on the plastic.  That has been cleaned up, and the clutch adjusted and deburred to correct that.  I like the silky way that the cap posts or fits over the section.  Slight wiggle to the nib, but it stays centered over the feed.   A little wear from use to the metal of the clip.  The pen has the CON-B style converter, and will take the CON-20 or the other modern converters.   A great EDC pen!

Pen #2856    Cross Century set    $97
2856
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material:  lacquered brass
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler: cartridge/converter
            converter included

Point:  fine
ImprintNA
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTS: I bought this set back in the late 80s or early 90s....  before  I got sucked into the dark side of the farce, collecting and then repairing pens.  It may even have been BC (before children).  The gold plated fountain pen nib is quite nice, and was a favorite among the pens I owned at the time.  But the very thin profile made it tough for me to use, and even more so now.  The pencil is 0.5mm,  the Selectip pen, which takes rollerball or porous point refills has a working refill in it.   The only flaw is a slight posting mark in the barrel that you can see if you catch the light right.  Anticipating that someone may ask - I'm selling this as a set.

Pen #2837 Parker 75 Flighter Deluxe pencil   $57
75 2837
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  stainless steel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws: none
Filler: pencil
Point:   NA
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTSThe 75 pencil has a standard twist action mechanism, 0.9 mm (0.036") lead.  Original eraser, which is about the same size as all of the Parker erasers except for the Duofold line.  If you can find them, the Parker Insignia erasers fit nicely. I was planning on selling the 75 flighter fountain pen and pencil as a set.  But, there are no markings on the pen, and the stainless is a different color, so the pencil is listed separately.    If you buy the Flighter fountain pen at the same time, I'll sell the pencil with it for $37.

Pen #2845    Caran d'Ache Ecridore Pen and Pencil - chevron pattern     $127
2845
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  silver plated
Material: plated over brass
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:  ballpoint/pencil
Point:    na
Imprint
Size:  5"
COMMENTS:    The Caran d'Ache Ecridore is a well made pen, slender with a bit of heft to it.  Silver plated with a heavy plating on it.  Some of the later pens also had a layer of rhodium on them to prevent tarnish, these do not.  I bought the BP at an antique show back in the 90s, and added the pencil to make it a "set".  The big difference is that the BP has an area for engraving on the back side, and is engraved NWG-WIB.  Wedding present"  Who knows.  No dings or dents, engraving is excellent, the Caran d'Ache "Goliath" refill is working.  To replace the refill, you unscrew the button on the end, and allowing the refill to drop out.

Pen #2630    Parker  61 Flighter BP and Pencil set  $117
2809
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: stainless
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler:  ballpoint
Point:
Imprint:
Size:  5"
COMMENTS: I don't list ballpoints or pencils very often.  But this one is worth listing...  The Parker Flighter sets are worth collecting - refined and set apart from the rest of the crowd by their design and trim - the two gold bands engraved itno the caps are a nice defining touch,   The pencil on the set is twist activated, the BP cap acutated.  The pencil works, though you may want to replace the eraser.  The Parker Insignia erasers will fit if you can find them.  I'm all out of them.   The BP has a working refill, and also takes Parkers Gel refills, or the Monteverde EZ flow refills, or any other refill made to the DIN standard including Pelikan.  No dents or dings, nice frosting.  The pen has a black jewel, the pencil the pearl white jewel to make it easy to identify which is which in your pocket.


Rayovac Workhorse  penlight     $12 
penlight
COMMENTSI've had a  Rayovac penlight on the "stuff" page for quite a while now.   They're great for looking down a cap or barrel with plenty of focused light,   I found them when the batteries on my Lenser LED light went bad (I'm always putting the thing down, forgetting to turn it off first), and I discovered that the batteries cost as much as the flashlight ($15)  So I bought the Rayovacs.  Several actually, and never looked back..   I keep one on the bench, a couple in the tool box so that I can find one when I mislay the one in the bench, one next to my "office" chair, one on the bedside table....  It's a great little penlight. 

Then I came across these....   and decided to grab them.   It's a Rayovac penlight on steroids.   Output is 18 lumens vs. 3,  two  AAA batteries instead of one, machined aluminum end to end, a metal clip instead of plastic.  The power switch is on the back end (with an 0-ring seal)  unscrews to install or replace the two alkaline batteries that are included.  You get LOTS of light down your cap or barrel.  Everything in bright detail  ,and the beam still narrow enough that you don't get too much back scatter around the cap.  The thing is though that there are only a few available.  I'm keeping two, and the rest are up for grabs.  So when they're gone, they're gone! 
           
     Only three  penlights available...       

Oh yeh....  that white spot off the end of the flashight?  That's not Photo Shopped.  It's bright enough to show even under a light tent and the bright CFL that I use for shooting pen pictures.   If you're dumb enough to look straight at the end, it's your problem.


Brobdingnagian Pin Vise  V2.0    $28

COMMENTS:   Named the Brobdingnagian Pin Vise with apologies to both  Johnathan Swift and Dorothy Sayers*  

This has to be one of the most useful tools in my tool box.  I made mine 3 or more years ago, and find myself constantly reaching for it when restoring pens.  The 3/8" chuck will hold drill bits for cleaning out snorkel sac guards, reamers,  taps, tapers,  you name it.   It's much easier to grip this tool than just a drill, or  a tap wrench which never tightens right on a round object, and fits a wide range of diameters from a #50 drill all the way up to 3/8"   If it fits, you have an instant handle.  I find it to be very useful for holding things like Vac jewels or other small parts for buffing.  They're held securely instead of getting ripped out of your fingers and flung into the deep dark corners of the shop.  (been there, eh?)

 V 2.0 has a chuck designed for hand tightening.  Overall length is 7"  The handle is about  5 1/2" long and 1 1/4" at the widest part  so that you get a good grip.    I've listed them here instead of on the "stuff"  page because if you do pen repair, you need this tool!

These will be out for sale at the Ohio show.  I suspect that once people see one being used at my seminar on Friday, they won't last long.  If you want to order one (and pay for it)  and pick it up at the show, we'll be happy to put your name on one.


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*Gulliver's Travels and Busman's Honeymoon respectively.


What's with this "fully restored" thing anyway? 
There are some sellers out there who will put a sac in a pen and call it "restored."   I'm not one of them.
I started repairing pens for myself back in the late 80s or so, and of course was restoring them
the way that I thought that they should be.... and the way that most people would want their pens
to be.  The work is done with attention to detail, nice looking, cleaned, nib smoothed,
polished and working.   That habit was ingrained in me,
and it's still the way I repair pens - for my self, to sell, or for clients.


Note that all pens are sold without ink, cartridges or converters
 unless otherwise noted.



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