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Pen #2806  Early Inkograph      $167
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  extra fine
Material: Bakelite
Nib conditionexcellent
Filler:  eyedropper
Point:  fine
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTS:   The Inkograph is an interesting pen.  If I have my facts straight, the stylographic pen was invented in the US, and then taken over to Europe where it became popular because of the lower cost for the tube instead of a standard nib, and then came back to the USA with the Rotring and other brand pens as technical drawing pens.  The last round of Inkograph pens were made of a cheap injection molded plastic, but some of the early ones were made of Bakelite and hard rubber.  I have one that is a gorgeous mottled hard rubber lever filler, and some in a marbled plastic, I assume celluloid.
    This is the only eyedropper Inkograph that I've ever seen.  The weight on the wire goes all of the way down to the end of the barrel instead of having something in the section that keeps it from falling down inside.  I've had the pen for some time, and have not been able to remove the section, which leads me to believe that it is either glued or secured with shellac.  The way to fill the pen is to unscrew the front end, removing the "nib" and wire.  From the feel of the pen, I think that the cap may be celluloid, but the barrel is not - it has the classic look of Bakelite.  The pen is quite clean.  There is some brassing to the top and ball of the clip, and some on the cap band.  The "nib" is gold colored, but I assume gold plated steel as gold would be too soft and would wear quickly.  The pen is about the size of a Duofold Sr.

Pen #2630    Sheaffer Touchdown Imperial   SOLD
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  
Filler:  Touchdown
Point:   extra fine
Imprint: excellent
Size:  5.5"
COMMENTS This pen has been lurking in our tray of pens to be listed - I just keep missing it for some reason.   The Imperials are great pens, reliable writers, and they of course precede the PFM and Targa with their inlaid nibs.  The pen is in excellent condition.  Its been long enough since I restored it that I don't remember whether it is mint or not.  What I can tell you is that it has a PVC sac under the sac guard, so will last a good long time before needing any service.

Pen #2744   Sheaffer Compact Imperial  $87
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  excellent Material: forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none
Filler:  cartridge only
          1 black cartridge included
Point:   fine
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTSThe Compact Imperial is what I refer to as the "Tuckaway" version of the Imperial pens.  A little shorter than the standard Imperial pens, but still a comfortable length to write with when the cap is posted.  They really were designed as cartridge only pens, as  I found out with my first one a couple of decades ago.  The pen came with a button converter, so I promply filled the pen, screwed the barrel on and promptly got a handfull of ink as the end of the barrel pressed the button down.    None of the Sheaffer converters will fit, though a Kaweco Sport squeeze converter will fit.  The syringe style does not.  You could use it as an eyedropper if you found the right sealant for the threads.  I'd be inclined to use bees wax, or wax from a toilet bowl sealing ring.  You'll find a cartridge in the barrel - one with the dimple in the end towards the front so that the piercing tube doesn't puncture the end.  Just turn the cartridge around. This pen is true  mint - never filled with ink.  Please let us know if you want us to ink and test the pen prior to sending it when you place your order.

Pen #2805  Flat top Sterling Parker 75 RB     $125
pen 2805
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: sterling silver
Nib condition
Flaws:   none
Filler:   roller ball
Point:   RB
Size:  4.8"
COMMENTS:   A very clean Parker 75 roller ball pen.  The 75 is one of the iconic Parker pens, introduced in the mid 60s.  Earlier USA  made pens have a flat surface VS dished on both the clip screw on top and tassie on the bottom.  Easily converted to a fountain pen by unscrewing the section and installing a nib unit.  Either the early triangular or later round or French made sections will fit.  The refill is relatively new.  I haven't tried the widgets that allowed you to use a ballpoint refill in a Big Red - it might allow the use of a gel refill.  Ask and I'll send a set along with the pen.  No dings or dents, no brassing.  The inner cap is the short version with metal clutch fingers, so the cap has a firm grip on the section.

Pen #2800    Parker Vacumatic Major     $167
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:     Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:    fine
Imprintcrisp - 1st quarter 1945
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: One of the things that I like about the Parker pens in the 30s and 40s is that they always have a date code, and it gets me to thinking about what was going on when the pen was made.  First quarter 1945, though still very much a war time economy, was a time when the end was in sight.  The allies were closing in on Germany. If later in the quarter the Battle of the Bulge had been won,  and the end was in sight in Europe.  It may have been over by the pen was sold.  Fun to speculate.  This pen is in excellent condition with a deep imprint, clean trim, and a  nice writing fine nib (I measured 0.5mm).  I don't see any transparency, which surprises me given how clean the rest of the pen is. Fully restored....

Pen #2699    Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147
pen 2777
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:     Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:   two tone fine
Imprint:  no imprint Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: This was lurking in the tray of pens for sale.  I think I forgot to included it with the updates around Christmas.....  A nice Vacumatic Jr, 2nd Generation with the plastic pump (metal threads though).  A nice two tone fine nib,  No imprint on the barrel.  Its not worn away, just no sign of one having ever been put on the pen,  which makes me wonder if it was a Parker service replacement.   Some transparency to the barrel, better than what's in the picture. You just have to get the angle of the pen right to see the light through the laminations.

Pen #2777   Parker Vacumatic Jr.     $147
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrel
Filler: vacumatic
Point:   fine
Imprint: excellent
    2nd quarter 1947
Size: 5"
COMMENTS:  Now here's a challenge for you -  find a pen for every year of production of Parker Vacumatics, rotating through the different models.  I'm not likely to do that either.  But I did grab this one when I saw it.  A nice clean Vac Jr, clean trim with no brassing, excellent imprint, great nib.  We can quibble about Virginia Craig's name in the barrel, but she took care of her pen. Decent transparency in the barrel and a nice bright clear pump rod.  The barrel is ambered, but not dark.  Nice writing nib.  The pen of course is fully restored.

Pen #2746   Carmine short slender Sheaffer Balance set  $137

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  extra fine Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   replated cap band Filler:  plunger
Point:   extra fine feather touch
Imprint:  excellent Size:   4.75"
COMMENTS  This is a short, slender Balance set.   No price code on the barrel, but that  may be because it was part of a set instead of the pen alone.  The combination of the radius clip places the date of  production between 1940 and 1942 when Sheaffer phased out the Balance pens in favor of the Triumph line.  The pen is a plunger filler, and has been restored using our high grade, long life synthetic rubber materials.   There is some transparency to the barrel. so you can see the ink level when you fill the pen.   No cracks or tooth marks.  Good even color throughout the pen and pencil.  The cap band has a little rough spot, and has been replated, with a layer of nickel under the gold.  The nib is an extra fine.  The pencil (fine lead 36 thousandths) is working.   No eraser - I don't have any that fit any more.   There is a slight gap between the pencil cap and barrel.

Pen #2808  GF Sheaffer Stylist Set     $127
pen 2807
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material: gold plated
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:    none Filler:  cartridge/converter
             converter included
Point:    fine
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: This is the early version of the Sheaffer Stylist with the "180" style nib, i.e. you can write on both sides of the nib, the top being finer than the bottom.    The gold arrow on tip indicated the "normal" writing position.  The nib units unscrew, and you can install Sheaffer's fiber tip in place of the nib. I have one - $25 if you want it with the pen.  Sheaffer later replaced this nib with the Triumph style nib.  The weakness of the pen was where the nib screwed into the section - it leaked.  This has been addressed by applying thread sealant to the nib threads.  A button converter is in the pen.  The pencil uses 36 thousandths (0.9mm) lead.   I've described the set as being in "excellent" condition, but "near mint" is more accurate.  I got the set several years ago after the Sheaffer service center closed as NOS, and have used it once or twice.

Pen #2801  Sheaffer Slender Military clip Balance     $137
slender Balance
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent Material:  celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler:  lever
Point:   two tone extra fine
Imprint:   excellent
Size:  5.1"
COMMENTS: The same length as a standard Balance pen, but thinner, and with the military clip on the cap.    No flaws in the trim, no cracks or tooth marks.  The nib is a nice extra fine, with an excellent mask of palladium.    It is a very nice, clean pen

Pen #2765     Mint Eversharp Slim Ventura set     $127
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  gold plated Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler: "Diamatic-fillng"
    system.  Fancy!
Point:  14K  extra fine
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:  Thanks to our friend Trevis for pointing me in the right direction, and Jim Mamoulides for his excellent article on the Slim Ventura.   The pens were made between 1953 and 1957, and as Jim put it, were the last high end quality pen made by Eversharp.  As I suspected, this was just before Parker bought Eversharp in 1957.  This is a nicely made set. Slender, about the diameter of a snorkel, gold filled cap.  The filler on the pen is a squeeze filler which Eversharp called the Diamatic-filling system.  The pencil is a repeater pencil like the Skyline pencils as well.  The pen is absolutely mint, with the original hang tags, in the original box.  It has the original sac, which is good an usable.  I see no need to replace it unless  you ask when you buy the pen (do let me know if you want the fresh sac installed).   Both pen and pencil are flawless.  The inside of the box is perfect as well.  The name on the outside of the box is worn, but otherwise in good shape.  The tag says that the nib size is fine, but I have graded it extra fine.

Pen #2769   Sheaffer Balance set    $127
Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  name in barrels
Filler: lever
Point:   XF #5 Feather Touch
Imprint: excellent
Size: 5.4"
COMMENTS The pen's name is Robert M. Saltzgarber.   The mouthfull of a name proved to be too much for the limited space of the pencil, no doubt attempted after they had done the pen, because it was shortened to R.M.Saltzgarber.   Did Robert ever get the pen, or was it sold (as used to happen at Things Remembered) at a discount?  Who knows, but the set is still in very nice condition some 85 years later.  The pencil and pen have been used, so it isn't mint, but it is pretty darn close - note the clear section.  No brassing, no damage to the trim, or any other damage  The #5 Feather Touch nib lays down a smooth XF line (measured at 0.4mm) and the pen has been restored of course.  The lead is  46 thousandths "standard" lead, which converts to 1.1mm. I don't have any erasers that will fit.  The inside of the box is as you see it, the outside is in excellent condition.  Click here for a larger image of the pen.

Pen #2768     Sheaffer Stylist     $47
Overall Grade: MINT
Metal:  chrome plated
Material: plastic
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  a little discoloration of
the section.
Filler: cartridge/converter
    1 cartridge supplied, no converter
Point:  XF
Imprint: excellent
Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:   The Stylist was introduced in the mid-60s.  This is the first version, which featured a replaceable point, was also sold with a felt tip point.  The nib is Sheaffer's version of a 180 nib  - with the triangle up, you get an extra fine line, flip it over for a finer line,   I bought one similar to this at the campus book store some time around 1978, loved the pen, hated that I always got ink on my fingers.  I didn't know about Sheaffer's Lifetime warranty, so chucked the pen. Now I know that all that was needed was to seal the threads of the nib unit, so the threads are sealed.  This pen is absolutely mint - no evidence of ink inside.  No converter with the pen, though either the squeeze converter or piston converter fits in the pen - I tried them to confirm.  One cartridge will be supplied with the pen.  We have black cartridges, so that's what you'll get.

Pen #2715     Parker Duofold Ballpoint and Pencil Set      $297

Overall Grade: excellent
Metal:  gold plated Material: acrylic
Nib condition:   Flaws:  none Filler: 
Point:  NA
Imprint: Size: 5.1"
COMMENTS:    This  Parker Duofold ballpoint and pencil set is from my collection.  It goes with either the Centennial or International pens.  In the box, no outer box or papers.  Working refill, unused eraser in the pencil.  No dents, no dings in the caps.  Both have the  Parker Duofold medallion in the cap.  In the original wood box, which is in excellent condition with just a couple of minor marks on it, no outer box.  Save $50 if you buy both the fountain pen (2781) and bp/pencil set.

Pen #2740    MINT Sheaffer Craftsman  w/tag   $117

Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent Material:  Forticel
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:   none Filler:  touchdown
Point:   medium
Imprint:  CRISP Size:   5.1"
COMMENTS The Craftsman was a mid-range pen in the Sheaffer line.  #33 14K nib, touchdown filler,  celluloid section.  This one is mint.  The sticker is gone, but the hang tag is still on the pen.  No brassing of course, no damage to the plastic, and a crisp imprint.  Note the clear section.  The pen has been filled with water to make sure it fills, but  not tested if ink. If you want me to fill it and test for flow, I'll be happy to do that before we send it.  
Pen #2573       Waterman Lauret    $47
Overall Grade: extra fine
Metal:  excellent
Material:  lacquered brass
Nib condition:  excellent Flaws:  none
Filler:   Cartridge/converter
             NO converter
Point:   Medium gold plated
Size:   5.1
COMMENTSOne of the lower end Waterman pens, but in nice condition.  There is one small flea bite in the barrel just below the trim ring.  No dents, no brassing.  The cap clutch on the pen is nice and tight, so the cap closes with a nice crisp "snap."  The nib is gold plated, medium, and is in excellent condition.  I may be able to supply a cartridge with the pen if you need one, but it is sold without the converter.

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.


*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.

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 unless otherwise noted.

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