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Pen #2872   1980 Pilot Elite   $117
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 #2882   Sheaffer Admiral   $137
2882
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler: snokel
Point: fine
Imprint
Size: "5.5
COMMENTSSheaffer got to the point that they weren't very creative with the names of their pens.  They used the Admiral many times.  An open nib snorkel, but otherwise the same as the others.  Forticel cap and barrel, clean trim, no wiggle to the clip.  This has to be one of the later pens with the montone nib.  Fully restored, and a PVC sac installed for long life.

Pen #2881  Sheaffer Cadet  23   $107
2881
Overall Grade:  excellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: Forticel
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws:
Filler:   touchdown
Point: fine
Imprint
Size:  5.3"
COMMENTSThe Sheaffer Cadet and Craftsman pens were made for about 10 years - 1953 to 1963,  In general they were a  pretty basic pen, with the "Tip Dip feed.  Most of them and steel nibs, but for a just one year this upscale version with the 14K 23 (not 33!) nib was sold.  A nice clean pen, and decently made, they sold somewhere between the $3.95 Cadet with its steel nib and the $10 Admiral.  This one has been restored (of course!), has a nice writing  fine #23 nib.

Pen #2879    Sheaffer Compact Imperial      $87
2879
Overall Gradeexcellent
Metal:  excellent
Material: plastic
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  cartridge only
            one cartridge included

Point:  fine
Imprintexcellent
Size:  4.7"
COMMENTSThe Compact Imperial is the "Tuckaway" of the Imperial line. Closed the pen is relatively short, but the cap posts nicely, and gives you a good balance when holding the pen.   I say "cartridge only" because none of the Sheaffer converters will fit in the pen.  Try to use the shorter button filler, and you'll end up with a hand full of ink.  BUT,  the Kaweco Sport squeeze converter will fit, and I suspect that the Kaweco Sport piston converter will too.  Fully extended its the same length, if not a smidge shorter than the Sheaffer converter. 

Pen #2878   Sheaffer Balance   $107
2878
Overall Gradeextra fine
Metal: extra fine
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  plunger
Point:  extra fine
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  hazy; the clip is bright and shiny.  No brassing, no tooth marks on the pen, no cracks.  The nib is a gold  #3.  The original black celluloid covered rod has been replaced with a stainless 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 #2883    Parker Vacumatic Jr     $167
2683
Overall Grade extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: none
Filler:  Vacumatic
Point:   extra fine
Imprint: extra fine
    1st quarter 1944
Size:  5"
COMMENTS: A nice clean Vacumatic Jr, made  before the Normandy landings in WWII.  The imprint shows some wear towards the blind cap end, and there is some posting/cap wear visible on the barrel.  The clip is nice and clean, as are the cap bands.  The nib is a very nice writing extra fine.   A nice pen for folks who like a clean line on the paper.

Pen #2877   Kohinoor Rapidograph   $87
2877
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: see comments
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  piston
Point:  fine
Imprintextra fine
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThe Rapidograph is an imported export.  The stylographic pens first appeared in the US in pens like the Inkograph, and were taken back to Germany in the inter war period, where they were popular because the tube was cheaper to make than a nib.  With a weighted wire running down the middle, technical drawing inks could be used because the wire moving up and down while you wrote kept it from clogging.  They came back to this country after the war as a technical drawing pen with the tubular nibs made in a range of diameters, which gave specific line widths without messing with a dip style drawing pen.  The nib on this one is marked 2 1/2.  Line width is on the wider side for these pens.  The barrel is hard rubber, the cap is plastic, which is common for these pens.  A little wear to the plating on the clip and the stamping on the red band is a bit worn, but otherwise the pen is in very nice condition.

Pen #2880   Koh i noor Rapidograph   $87
2880
Overall Grade:  extra fine
Metal: excellent
Material: celluloid
Nib conditionexcellent
Flaws: see comments
Filler:  piston
Point:  XX fine
Imprint
Size:  5.2"
COMMENTSThis is an earlier version of the Rapidograph pens.  The clip goes above the band at the top, the material is I believe, celluloid.  It has the plastic piston seal.  A couple of things to note - not originally a demonstrator, but the black on the outside of the pen was worn, and polished off easily.  The pen made in Germany.  The nib unit is US made replacement because the original was damaged.. Some brassing to the edge of the clip and a bit to the cap band.  The plating on the bands on these pens was never very heavy.  I like the design of these earlier pens because of the clip. I think that they were intended to be used as a fountain pen, and less as a technical drawing pen.  You'll get a very fine, crisp line from the nib. Though you can use technical drawing ink, I would recommend using Pelikan Fount India, which really is not an India ink but is a very black ink made for fountain pens, or Aurora black.

Pen #2849    Gregg Shorthand pen      $137
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 #2856    Cross Century set    $87
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     $97
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.


OUT OF STOCK 

*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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