10715: A. A. Waterman 364: black hard rubber slip-cap twist-filler with gold filled trefoil pattern overlay; 14.8 cm long, hard rubber shows even fading and wear, initials on barrel indicia, clip bears 1912 and 1913 patent dates, overlay has the "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L. E. WATERMAN CO." stamp, as does the #3 nib. Nib is responsive with much line width variation, unusual filler mechanism works perfectly; an uncommon, high quality brand, founded by one of L. E. Waterman's star representatives.
6940: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with gold filled filigree overlay, 15.2 cm long, hard rubber dark and glossy, interesting dated presentation inscription from Mexico; overlay fully marked, #3 nib bears the infamous "NOT CONNECTED WITH THE L. E. WATERMAN COMPANY' disclaimer.
10854: Aikin Lambert Capitol Educator: pocket-size black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 11.1 cm long, nickel plated trim, crisp and glossy, slightest fading to the cap, name on barrel, #3 nib has a semistub tip and lots of flex.
10371: Aikin Lambert eyedropper-filler in box: slender black hard rubber straight-cap with gold filled scroll-pattern barrel overlay; 13.75 cm long, narrow feed, smooth and responsive #1 Aikin Lambert nib writes a boldly calligraphic line. Initials "A.C.W.B." elegantly engraved in indicia.
10853: Aikin Lambert Mercantile: lever-filler in unusual green celluloid with white streaks (more commonly found on pens made in the Midwest), 13.5 cm long, gold filled trim; nib is smooth and responsive. A scarce and interesting model, from a time when Aikin Lambert was wholly owned by Waterman, who sometimes used the brand to test out materials before adopting them under the Waterman name.
10174: Aurora 88 Duo-Cart: black cartridge-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold plated cap, chrome end buttons. Includes coupler to hold two (original) cartridges back-to-back, as well as a modern piston-filling convertor (note that this does not stop the no-cartridge indicator rattle at the end of the barrel from rattling); smooth nib, soft spring action, noting loss of one of the tabs that clinches the nib onto the feed (does not affect function), several pinhead dings to side of cap.
7259: Aurora Olo: red pearl button-filler, 13.2 cm long, chrome plated trim, bold barrel imprint, Olo #3 nib has scant iridium and is rather draggy, but very flexible; filler button is an old replacement, as also appears to be the case with the blind cap (which lacks a metal end cap).
9632: Aurora Olo: brown pearl web ringtop button-filler, 10.5 cm long, gold filled trim, "OLO" imprint on section, 14K nib marked "Morans", appears to be an upgrade from original plated steel nib, opens up with light pressure; usual thinly-plated trim, uneven crimping of cap bands.
10789: Autofiller twist-filler: mottled hard rubber clipless slip-cap, 15.1 cm long, early model with ribbed section, narrow feed, filler knob with pointed end. Autofiller nib is very soft, opens up with light pressure but short-tined, so should not be flexed far. Strong imprints, good color, scratch on blind cap, one old sealed hairline in cap lip runs only to the trim groove, hard to see.
DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine flex • SOLD
10790: Autofiller twist-filler: oversize black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 15.7 cm long, crisp and glossy, bold imprints, big #8 Autofiller nib is toothy, much like a Victorian dip pen, wide double-vented feed, twist knob is a replacement copy in hard rubber to original dimensions.
9937: Boston eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber ringtop, hand-engraved sterling silver overlay, 9.55 cm long, Boston Safety #2 nib, ladder feed, patent imprints on both cap and barrel. This basic model was carried forward as a Tempoint when Wahl acquired Boston.
9839: Chilton Golden Quill: black pneumatic filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window; rare late minimalist design, elegantly understated detailing on clip, crest, and applied cap escutcheon. Name on barrel, replacement warranted nib is smooth and responsive.
9875: Chilton pneumatic-filler: mottled hard rubber ringtop, 11.4 cm long, gold filled trim, excellent color, sharp imprints, responsive Chilton nib has the beginnings of a hairline from the vent hole and a tight hairline emerging from under the section.
10507: Conklin 2: black hard rubber crescent-filler with sinous Art Nouveau gold filled filigree overlay, 10.8 cm long; early "PAT. PENDING" clip imprint, "2" imprint on posting end, name on indicia, #2 Conklin nib is a smooth writer with considerable line width variation.
9966: Conklin 4: uncommon large black hard rubber crescent-filler with gold filled trefoil filigree overlay, 13.6 cm long, unusually good condition with glossy black hard rubber, very minimal plating wear; #4 nib provides restrained line width variation. Significantly larger than the more common #2 and #3-size pens, with a significantly thicker barrel, 1.2 cm wide.
8590: Conklin 75: oversize black chased hard rubber crescent-filler, 14.35 cm long, gold filled trim, largest model offered; crisp and glossy, bold imprints, no brassing, barely used, came to us with original hardened sac intact; sealed hairline in cap lip is barely visible (see detail) and stable -- lip is not stressed when cap is posted, since barrel end seats on threads, 11mm inside.
9984: Crocker Ink-Tite: black hard rubber ringtop blow-filler, 10.7 cm long, gold filled overlay with scrollwork-bordered fine parallel lines pattern; elegantly engraved monogram in indicia, #3 Crocker Boston nib. Crocker blow-fillers are uncommon, and overlay examples are rare.