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The first decades of the 20th century were a high point in fountain pen history in terms of design and innovation alike. The basic eyedropper-filler was ornamented and improved, while a plethora of filling mechanisms were patented and brought to market.
11522: A. A. Waterman twist-filler: black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, diamond and snail pattern, all-metal cap, 14.25 cm long, name lightly and elegantly engraved in indicia, hard rubber filling knob crisp, #5 nib is a responsive writer.
11527: Century eyedropper-filler: slender black hard rubber slip-cap with full gold filled overlay, 13.5 cm long, over and under feed; despite Century's close ties to Parker, this pen most closely resembles a Waterman of the era -- the overlay likely coming from a common source, Heath. Sound overall condition, noting trace plating wear to high edges and more severe wear to the barrel's posting end (see details).
11491: John Holland 72: black hard rubber hatchet-filler, 14 cm long, gold filled hand-engraved overlay, fully imprinted (Sept. 7, 1915 patent date), handsome pen with interesting short-lived filler, #12 John Holland nib, metal nice and clean, even wear to hard rubber.
11523: Mabie Todd Swan: black hard rubber slip-cap eyedropper-filler, full gold filled twist and snail pattern overlay; 13.5 cm long, fully marked, New York production for export, with "DOUBLÉ OR" marks at ends. Typical corrosion to section overlay, initials on indicia appear to have been recently added.
11526: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: mottled hard rubber slip-cap, 13.1 cm long, #3 size with notably calligraphic teardrop-vent nib. No visible imprints, mechanically perfect, early production with thin-lipped cap, tapering section.
11515: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: mottled hard rubber slip-cap, 14.3 cm long, a high quality Massachusetts-made model, #4 size with teardrop-vent nib. Imprints worn but legible, include 1899 and 1900 patent dates.
11514: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 14.8 cm long, gold filled barrel band, teardrop-vent #4 nib, bold imprints include 1899 and 1900 patent dates, hard rubber is lightly and evenly faded, but glossy with crisp chasing.
11513: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: oversized black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 14.6 cm long, teardrop-vent #7 nib, good clear imprints include 1899 and 1900 patent dates; very hard to find in such a large size. Slip-on clip is Mabie Todd manufacture.
11476: Diamond Point eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.5 cm long, correct smooth cap with patented Diamond Point nickel plated clip; #3 warranted nib has scant tipping and is a bit toothy, but has considerable flexibility, condition is excellent, noting a ring of missing chasing towards the end of the barrel, likely a manufacturing defect.
11477: Eagle Empire: black chased hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 13.2 cm long, correct smooth cap, likely made as a retailer's house brand, as there are no Eagle imprints, though the nib has the usual Eagle shield and the pen itself is identical to Eagle-marked equivalents. Some fading to the hard rubber, nib is notably calligraphic.
11538: Hicks magic pencil: gold filled trim, 6.9 cm long closed, 12.3 cm extended, uses "M" (1.05 mm) lead, unmarked but for March 21, 1871 patent date -- a Hick's patent. Barrel sleeve cracked, condition otherwise excellent, mechanism works smoothly and positively, a few pinprick marks to the nozzle.
11544: Hicks combination: sterling silver lever-filler and pencil, 11.9 cm long, unusual hand hammered finish over finely engine turned ground, 18K Hicks nib; identical to a Twinpoint combo, but marked only "STERLING". Initials on indicia, uses 1.1 mm lead, nib gives wide line variation, not hallmarked for export so appears to be intended for jewelry store retail sale.
11540: Parker Lady Duofold Deluxe: Moderne green-veined pearl ringtop streamlined button-filler, 11.75 cm long, gold filled trim, good imprint, fine barrel color with only slight ambering, silicone sac has been installed (latex can be substituted upon request) to preserve color, comb feed and nib are factory replacements, nib has date code for 1949 and "R" signifying a replacement with Duofold guarantee.
11541: Parker 51 Demi: burgundy Aerometric filler, frosty Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, early production with Lucite connector, screw-on chrome plated filler housing with "PRESS . . . 6 TIMES" imprint; good barrel imprint with 4th quarter date code, fine sac transparency.
11542: Parker 51 Special: dark blue Aerometric filler, Lustraloy cap, chrome plated trim, Octanium alloy nib, late production with pearlescent jewel, "halo" logo and "51" imprint on cap, and side vent hole in barrel. Excellent condition, but for shrinkage to hood (does not affect function).
11553: Parker 61 Insignia in box: gold filled cap and barrel, English-made cartridge/converter filler (early large converter included), nice clean example, firm smooth writer.
11547: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Lapis" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; no date code.
11549: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Woodgrain" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "F/B"; no date code.
11550: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Tortoiseshell" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "F/B"; no date code.
11548: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Jasper Red Quartz" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "X/M"; "QL"date code.
11551: Parker 180 Laque: beautiful "Thuya" lacquer finish, uses cartridge or convertor (included), made in France; hallmarked triangular 14K gold nib, feed marked "F"; "UI" date code.
11545: Platinum eyedropper-filler: black hard rubber with red-brown lacquer, 13.3 cm long, chrome plated trim; typically Japanese design with Onoto-style ink shutoff valve (not a plunger-filler), seal has been replaced. Steel nib is marked "POSTING" but is not firm or fine, as one would expect. Some pitting to nib, small chip in cap at left side of clip opening (see detail).
11539: Sheaffer WASP Clipper: oversize lever-filler in black-spotted green pearl, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, section with ink window, "VACUUM-FIL" marked nib; uncommon big subbrand model, retains original price sticker, but bubbling to trim plating (see details) and black replacement barrel end.