Some other pens with unusual mechanisms:
A.A. Waterman (twist-fillers, middle-joint eyedroppers), Chilton (pneumatic-fillers), Conklin (crescent-fillers), and John Holland (hatchet & pull-fillers)


11007: A. A. Waterman 80: rare black chased hard rubber giant twist-filler, 15.3 cm long, nickel plated trim, #8 Modern nib with characteristic trefoil vent hole, feed with "PAT/PEND" imprint, crosshatched interior face. Hard rubber is well worn and moderately faded, but all imprints are legible except the first line of the infamous "NOT CONNECTED WITH/THE L. E. WATERMAN CO." disclaimer. There are various longitudinal scratches to both the barrel and the cap: they are not cracks, despite initial appearances.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G • NIB: fine semiflex • $985 ORDER

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10793: A. A. Waterman 21: black chased hard rubber twist-filler, 14.8 cm long, nickel plated clip, crisp and glossy, a few scuffs to the filling knob, #3 warranted nib is a replacement, but of excellent quality; Chicago production, with Resevo imprint. Original nib is included, in good shape but will require retipping to be usable.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: exc-near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $200 ORDER

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10794: A. A. Waterman Resevo: black hard rubber ringtop twist-filler, 11.9 cm long, gold filled overlay with panels of high quality hand-engraved scrollwork; clip may be a custom addition (mounting hole is roughly cut), #3 warranted nib is of excellent quality, opens up with light pressure. Brassing to overlay most extensive at end of barrel, test cut there as well; pen is mechanically sound and still very attractive.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium stub flex • $285 ORDER

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11163: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15.1 cm long, blade holder unscrews to allow blade to be replaced. Hard rubber has been professionally reblackened.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • $150 ORDER

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10508: Arnold Fountain Safety Razor: patented portable razor in the form of an oversized black chased hard rubber pen, complete with gold filled cap band; 15 cm long, crisp chasing and imprints, moderate fading; blade holder unscrews to allow blades (not included) to be replaced.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $165 ORDER

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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.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $600 ORDER

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10782: Baignol Tank 400: unusual French oversize eyedropper-filler, 14.8 cm long, originally sold with multiple interchangeable transparent Lucite barrels pre-filled with ink; original gold-plated stainless steel Baignol semi-tubular nib, truly enormous ink capacity.

DATE: c. 1948 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $500 ORDER

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11042: Camel ink-pellet button-filler: white-veined red-brown pearl marble, 13.25 cm long, gold filled trim, black ends; classic barrel imprint with two camels drinking logo, same design on the nib. Unscrew section to reveal mechanism, and to provide access to the ink pellet compartment which unscrews at the rear (can be used with regular ink as well, with no modifications).

DATE: c. 1938 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $385 ORDER

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10711: Cattaraugus knife pencil: white-veined orange-brown marbled celluloid body, chrome plated trim, 12.9 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead; one cutting blade and one nail file, good snap to both, barrel imprinted "COOPER BOX, BUFFALO, N. Y.". Though very rare, Waterman did make a few knife pencils of this sort, using Cattaraugus components along with their own clips and pencil mechanisms.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: fine • $165 ORDER

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6864: Conklin demonstrator: rare black chased hard rubber cutaway #20 crescent-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, crisp and glossy, hole for clip on back of cap, but appears never to have been installed (ditto for the nib and feed, as is typical for this sort of demonstrator pen); original hardened sac has been left intact.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $500 ORDER

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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.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine flex • $485 ORDER

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7659: Cross stylographic pen: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 11.9 cm long, thick model with unusual chased cap; crisp and glossy, bold section imprint without patent date, has been converted to a scribing tool -- probably as a means to recycle unused but obsolete old stock (not usable as a pen).

DATE: c. 1885 • CONDITION: mint* • $125 ORDER

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10897: Dictator Water Pen: unusual sleeve-filler was intended to be filled with water, making its own ink with an integral solid ink reservoir (two-part section unscrews to reveal the ink reservoir), also fills from an ink bottle in conventional manner; black chased hard rubber, nickel plated trim, 14.7 cm long, sharp imprints and chasing, even moderate fading to hard rubber, warranted #3 nib is a replacement but of excellent quality and a fine writer, semistub tip; repaired cap mouth crack ; #3 Dictator nib is a smooth writer, puts down a nicely shaded line. A fine example from a very short-lived New York penmaker.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium fine flex • $160 ORDER

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10850: Dictator Water Pen: unusual sleeve-filler was intended to be filled with water, making its own ink with an integral solid ink reservoir (two-part section unscrews to reveal the ink reservoir), also fills from an ink bottle in conventional manner; sterling silver trefoil overlay over black hard rubber; #3 Dictator nib is a smooth writer, puts down a nicely shaded line. A fine example from a very short-lived New York penmaker.

DATE: c. 1921 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $800 ORDER

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11210: Dunhill Twopen: English-market version of the legendary Zerollo double-nibbed pen; helically-chased black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim. Crisp imprints, fully marked, both nibs very soft and flexible.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: medium fine flex • $5950 ORDER

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10466: Eagle Prince combination: black chased hard rubber eyedropper-filler, 15.4 cm long, pencil end uses standard 2mm drafting lead; introduced no later than 1913, this appears to have been the first mass-produced pen-pencil combo -- the present example dating slightly later, however, with a 1915 patent date on the characteristic Eagle nickel plated clip; moderate fading, imprints light but legible, nib is smooth and gives wide line variation.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine flex • $275 ORDER

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6273: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.1 cm long, gold plated trim, wear to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, but still one of the better specimens we've had; section with ink window, slight gaping around level opening (see detail).

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine • $225 ORDER

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11199: Eagle (?) Pepsi-Cola advertising pen: colorful lever-filler, 12.4 cm long, gold plated trim, typical paint loss to metal clip in form of Pepsi bottle, plated steel nib.

DATE: c. 1939 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: medium fine • $160 ORDER

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10417: Edward Todd dip pen and pencil combination: sterling silver, 16.1 cm long excluding nongold nib, end of taper twists to extend 2.0 mm lead. Nice substantial proportions, sharp scroll relief decoration, fully marked on ferrule, with engraved name "EMILY". Lead has to be pushed back, does not retract automatically.

DATE: c. 1900 • CONDITION: fine • $485 ORDER

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10258: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.1 cm long, extends to 31.8 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Early production version has hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 2 mm lead. Initials engraved on side, one small shallow bump to side, hard to photograph.

DATE: c. 1915 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $265 ORDER

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10884: Edward Todd telescoping ruler pencil: sterling silver, 13.9 cm long, extends to 33 cm; square body ruled to 4 1/2 inches, 12 inches extended. Earlier production version with hand-engraved numbers, full imprints with maker's mark and 1897 patent date, uses standard 1.1 mm lead. Name on side, some bumps to the nozzle as well as some minor splits (does not affect function). Added gold filled clip is of excellent quality, would appear to be a copy and likely an infringement of Wahl's design.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine* • $250 ORDER

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10460: Eisenstadt lever-filler: unusual black chased hard rubber oversize pen with distinctive reverse-action lever; 13.6 cm long, no brassing to the gold filled trim, hard rubber moderately faded, barrel imprint lighter to the left but fully legible, scratch in top of cap (see detail); big #6 nib is fully marked, including logo of "E" and try square; Eisenstadt was primarily known as a leading St. Louis jewelry company: their pens were of high quality, but limited in production and distribution; the "PAT. PENDING" imprint indicates production before the approval of patent 1,531,800 on March 31, 1925.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $685 ORDER

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9705: Eversharp Bantam set: red pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated #0 nib, matching 1.1 mm pencil; very lightly used, pen retains its original crimped-on rubber bulb -- very uncommon. Pen not usable as is, since the bulb is partially hardened.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $160 ORDER

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10815: John Hancock cartridge-filler in box: black hard rubber, 14.2 cm long, gold filled trim, green casein trim band; original black japanned screw-in copper cartridge is present, along with three extras in their metal case. Sealed hairline crack in pen cap does not affect function, runs between cap band and inner cap, not to cap mouth (see details). Pen has name on barrel, some cartridges dented and one has damaged threads at the mouth and will not mount, all cartridges but one still unused with mouth seal intact and ink still inside.

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $295 ORDER

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11125: Laughlin doctor's pen: black chased hard rubber straight-cap eyedropper-filler, thermometer in compartment at end of barrel; 16.3 cm long, crisp and glossy, as new, never filled.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium stub superflex • $1600 ORDER

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10461: Mabie Todd Swan Military Safety: rare screw-cap black chased hard rubber ink-tablet eyedropper-filler, 14.2 cm long, gold filled overlay. New York production, imprints and chasing crisp, feed shows signs of having been overheated during nib setting but the pen is otherwise like new -- was found as part of a group of mostly new old stock Swans. Plain black hard rubber Swan Militaries are uncommon; examples with overlays are rare.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $1450 ORDER

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9064: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid clipless lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.6 cm long, gold filled trim, imprinted "POSTING" next to the lever. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens. Like new condition, with minor shop wear.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $525 ORDER

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9063: Mabie Todd Swan Self-Filling: rare and unusual black celluloid lever-filler in the form of a turn of the century desk pen, 15.3 cm long, gold filled trim. A small number of similar pens were made by Mabie Todd earlier as hard rubber screw-cap eyedropper-fillers for a Pittsburgh stationer as a special order. This pen is also New York production and also not catalogued -- and at least as uncommon as the Pittsburgh pens..

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: extra-fine rigid • $500 ORDER

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11043: Mabie Todd Swan Leverless demonstrator: rare transparent celluloid version of the classic British twist-filler, 13.6 cm long, black hard rubber ends, #2 size, not sold to the public. Some plating flaking to the entangling bar, barrel mouth is quite fragile with multiple stress lines visible.

DATE: c. 1937 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine semiflex • $295 ORDER

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10545: Manos Standard: black chased celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, replaced brass dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; usual barrel warpage, tool marks on filler knob. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: medium oblique • $45 ORDER

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10544: Manos Ajano: smooth black celluloid piston-filler, 13.7 cm long, made in Austria, steel dip pen nib, piston mechanism turns but not guaranteed ink-tight or functional; slight barrel warpage and swelling. These pens were widely exported in the early 20th century and are found under various brand names, but are nearly impossible to repair.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium • $50 ORDER

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10778: Moore Non-Leakable Inktab: black chased hard rubber safety, 13.2 cm long, rare "trench pen" model with detachable ink tablet compartment with glass window on cap; very clean, responsive Moore nib, an outstanding example of a hard to find WW1-era pen.

DATE: c. 1918 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium fine flex • $785 ORDER

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6550: Mordan eyedropper-filler: black chased hard rubber straight-cap, 13.9 cm long, unusually thick barrel with equally unusual wavy-line chasing, imprinted "MORDAN/LONDON"; ventless nib missing tipping material from underpart of one tine (not apparent from above), cap faded less than barrel (probably because smooth, and could be polished without weakening chasing); Mordan fountain pens are rare -- this is only the second we have handled.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • NIB: medium stub • $385 ORDER

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9996: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.6 cm long, extends to 12.3 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); overlay is crisp and unbrassed, name engraved very lightly on the cap indicia, the inevitable two dings to the side of the bulbous barrel end. Intact Lucky Curve feed with notably smooth and calligraphic #3 Lucky Curve nib.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: broad stub superflex • $2000 ORDER

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8772: Parker 70: rare gold filled telescoping ringtop, 10.8 cm long, extends to 12.7 cm (excluding cap, which is not designed to post onto the barrel); fully and crisply marked, typical dings to bulbous barrel end, intact Lucky Curve feed with #3 Lucky Curve nib; note short axial hairline from vent hole.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: fine semiflex • $1800 ORDER

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6218: Parker Jack-Knife Safety: rare baby Bakelite-barreled ringtop eyedropper-filler, black hard rubber, 7.75 cm long, gold filled trim; good barrel transparency, cap imprint light but legible, tight stable hairline in cap lip (see detail), Lucky Curve feed intact, #2 Lucky Curve nib has longitudinal hairline from base up to "C" in imprint.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium fine flex • $585 ORDER

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8370: Parker Jotter saccharine dispenser: hard to find pocketable sweetener carrier, 11.4 cm long, transparent barrel, brushed steel cap, chrome 45-style clip; new old stock, minimal shop wear.

DATE: c. 1965 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • $65 ORDER

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11242: Pelikan 60 pencil: dark green, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim; singular "Knickebein" mechanism advances lead when pencil is "bent" between the fingers (see video here); a real conversation piece, quite scarce and desirable, uses 1.1 mm lead. As new, with original price sticker, toning to trim can easily be polished bright if desired.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: near mint • $450 ORDER

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10270: Pelikan 60 pencil: dark green, 11.8 cm long, gold filled trim; singular "Knickebein" mechanism advances lead when pencil is "bent" between the fingers (see video here); a real conversation piece, quite scarce and desirable, uses 1.1 mm lead. Two hairlines in the front of the barrel next to the nose cone (see detail), do not affect function as the front part of the barrel has a brass liner.

DATE: c. 1955 • CONDITION: VG-fine* • $300 ORDER

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10999: Redipoint squeeze-filler: unusual all-metal pen, 12.5 cm long, nickel plated brass with fleur-de-lys patterning; Redipoint #2 nib is slightly toothy, opens up with light pressure. Novel squeeze filler with just one pressure bar, with the apparent intention to squeeze the sac between the bar and the outside of the barrel. Marked "PAT. PEND'G".

DATE: c. 1925 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine flex • $125 ORDER

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11441: Ruxton Multi-Vider slide rule pencil: black bakelite with silver-filled trim, 16.5 cm long, uses 1.1 mm lead, lead reservoir revealed by sliding open the body; operates smoothly, a high-quality instrument in pristine condition. A 1929 advertisement can be viewed here. Unusually, this example is unmarked, perhaps because it came to us along with a group of factory experimental pieces. Plating losses to the very edges of the top ferrule (see detail) appear to be from manufacture, not usage.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: near mint* • $175 ORDER

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8742: Schnell Penselpen: black and bronze pen-pencil combination, 15.2 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding "switch" filler, airplane clip; pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead, name neatly engraved on barrel; correct original nib and feed, narrow area of discoloration over lower barrel threads; a short lived and celebrated design, made by Julius Schnell, one of the most important behind-the-scene figures in early 20th-century fountain pen manufacture.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $725 ORDER

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7187: Schnell Penselpen: striking red and pearl pen-pencil ringtop combination, 14 cm long, gold filled trim, distinctive sliding bar filler, pencil end uses 1.1 mm lead; correct original nib and patent feed; sac removed to preserve near-perfect color.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: extra fine • $685 ORDER

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10588: Sheaffer Craig: rare full length black chased hard rubber coin-filler, 13.4 cm long, warranted #3 nib, narrow keel feed, mechanically sound, evenly faded, more wear to barrel but imprint clear; the coin-filling system was never used by Sheaffer for its own-brand pens, and is seldom seen in their Craig sub-brand either.

DATE: c. 1914 • CONDITION: G • NIB: medium flex • $325 ORDER

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11378: Sterling middle-joint eyedropper-filler: mottled hard rubber slip-cap, 13.9 cm long, a high quality Massachusetts-made model, this example custom-marked as an "I. C. SPECIAL" with a warranted #3 nib. Barrel imprint very worn, includes 1900 patent dates, ribbed gripping area an early feature.

DATE: c. 1903 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: extra-fine semiflex • $250 ORDER

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11211: Unic Duocolor: French-market version of Zerollo's famous two-nibbed fountain pen, boldly patterned red and black hard rubber, 13 cm long, gold filled trim, bold imprints with patent number and both Unic and Zerollo names, crisp knurling at cap top. Condition is like new, noting a tiny nick to the cap lip (see detail; very common on these pens). Unusually, the nibs are different in tip width, one being more calligraphic and the other more suitable for note-taking.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium stub flex/fine semiflex • $7500 ORDER

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6520: Waterman Remex Self-Filler No. 101: one of Waterman's earliest self-fillers, and so rare that most advanced collectors have never seen a complete example; construction is all-aluminum, with a hard rubber press-fit section assembly, sleeve rotates rather than slides to expose filler bar; this example is new old stock, and the hardened sac is preserved with the pressure bar laced in place exactly according to the William Ferris patent 799,897 of 1905 (Ferris' patent 950,817 of 1910 is the one covering the usual Waterman sleeve-filler design); 14 cm long, superficial shop wear, "PAT. APPL'D FOR" imprint.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $1650 ORDER

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10242: Waterman 12P: rare mottled hard rubber pump-filler, 13.8 cm long, good color, imprints worn but mostly legible, including patent dates and arrow on filler knob. Filler knob end has been shortened by about 5 mm, possibly due to breakage of the original end notch. #2 nib has surface roughness, but is a wonderful, soft writer; pen is mechanically sound and filler works perfectly. Waterman pump-fillers are hard to find, but are truly rare in mottled.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine flex • $650 ORDER

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10561: Waterman 16 SF: large black chased hard rubber sleeve-filler, 14.5 cm long, even wear, has been reblackened, mechanically sound, notable long-tined #6 New York nib provides great line width variation. Sleeve-fillers in sizes larger than 12 or 14 are rare.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine superflex • $800 ORDER

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10832: Waterman 12 PSF coin-filler: black chased hard rubber, nickel clip, 13.4 cm long; well-used, chasing worn smooth, imprints all legible, lower clip rivet loose (clip will not snap back if ball end is pulled away from cap). Long-tined New York #2 nib has considerable flex and a bit of tooth. A good example of one of Waterman's shortest-lived and scarcest filling systems.

DATE: c. 1913 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine flex • $465 ORDER

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10402: Waterman 52 combination: rare hard rubber lever-filler with sterling silver overlay incorporating a retracting propelling pencil in the end of the barrel; 13.5 cm long, barrel end twists to extend Mordan-mechanism pencil (uses VS lead); full London hallmarks, maker's mark for Mappin & Webb, though overlay identical to others bearing Waterman's FDW mark. Fine barleycorn pattern, multiple scattered shallow dings, dent to clip ball, soldered patch to front edge of barrel overlay (see detail), smooth and responsive #2 Canada nib.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: G* • NIB: fine flex • $1650 ORDER

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11046: Weidlich Star: black chased hard rubber screw-cap coin or matchstick-filler, 13.7 cm long, #2 Weidlich nib writes an elegant line; even wear, moderate fading.

DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: fine • $100 ORDER

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8097: Wirt Safety: mottled hard rubber clipless screw-cap eyedropper-filler, 12.7 cm long, unusual reciprocating ink shutoff valve actuated by a central post inside the cap (covered by US patent 978,419); Wirt ventless #2 nib with narrow gold underfeed, slightly toothy but very flexible; Wirt Safeties are uncommon, and most are found in the vest-pocket size.

DATE: c. 1908 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: fine flex • $485 ORDER

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11209: Zerollo Duo Color in box: legendary two-nibbed Italian pen in smooth black hard rubber, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, good strong cap imprint, clean original box.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $5850 ORDER

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9700: unmarked middle-joint eyedropper-filler: clipless black chased hard rubber slip-cap, 13.65 cm long, no maker's name but could be A. A. Waterman or Sterling, cap marked "PAT.APPLD. FOR"; narrow feed, #3 warranted nib of fine quality, good writer with plenty of line variation though a bit draggy; owner's name on barrel, surface slightly granular on close inspection due to chemical reblackening. For more on middle-joint eyedropper-fillers, see our Pen Profile.

DATE: c. 1905 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium flex • $165 ORDER

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7189: unmarked dummy display pen: heavy solid rubber, 13.9 cm long, looks like slip-cap eyedropper-filler but does not open.

DATE: c. 1910 • CONDITION: exc • $75 ORDER

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10951: unmarked Graf Zeppelin dip pen: rare figural holder, made to commemorate the Graf Zeppelin's visit to Estonia in 1930; .875 fine silver, Estonian hallmarks, 14.8 cm long excluding nib, nicely detailed, excellent quality; discreet engraving on top, fine example lacking the usual deep nicks and dings.

DATE: c. 1930 • CONDITION: fine-exc • $800 ORDER

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11435: unmarked novelty pencil in box: chrome plated brass, in the form of a screw, 10.7 cm long, marked "MADE IN ENGLAND" and "USE NETTLEFOLDS SCREWS"; head turns to propel 1.1 mm lead, in gift box from Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds of Birmingham, like new.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: near mint • $150 ORDER

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10697: unmarked crescent-filler: orange-red celluloid, nickel plated trim, 12.25 cm long, made in Japan, glass nib; many such pens were retailed in the USA by the SPORS company, but this example is marked only "MADE IN JAPAN". Not a high quality pen, however condition is outstanding. The sections on these pens were originally glued in place, making repair risky; this one has been successfully opened and serviced.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium rigid • $105 ORDER

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