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13010: American Fountain Pen Co. Moore's Non-Leakable: rare early model retracting-nib safety with short cap and slotted sleeve, 14.65 cm long, gold filled high relief floral filigree barrel overlay with monogram engraved in cartouche; #2 nib is extremely flexible but has a hairline from the vent hole (see detail), condition of pen is otherwise notable, hard rubber crisp and glossy, some scratches on barrel from rubbing of sleeve, safety post inside cap missing.
DATE: c. 1902 • CONDITION: fine-exc* • NIB: medium fine superflex • $1200
15517: Moore Improved Non-Leakable: rare black chased hard rubber safety with double-function cap, screws on when nib is retracted, but acts as a slip-cap if put on when the nib is extended. 13.8 cm long, nib retracting sleeve covers barrel almost completely, thus has side cutouts to allow the barrel to be grasped firmly while turning the cap. Excellent imprints and chasing, even moderate fading, gold filled cap band, #2 nib is a sharp-edged factory italic.
DATE: c. 1912 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine italic semiflex • $495
13425: Moore Non-Leakable: black hard rubber retracting-nib safety with smooth gold filled overlay, 12.1 cm long, Moore #2 nib; one shallow ding and some pinprick marks to the cap, small patch of corrosion at front of barrel overlay (see details), safety post inside cap is absent.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine stub flex • $650
12609: Moore L-72: black chased hard rubber ringtop lever-filler, 11.3 cm long, gold filled trim, replacement warranted nib of good quality; good imprints, slight fading is mostly even, noting shadow from a round sticker on the cap.
DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium • $85
15225: Moore pencil: 18K gold filled ringtop, 11.1 cm long, crisp engine turning, no dents or brassing, uses 1.1 mm lead, imprint with 1922 patent date.
DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: near mint • $65
15397: Moore lever-filler: golden pearl with longitudinal lines, 12.75 cm long, gold plated trim, Maniflex nib, same size as 94-A; name on barrel, barrel slightly bent, attractive and unusual material.
DATE: c. 1941 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: medium semiflex • $145
15355: Moore 94-A: striated silver and golden pearl lever-filler, 12.75 cm long, wartime gold over silver trim, Art Deco stepped cap crown; "Maniflex" nib has enough flexibility to write a naturally shaded line.
DATE: c. 1942 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $175