Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Parker Vacumatic + other pens/pencils found in the wild.

Had a good week of finding old pens/pencils in the wild. Got a great deal on the lot, too. I paid $48 for the lot of 4 items:
A Parker Vacumatic single blue-diamond from 1942-1948 (date imprint is worn off). Striated amber design.

A Parker Vacumatic pencil from the 4th quarter of 1935 (just like my Challenger pen), in excellent condition. It is out of lead, but the twist-mechanism is working perfectly. I have some lead on the way from George at My Supply Room, thanks George.

A Sheaffer's Special Snorkel fountain pen, in good condition, but needs restoration. Just has some minor scratches from being in a desk, most likely. The end of the cap also has a small scuff, perhaps from being dropped. Not very noticeable, luckily. Snorkel retracts properly, but does not suck up water.

An Esterbrook Dollar Pen from around the early 40s, in excellent condition. Needs restoration because the lever will not move. Has a 1555 Gregg fine nib.

-Derek (ThirdeYe)

I apologize for the quality of the last 3 pictures. I took them with my cell phone, and didn't expect them to turn out that washed out. They look better in person, I assure you. :)

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