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Eversharp Fifth Avenue Ca Ballpoint Pen C1945 For Sale

Price - $45.00

Time Left - 77 Days, 17 Hours

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Following the Fifth Avenue fountain pen in 1944, Eversharp launched the Fifth Avenue Capillary Action Ballpen in May 1945, using the technology licensed from the Biro company. It was intended to be the first ballpoint pen to market in the US but was beaten by Reynolds. Still the CA ballpoint was a success until customers returned the pen in large numbers as faults developed. 
This Fifth Avenue CA has a Dubonnet red barrel with translucent section and smart gold filled (1/10 14K) cap and barrel end with incised rings pattern. Closed the pen is 13.2cm and when the cap is posted, about 15cm.
The original cartridges are, of course, no longer available or working but I have used the refill from a Bic with a bit of tape to secure it securely in place. This has worked for several years and I have fitted a new refill.
I think these Fifth Avenue CA ballpoints in good condition are not as common as the fountain pens now. Perhaps because people returned so many and others were discarded?
Condition:  very good; the gold filled cap and barrel end show no brassing and the barrel and section are in good condition with just minor marks of use. A very nice example of such an early ballpoint and ready to use.
PRICE:       £35,   $45,    €39      plus postage:
USA, Canada:  $14 
Asia, Australia, NZ:  $14
Europe:  €12
UK:  £4.60
PAYMENT: PayPal please to  barrie51@icloud.com

Further item information (esp. Pens)

  • Brand and Model Added brand(s) and model(s)
  • LE and/or Serial Number Info No LE, pen(s) not numbered
  • Nib Size Not a fountain pen
  • Restoration status Unrestored - In original condition or new

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  • Condition Used
  • Payment PayPal
  • Shipping From United Kingdom
  • Shipping To World

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