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Soldier Clips on Doric OS pens?


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#1 Wahlnut

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 18:48

Over on another network as they used to say on TV, Larry Shelton asked if the "first generation" Oversized Doric pens came in a Soldier Clip model. The answer contains some interesting information about numbering of Wahl-Eversharp Dorics and what pens from that era Doric carried soldier clips and which did not. Here is the last post:

If you look to the numbers in the catalog that you are referencing (1932), you will find the answers. The size 8 pen (the oversize) was available in the DC (Doric Clip -Side Clip - lower position) and it was the #6 pen that was available with the DSC (Doric Soldier Clip). You can also look to the right at the prices as a guide. the $8.50 pens were the Oversize and the $6.00 pens were the full size or senior size. This is true for all colors. I think if you go through the catalog from page to page and color to color you will find this holds true with the DSC available only on the #6, $6 pens or lower. The model codes full numbering tell more. The Oversize pen full number code goes: 861(0X). Where 8=pen size, 6=nib size,1=TOL Doric and (0X) was the color (08=Morocco, 01= Kashmir, 03=Cathay, 02= Burma - Strangely Black has no color digit as it is only #8610.) Black and Pearl (04) was not shown in the catalog.

In that catalog, Larry noticed that the descriptions of what the pens were like, to the right of the illustrations, seemed to indicate that Dorics could be had with Soldier Clips the following was the reply: When the catalog paragraph talks about Soldier Clips being available, that specific paragraph iis referring to the #6 size pen. The 4 paragraphs to the right line up with the 4 illustrations to the left, and the 2nd paragraph lines up with the 2nd from the left illustration (#641DC/DSC) which is the #6 size pen.

Sorry for all this detail, but as always it seems, the numbers tell the story and thatcan get a little complicated.

Syd

Edited by Wahlnut, 18 January 2010 - 18:49.

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