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#1 Corvus77

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 04:41

Recently came into possession of the small burgundy/pink pearl Eversharp in the Doric mode - the many sides and a diamond in a box cap band like the one shown in the photo in the Jan. 26 post asking a dating question. Like that pen, this is the smaller 4.75" version, with the short clip. My question is how would the proper nib be identified, because I doubt the one in the pen is original? Or maybe this was a low-budget version. But I would like to find a gold nib of the type that would be appropriate to this pen. Can anyone give me a description? Were the teardrop or Eversharp "banner" nibs like I see on Skylines ever used on these pens? Thanks.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 19:47

The answer depends on which Doric time frame the pen comes from. If it is a "Gold Seal" model it came from the first generation period (1931-1934) equipped with a "personal Point" interchangeable point system and it was known as the "Popular Priced Clasp Clip Model (Actually #64210(x)DK, where the x stands for the color). And the correct nib was an EVERSHARP #4 sized nib with a heart-shaped breather hole. The "Eversharp" was in an arch shape. Now, this same pen cap band design continued on into the 2nd generation period (1935-1939), but it "lost" the Gold Seal and the pen came with either the same nib as above or an Adjustable nib. The stock number of these pens was #7310(x)DK. The change from 72 to 73 is how the 2 pens are distinguished from one another in "factory-dealer" speak. One day we may all be knowledgable enough about the numbering system to actually use it in the hobby and de-confuse the inaccuracies of using words (even words that Eversharp itself used) to describe these pens.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 21:46

The answer depends on which Doric time frame the pen comes from. If it is a "Gold Seal" model it came from the first generation period (1931-1934) equipped with a "personal Point" interchangeable point system and it was known as the "Popular Priced Clasp Clip Model (Actually #64210(x)DK, where the x stands for the color). And the correct nib was an EVERSHARP #4 sized nib with a heart-shaped breather hole. The "Eversharp" was in an arch shape. Now, this same pen cap band design continued on into the 2nd generation period (1935-1939), but it "lost" the Gold Seal and the pen came with either the same nib as above or an Adjustable nib. The stock number of these pens was #7310(x)DK. The change from 72 to 73 is how the 2 pens are distinguished from one another in "factory-dealer" speak. One day we may all be knowledgable enough about the numbering system to actually use it in the hobby and de-confuse the inaccuracies of using words (even words that Eversharp itself used) to describe these pens.

Hope this info is helpful
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 21:49

It certainly is helpful. Since there is no gold seal, I guess the is the 2nd generation. I really appreciate knowing what to look for. I might have to make do with something else for the time being, but at least now I know. Thanks a ton. We are so lucky to have you handling this forum. You are a goldmine.

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:10

It doesn't make things any easier that Eversharp's warranty shop would replace a doric nib with whatever they had on hand, not necessarily what was originally installed in the pen. Into the 1950s, Eversharp had a "functional" warranty service which, for a lesser cost, would only do what was needed to put the pen back into service.






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