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#1 Sam_I_Am

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 18:14

I recently purchased a box of brushes and in the very bottom was what appeared to be an old fountain pen. When I picked it up, it began to crumble in my hands. It seemed rather small to be a fountain pen, but when I finally got the top off (in pieces) I found a gold nib. 

 

The body crumbled, leaving nothing but the nib. The feed was also cracking.

 

I managed to seat the nib in an off-brand fountain pen to see if I even liked it, and wouldn't you know, I love it!! It works, but not well, in the off-brand pen body.

 

The nib is gold, has the word Eversharp in a slight bow with the words "Made in the USA" just below. Underneath that is the number 2 and the word "flexible."

 

I would love to seat the nib in an appropriate pen body, but I haven't a clue as to where to begin. 

 

Any thoughts on where I might get a quick start on learning what type of pen I had and what to place the nib into next? 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

~ Sam



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#2 discopig

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 22:49

Eversharp nibs should fit in pretty much any Eversharp Skyline, Eversharp Symphony and various old Wahl pens that take #2 nibs. I've also successfully put Eversharp nibs in some old Moore pens. The nibs do not seem to fit the Noodler's Nib Creaper or most vintage Waterman pens, as they are a bit smaller than regular #2's, so I would avoid those. I've been told they fit some Mabie Todds, but I haven't personally tried.


Edited by discopig, 07 July 2014 - 22:51.


#3 Freddy

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 00:08

I recently purchased a box of brushes and in the very bottom was what appeared to be an old fountain pen. When I picked it up, it began to crumble in my hands. It seemed rather small to be a fountain pen, but when I finally got the top off (in pieces) I found a gold nib. 

 

The body crumbled, leaving nothing but the nib. The feed was also cracking.

 

I managed to seat the nib in an off-brand fountain pen to see if I even liked it, and wouldn't you know, I love it!! It works, but not well, in the off-brand pen body.

 

The nib is gold, has the word Eversharp in a slight bow with the words "Made in the USA" just below. Underneath that is the number 2 and the word "flexible."

 

I would love to seat the nib in an appropriate pen body, but I haven't a clue as to where to begin. 

 

Any thoughts on where I might get a quick start on learning what type of pen I had and what to place the nib into next? 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

~ Sam

 

      Sam..a good picture of the nib..would help ascertain which pen{s}...............

 

Fred

Good nite and the best of luck to you.



#4 Sam_I_Am

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 19:07

Thanks much, discoig! I wondered about that. 

 

Fred, I'll give it a shot and if I get anything that can be shared, I'll post it later tonight. 

 

Sam



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Posted 10 July 2014 - 00:41

Here is the best image I could get of the nib:

 

 

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 18:03

That's just like the nib that came in the Popular Doric I picked up a couple months back. I was loving it for about 4 days..... then the iridium went and popped off the right-hand tine. I'm fairly certain it was just that time, I wasn't flexing it or anything else out of the ordinary. Luckily I also have an Equipoised that sports the same size nib, only the #2 nib in it was of the "Signature" variety, not a "Flexible". However, it turned out to be just as flexible as the other, if not more so. It writes like a champ and it's been one of my daily carry pens since I got it, with both nibs. I have the "Flex" nib put away for now, but I'd imagine that sometime here in the not so distant future I'll be sending it off for a retip. I like my setup the way it is now, but the Equi is just so darn sad, sitting there nibless.  :(



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:21

Sam,

 

I think this may be the pen body for you. See image below. It comes close to the Eversharp Skyline. Available at ASA Pens (www.aspens.in) and called the Gama Airborne, it is made of ebonite. I think it costs around $15, so you might as well give it a try. You may want to look for an original eversharp feed though to get the look complete

 

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All the best!


Edited by Sridhar, 17 July 2014 - 11:24.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:02

Sam,

 

I think this may be the pen body for you. See image below. It comes close to the Eversharp Skyline. Available at ASA Pens (www.aspens.in) and called the Gama Airborne, it is made of ebonite. I think it costs around $15, so you might as well give it a try. You may want to look for an original eversharp feed though to get the look complete

 

fpn_1405596244__airborne2.jpg

 

 

All the best!

will this actually take an Eversharp feed, and if so, which one?  Skyline standard, skyline junior.  Eversharp #2?



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 02:13

I am not sure Sam - you will have to take a jump there and experiment with feeds...but at $15 what the heck!



#10 Sam_I_Am

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 15:14

Sam,

 

I think this may be the pen body for you. See image below. It comes close to the Eversharp Skyline. Available at ASA Pens (www.aspens.in) and called the Gama Airborne, it is made of ebonite. I think it costs around $15, so you might as well give it a try. You may want to look for an original eversharp feed though to get the look complete

 

fpn_1405596244__airborne2.jpg

 

 

All the best!

Many thanks, Sridhar! For $15, I'm willing to take the chance. Have been looking for a vintage body on eBay and a few other sites, but not having much luck. 







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