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Wasps The Deal?

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#1 TXKat

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 19:50

Okay, I am not crazy!!! (That is also a subjective statement, thus y'all better behave,lol!)

 

I have a plain, black, steal nibbed Wasp pen, but there is no lever, no plunger, no anything! The back pointy section unscrews. The stamping on the pen says Wasp Pen Co., Inc. Ft. Madison, Iowa, U.S.A.

 

So, is this an eye dropper? Is this something from a desk pen set and I need to find a base? I cannot find anything on this very basic pen, so I'm turning to the experts. Well, and you guys, too!  :P

 

I guess my question is...how do I fill the dang thing!? There is a very tiny hole by the impression on the barrel, so not sure if my father and brother gutted this pen for some weird McIver project they always did as kids and parts are missing, or if all the parts are there.


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 19:55

The tail suggest a desk pen. Perhaps it is a dip pen, with a deskset with ink-reservoir where the pen rests in when not in use?

 

There have been some on show here lately, I forgot which sub forum. They were called client pens (no use for the client to take the pen with them....)

 

I have one by Esterbrook myself.

 

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:27

W. A. Sheaffer Pen came in Vacuum Fil and  Addipoint a lever filler with user changeable steel nibs.

 

I'm not familiar with your pen..which could be a marriage of different parts...

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:34

You don't fill it and it indeed goes with a reservoir set.

 

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This is a fineline model from 1946 but, they all worked the same by occasionally dipping the pen in the reservoir.

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:37

It doesn't hold ink inside; it goes with a base that has a large ink reservoir that keeps the point moist (the "Rite-O-Way" set).

 

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(From eBay auction)

 

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#6 TXKat

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:42

Oh, wow...I'll never find that base! (Pretty ugly, lol.) Guess using it as a dip pen as I have been will continue for awhile! It actually writes very nice!!!!

 

Thank you all!!!!


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:48

Oh, wow...I'll never find that base! (Pretty ugly, lol.) Guess using it as a dip pen as I have been will continue for awhile! It actually writes very nice!!!!

 

Thank you all!!!!

 

Never say never:

 

http://item.ebay.com/121381621094

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 20:59

Daniels ad is circa 1940.  Sheaffer had their own Fount-of Use reservoir line in 1941 which were attractive and very expensive.  Gold nibs on these instead of the WASP steel nibs.

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 21:01

Would mine work with these also? There is actually a base on ebay right now, but they want $30 and shipiping is $7.50. Is that too expensive? Comes with a scrip jar, lol.

 

I'm not opposed to this staying a dip pen, lol.

 

Didn't see Daniel's link. Same thing! :)  Is this too expensive? I don't know that the set with pen and base is even worth that much!


Edited by TXKat, 10 September 2014 - 21:04.

So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 21:12

Would mine work with these also? There is actually a base on ebay right now, but they want $30 and shipiping is $7.50. Is that too expensive? Comes with a scrip jar, lol.

 

I'm not opposed to this staying a dip pen, lol.

 

Didn't see Daniel's link. Same thing! :)  Is this too expensive? I don't know that the set with pen and base is even worth that much!

It is expensive considering that it is missing the screw on top so you are only getting part of the base.

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 21:30

Oh, wow...I'll never find that base! (Pretty ugly, lol.) Guess using it as a dip pen as I have been will continue for awhile! It actually writes very nice!!!!

 

Thank you all!!!!

Tastes differ. I really love that shape in the ad....

 

And indeed the set offered in the link Daniel gave is not complete.

 

But you can make an offer! Point out that the top is missing but that you are willing to pay....XXX...

 

Never hurts to try...

 

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 00:23

I did, they still want $23. Plus the shipping. I'll pass for now. No action on it currently. Didn't seem to care that the cover is missing. 

 

In real life, the piece in the ad may look much better. Hard to tell. I just don't have much deco stuff.

 

Thanks all for the help. Much further along than where I was a few hours ago!

 

I luv this bunch!!!


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 00:56

Would this pen also work with a Morriset? Just curious. 


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 13:52

I will buy one WASP vacu fill one day. Great pen


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:25

The dip pen writes beautifully!!


So, what's your point? (Mine is a flexible F.)





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