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Excited To Have Wahl Pacemaker 4 Colors, Had To Share!


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#1 Greenie

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 21:18

I know, I know.  Kinda just braggy. But I love these pens and finally got a red one.  There is also a black version, but I sold that one (most likely to be re-collected by me in the future).

 

There is a very nice write up on these on Penhero.com  http://www.penhero.com/PenGallery/Eversharp/WahlEversharpPacemaker.htm

 

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 01:29

Beautiful, I would show them off too it they were mine!



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:37

Wow! Those are gorgeous!

Congratulations, Greenie!



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 22:27

Hi, Folks and congratulations, Greenie!

 
The Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker was advertised in 1939 in several publications and has design cues from the top of the line Coronet, such as the clip.  These five inch long pens are notable for their intense striped celluloids, extra trim, and pointed cap and barrel ends.  They are lever fillers with ink-view window sections and 14 karat gold nibs in many grades including this flexible one.
 
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It was priced below the Doric at $3.50 for the pen and $3.00 for the matching repeater pencil, but was offered as set for $5.00.  The pen came in two sizes, shown here, differing only in width.  Pacemakers were first offered in black, green or gold satin pyralin.  Blue was added later in 1939 followed by red, for a total of five color choices.
 
Now that you know there are two sizes, you have some more work to do!
 
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Posted 27 July 2017 - 22:44

Wow, those are some beauties! Finding another pen you've been looking for has got to be one of the best feelings around!


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:50

This is the Red Satin Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker c. 1939-1940. Red was the last color offered on the Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker.  The intense red pyralin shows the striped celluloid segments and cross grain.  I now have a 1940 catalog page showing all five colors.

 

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 14:34

Wow those are excellent!



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 18:10

Truly stunning to see all the colorful colors together! Were you able to find all of these without crazing? I've always liked these pens, but only ones I seem to come across have crystallized ends.


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Posted 13 August 2017 - 00:18

Truly stunning to see all the colorful colors together! Were you able to find all of these without crazing? I've always liked these pens, but only ones I seem to come across have crystallized ends.

 

 

I've had to pick over quite a few bad ones...



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 23:26

Those are pretty pens.  I don't know a whole lot about Wahls in general (I have what I think is a Third Generation Eversharp Symphony, and the cap for my mother-in-law's old Skyline, which had been jammed onto what we think had been HER father's Sheaffer Balance Oversize; I keep hoping that the rest of the Skyline will turn up at some point in a box).

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 23:55

Hi, Folks!

 

Thought I would show the larger size version of the Red Satin pen above.

 

This is the Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker Red Satin c. 1939-1941.  This is the large "regular" size model, J117+3.  In early 1939 advertisements the first colors offered were Jet Black, Green Satin and Gold Satin pyralin, with Blue Satin was added later in 1939 followed by Red Satin, for a total of five color choices by 1940. The intense red pyralin shows the striped celluloid segments and cross grain. Pacemakers favor the more expensive top of the line Coronet by using the same gold plated clip design and having generally the same cap and barrel shape. All trim is gold plated.  This example shows typical plating loss on the clip.  These five inch long pens are lever fillers with ink-view window sections and 14 karat gold nibs in many grades. This example has an unusual FLEXIBLE marked nib.  The pen sold in 1940 for $4.20 and the matching repeater pencil was $3.60, but were offered as set for $6.00. The slender or Ladies model differs only in width.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:16

Hi, Folks!

 

This is the Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker Blue Satin fountain pen and pencil set c. 1939-1941.  This is the "regular" size model, J117+5, the pencil is model J117+15.  In early 1939 advertisements the first colors offered were Jet Black, Green Satin and Gold Satin pyralin, with Blue Satin was added later in 1939 followed by Red Satin, for a total of five color choices by 1940. The blue pyralin strips show marbling and cross grain. All trim is gold plated.  This example shows typical plating loss on the clips and cap bands.  These five inch long pens are lever fillers with ink-view window sections and 14 karat gold nibs in many grades. This example has an unusual FLEXIBLE marked nib that unfortunately is cracked.  The pen sold in 1940 for $4.20 and the matching repeater pencil was $3.60, but were offered as set for $6.00. The slender or Ladies model differs only in width.

 

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 22:51

Hi, Folks!

 

This is the Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker Blue Satin fountain pen and pencil set c. 1939-1941.  This is the "regular" size model, J117+5, the pencil is model J117+15.  In early 1939 advertisements the first colors offered were Jet Black, Green Satin and Gold Satin pyralin, with Blue Satin was added later in 1939 followed by Red Satin, for a total of five color choices by 1940. The blue pyralin strips show marbling and cross grain. All trim is gold plated.  This example shows typical plating loss on the clips and cap bands.  These five inch long pens are lever fillers with ink-view window sections and 14 karat gold nibs in many grades. This example has an unusual FLEXIBLE marked nib that unfortunately is cracked.  The pen sold in 1940 for $4.20 and the matching repeater pencil was $3.60, but were offered as set for $6.00. The slender or Ladies model differs only in width.

 

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Wow.  That is just GORGEOUS....

Oh drat.  Now I want one.  And I'm betting they don't come cheap....  Even if not a pen/pencil set.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:39

Wow.  That is just GORGEOUS....
Oh drat.  Now I want one.  And I'm betting they don't come cheap....  Even if not a pen/pencil set.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


They are difficult to find as they have a bad habit of celluloid decomposition at the ends and plating problems. Nice ones will indeed set you back some $$$. I got mine a while back by patiently working pen shows. Never found one in the wild.

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 21:10

Hi, Folks!

 

In my experience, Gold Satin is the hardest color to find, with Green Satin the easiest.

 

This is the Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker Gold Satin fountain pen c. 1939-1941.  This is the "regular" size model, 6823R, the pencil is model 6824R.  In early 1939 advertisements the first colors offered were Jet Black, Green Satin and Gold Satin pyralin, with Blue Satin added later in 1939 followed by Red Satin, for a total of five color choices by 1940. The golden brown pyralin strips show marbling and cross grain. All trim is gold plated.  This example shows typical plating loss on the clip and cap bands.  The cap and barrel ends are starting to decompose, first changing to a solid color.  These five inch long pens are lever fillers with ink-view window sections and 14 karat gold nibs in many grades. This one is stamped MANIFOLD, a very stiff nib used for carbon copies. The pen sold in 1940 for $4.20 and the matching repeater pencil was $3.60, but were offered as set for $6.00. The slender or Ladies model differs only in width.

 

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