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My First Ringtop

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#1 madrigal


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 22:49

I just picked up this tiny little thing, a Canadian-made gold filled Wahl, from an antique shop. I paid more than I'd like (so it was just over $15, but I haven't paid that much for any of my other vintage pens  :lol:) but I couldn't pass it up.


The gold has started to flake away near the nib and it looks like someone tried to repair it. I might have to keep it capped and have it as a decorative piece rather than an inked pen.



It's 8 cm long when capped





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Now the hunt is on to find one in better shape.

Edited by madrigal, 27 May 2017 - 22:52.

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#2 pen lady

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 14:40

That AND a Vac-for-a-buck, Man, you're on a roll!  You can make this little gem look much better by cleaning up the nib with plain water, and polishing the barrel and cap lightly with a metal cleaning cloth.  BTW, I buy mine from musical instrument store, brass players use them.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 18:46

They're fairly plentiful on eBay: some of them have fantastic nibs, too. I wear mine on a lanyard, which is a bit nerve-wracking because they will unscrew themselves sometimes and disappear. What I do lately is apply a dab of craft adhesive (I like something called "Tack-It Over and Over") on the threads inside the cap. That keeps them much more secure.
These things are not just writing instruments but jewelry, so wear it proudly.

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