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#1 MightyEighth

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:50

My mother has her mother's Wahl pen, shown here.  These are her phone pictures she recently sent me, so not the best, but enough to identify.  The nib reads "Signature" while most nibs I have been able to find by searching online read "Eversharp." 

 

 

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#2 cattar

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:01

That's a Wahl ring-top with a flex nib.

 

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#3 MalcolmH

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 05:34

Lovely pen...and very special.



#4 MightyEighth

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 13:07

That's a Wahl ring-top with a flex nib.

 

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http://www.fountainp...ingtop-id-help/

Excellent, thanks!


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#5 Sasha Royale

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 17:47

A lovely "lady's" model pen !  As an heirloom from your grandmother, it is very special.  

Is your mother well ?  Does she use the pen ?    It is likely that the internal ink sac is more than fifteen years old, and due for replacement.  Restoration of the pen to working condition would cost less than a steak dinner.  


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#6 MightyEighth

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 18:06

A lovely "lady's" model pen !  As an heirloom from your grandmother, it is very special.  

Is your mother well ?  Does she use the pen ?    It is likely that the internal ink sac is more than fifteen years old, and due for replacement.  Restoration of the pen to working condition would cost less than a steak dinner.  

 

My mother is okay, thanks.  Aged, but okay.  She has an attachment to the pen, so I won't be taking possession anytime soon.  I also have no reason to believe the pen is in any condition to write, and my mother has likely never used it in the many years she's had it. Should I one day become the pen's guardian, I may well look into restoration.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 18:42

I use my great-grandmother's ringtop, it's a lovely writer.

 

Agree with Sasha to replace/get the sac replaced before you use the pen. Replacement is not expensive. A broken sac is a leaking, staining mess.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 19:00

Your mum could wear it on a lanyard - the sort of thing you can buy on Amazon for holding a memory stick.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 19:15

I use my great-grandmother's ringtop, it's a lovely writer.

 

Agree with Sasha to replace/get the sac replaced before you use the pen. Replacement is not expensive. A broken sac is a leaking, staining mess.

 

Thanks.  Good point about replacing the sac and will do if I get the chance.

 

Your mum could wear it on a lanyard - the sort of thing you can buy on Amazon for holding a memory stick.

 

Yes!  I wonder if she ever thought of it.  She does a lot of beading for bracelets and necklaces so I'll mention it. 


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 16:49

If she goes for the idea, she might want to put a dab of craft adhesive on the threads inside the cap. The downside of ringtops is a tendency for them to unscrew themselves and disappear.
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