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#1 PenHero

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 19:00

Hi, Folks! 

 
This is an Eversharp Slim Ventura Sterling Silver c1953-1957.  The Slim Ventura was the last quality pen marketed by Eversharp and replaced the lever-fill Ventura and was breifly advertised alongside the older pen. Though slender, the pen is 5 1/8 inches long.  It has a spring loaded clip and a small 14 karat gold hallmarked nib.  The filling system is an aerometric style squeeze filler that uses a cylindrical metal frame around a long ink sac with a breather tube inside, a crude knock off of the Parker system.  There were five different models in a variety of finishes.  The Sterling Silver model is hallmarked "STERLING" and sold for $15.00 and the matching Repeater pencil was $10.00.
 
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I have all the versions but not all the colors and will post some more over the next several days.  Anyone else have Slim Venturas to show?
 
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Posted 24 September 2017 - 18:44

Here's a quick family picture of mine.  Anyone who prefers thin modern pens like Parker Vectors should try one of these as a vintage pen. The squeeze filler with a breather tube makes it easy to flush a bit and top off the ink on a weekly basis, which is a a good way to keep an intermittently-used pocket pen flowing smoothly. Just don't forget it's a screw cap or you might strip some threads...

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 16:49

I have a bunch of Venturas so here's a couple I have. I like both versions.

 

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Your PenHero website gave me the incentive to get a sterling silver set.

 



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 18:47

I have a bunch of Venturas so here's a couple I have. I like both versions.

 

 

Your PenHero website gave me the incentive to get a sterling silver set.

 

 

Thanks!  They are fun pens!



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 18:38

Oddly  I find myself writing with one much like Royal  Bear's  photo except  mine has a  Black section.

Wonderful writer. : )

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