Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

One Of The Coolest Patterns Ever

macniven cameron waverly casein

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 Greenie

Greenie

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Mabie Todd Group Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,359 posts
  • Location:Orange County, CA
  • Flag:

Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:51

Too bad most of the FPN folks won't look in this forum to see this. Their loss!

 

Macniven & Cameron, Made in Great Britain, Waverly Series No P 5

 

This is a casein pen (based on smell while I sanded it down to restore the color and finish).  Small pen, 4 1/2 inches capped, posts to a nice usable 5  5/8 size.  It came to me in a sorry state with a bent nib, barrel thread crack (now sleeved internally), and very dark, brown and crackly on the surface.  

 

I was just so drawn to the pattern I had to buy it and put in some work to restore it!

 

Unfortunately, I know nothing about the brand, history, or other models they might have produced.

 

  fpn_1508899306__waverly_01.jpg fpn_1508899316__waverly_02.jpg 

 

fpn_1508899331__waverly_04.jpg fpn_1508899323__waverly_03.jpg



Sponsored Content

#2 catbert

catbert

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 588 posts

Posted 25 October 2017 - 02:59

That is quite something.

 

Was aware of their dip nibs - didn't they invent the Waverley nib? Didn't know they also made pens.



#3 KaB

KaB

    Tsukiyonist

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,211 posts
  • Location:Antwerp, Belgium
  • Flag:

Posted 25 October 2017 - 03:15

very nice indeed


fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Case: Visconti HS EF, Sailor Kin-Mokusei; Estie 2314M, R&K Alt-Goldgrün; Lamy Studio 1.1, Diamine Ochre 


#4 northlodge

northlodge

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,342 posts
  • Location:no longer in Rutland
  • Flag:

Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:16

This says something about the power of hype, when knowledgeable pen collectors know nothing of a brand that produced pens that were of similar quality to the likes of Conway, Wyvern, Curzon, etc. The M&C pens are well worth seeking out, and because of the lack of hype they tend to sell cheaply on the bay.

 

I will try and extract some information on the brand later today, from Stephen Hull's bible on English Pen Manufacturers. 



#5 pajaro

pajaro

    Amblin along like I had good sense.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,457 posts
  • Location:Tecumseh, MI
  • Flag:

Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:21

A very elegant pen indeed.


"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

They took the blue from the skies and the pretty girls' eyes and a touch of Old Glory too . . .


#6 fountainpagan

fountainpagan

    Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to accept mystery

  • FPN Supporter - Platinum

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,089 posts
  • Location:South of France
  • Flag:

Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:04

I love casein and possess quite a number of casein pens. This is the most outstanding casein pen I have ever seen!!!!

 

Thank you very much for sharing this with us. Lucky you!

 

I am sorry I cannot help with some informations on this brand.


WomenWagePeace

 

SUPORTER OF uh2SgO.jpg

 

My avatar is a painting by the imense surrealist painter Remedios Varo


#7 eachan

eachan

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 212 posts
  • Location:Scotland

Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:15

That's a very beautiful pen, one I haven't seen before. Macniven and Cameron made a full range of pens from cheap squeeze fillers to top of the range Duofold look-alikes in lapis lazuli. Many sported their famous gold leaf-shaped nibs. These are invariably splendid writers, some flexible. Some later ones were made on their behalf by Burnham.


Regards,

Eachan


#8 peterg

peterg

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,051 posts

Posted 26 October 2017 - 22:08

Have we somehow managed to create a duplicate topic?

 

http://www.fountainp...-patterns-ever/



#9 Greenie

Greenie

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Mabie Todd Group Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,359 posts
  • Location:Orange County, CA
  • Flag:

Posted 26 October 2017 - 23:41

Have we somehow managed to create a duplicate topic?

 

http://www.fountainp...-patterns-ever/

 

I did it by accident on the initial post. I asked for one of them to be deleted, but it didn't happen. I only have admin privileges on the Mabie Todd forum.  They can be merged as well.  



#10 WritingRiley

WritingRiley

    Dipped Only

  • Member - Silver

  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 24 May 2018 - 00:48

That is a GORGEOUS pen. I'm all aflutter over here--never seen anything like it!



#11 suzi_scribbles

suzi_scribbles

    Near Mint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Location:Denver
  • Flag:

Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:44

I cant atop staring at the pen. Its really something stunning! Congrats to you :)

#12 Astron

Astron

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,321 posts
  • Location:The Misty Mountains of Austria
  • Flag:

Posted 29 May 2018 - 15:25

Quite nice. Looks like jewelery work on first sight.



#13 Newjelan

Newjelan

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,487 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 04 June 2018 - 00:21

Stunning! Thanks





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: macniven, cameron, waverly, casein



Sponsored Content




|