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One Of The Coolest Patterns Ever

macniven cameron waverly casein

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#1 Greenie


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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.


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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.

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 03:15

very nice indeed

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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. 

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:21

A very elegant pen indeed.

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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.





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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.



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 22:08

Have we somehow managed to create a duplicate topic?



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 23:41

Have we somehow managed to create a duplicate topic?




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.  

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 00:48

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

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:44

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

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 15:25

Quite nice. Looks like jewelery work on first sight.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 00:21

Stunning! Thanks

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