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#1 Shannon

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 18:09

Hi there.

 

I found this pen knocking around in a closet.  I'd love to know a little about it.  It's definitely not a high-end pen -- I would imagine a school pen from the 60s?

 

Thanks.

 

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#2 joss

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 18:40

I have no idea what kind of activity "knocking around in a closet" is but your pen is an early 1960s Parker-Eversharp "Big E".

 

Check this webpage (at bottom):

http://parkercollect...sharp.html#bige

 

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#3 Shannon

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 18:55

Thank you!


Ink samples to trade:  Levenger (Smokey, Blue Bahama, Always Greener, Skies of Blue, Fireball, Pinkly, Gemstone Green, Cobalt Blue, Raven Black, Cardinal Red, Cocoa, Amethyst); J. Herbin (Lie de The, Emerald de Chivor, Storm Grey, Rouge Hematite); Diamine (Purple Pazzazz, Bilberry, Ancient Copper, Blue Black, Indigo, and Damson); Sailor (Tokiwa-matsu, Souten); and Chesterfield (Antique Yankee, Night Sapphire, Antique Raven, Antique Walnut, Archival Black, Antique Jade)

 

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#4 joss

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 19:06

You are welcome!

 

And I appologize for my comment on your knocking around in the closet: in my part of the world the word "closet" is connected to "toilet" so I was a bit confused, sorry.  


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#5 Shannon

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:32

Absolutely no need to apologize....  It's actually pretty funny now that you've explained it!


Ink samples to trade:  Levenger (Smokey, Blue Bahama, Always Greener, Skies of Blue, Fireball, Pinkly, Gemstone Green, Cobalt Blue, Raven Black, Cardinal Red, Cocoa, Amethyst); J. Herbin (Lie de The, Emerald de Chivor, Storm Grey, Rouge Hematite); Diamine (Purple Pazzazz, Bilberry, Ancient Copper, Blue Black, Indigo, and Damson); Sailor (Tokiwa-matsu, Souten); and Chesterfield (Antique Yankee, Night Sapphire, Antique Raven, Antique Walnut, Archival Black, Antique Jade)

 

Looking for: surprise me!


#6 RoyalBear

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 00:26

I believe your pen is the Parker/Eversharp Challenger and it is the forerunner of the Parker 45. I have one that's doesn't have a cap band. I plan to bring it to our December pen club meeting and enter it into the "Ugliest Pen" contest. 

 

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Posted 24 November 2017 - 14:55

joss was correct - It's a Big E, second version. 

 

Here's the evolution of that family from top to bottom, old to new(er):

 

10,000 Word pen - undercut hood; short grooved gripping section

Challenger - hood was reversed to a more normal hooded appearance; short grooved section

Big E first version - long, non-grooved section; press-fit nib and feed (cousin to the Parker 19)

Big E second version - long, non-grooved section; screw-in collar, nib and feed (cousin to the Parker 45

Big E second version with the nib assembly removed. 

 

When a metal cap was added to the Big E, it was marketed as the Point *7

 

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