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Equi-Poised Type 3 (Lapis Blue)


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#1 Estragon

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 02:36

I just finished restoring this lovely Wahl-Eversharp in my favorite color/nib combination: Lapis Blue & Flexible Gold Seal. I was wondering if anyone could offer more info about it. Based on Syd's website, it appears to be an uncatalogued Equi-poised Type 3 (from 1930-1 perhaps?). But further research has led me to believe that this is a somewhat divisive designation (e.g. David Nishimura thinks it more likely part of the Signature series). In photos I always assumed pens like this one were smaller. But this one measures a lengthy 5 3/8" capped. Anybody happen to know if this model was made in various sizes? If so, was there an oversized pen? Do we know what colors were offered and what the scarcer colors are? And where would the Type 3 fall on the spectrum of scarcity from Type 1-4?

 

 

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A more accurate representation of the color:

 

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Edited by Estragon, 17 November 2017 - 02:47.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:29

That is a very beautiful pen. Nice work of restoration!


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 19:24

Thanks! But for a bit of brassing it's in pretty good shape. To give a better idea of the size of this pen, here's comparison shot with an early Lapis Duofold Sr., which shares the same Blue-on-Blue celluloid:

 

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Edited by Estragon, 17 November 2017 - 19:24.

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