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#1 gweimer1

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 18:45

So, I have a few Visumasters that I am currently restoring and selling.  One of them has raised a couple questions, so I need the experts in here.  I had thought this was a Visumaster 3, due to the standard black section, but it also has a cap with a medallion on it.  It is properly threaded for a late model pen, and it won't go onto a Visumaster 2, that has the visible section.

 

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 19:25

Leftovers?  I've had the opinion that the V3s were early transitionals made when WW-2 was winding down, using up the leftover plastic stock from VM series, halted in 1942 when the US got into the war. 

 

Often wondered why the company didn't continue using the VM patterns.  Maybe they weren't as stable as the standard mix. Quite beautiful, tho....


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Posted 21 December 2018 - 21:34

Leftovers?  I've had the opinion that the V3s were early transitionals made when WW-2 was winding down, using up the leftover plastic stock from VM series, halted in 1942 when the US got into the war. 

 

Often wondered why the company didn't continue using the VM patterns.  Maybe they weren't as stable as the standard mix. Quite beautiful, tho....

 

I've always had that opinion on many things, from pens to guitars to cars.  I know from experience that Ford would run the parts stock dry before fully updating the current year production.  My '68 Fairlane wagon, after a number of false attempts, was finally fixed by putting in the fan clutch from a '67 Galaxie.  I had bought the car from the original owners.

I've also suggested this on a lot of one-off, non-catalog pens I see being discussed.  And, factory repairs?  Who knows?  I have come across a number of Parker VS pens with Vacumatic nibs.

 

 

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