I picked up this tier three pen some months ago on Ebay because of the art deco look it has and because...well I have no other excuse. Besides, do I need one? Anyway, when I received it the pressure bar and sac were shot but the visulated section was quite clear (the pen is inked in the photo) so I coaxed the pen apart, replaced both and got it writing again. It actually is a smooth writing pen but now I'm curious to know who might have made it and when, The only educated guess that I'm willing to make (and maybe I'm not right on this) is that the pen was made sometime in the 1930s...then again maybe during WWII? Who knows? There is no branding mark on the pen body that I can find but the lever does appear to have the letter "P" on it. In addition, the nib is labeled, "DUROPOINT 14KT GOLD PLATE," the gold plating having said adios bye-bye decades ago. My hope is that someone on the FPN has seen this pen before or one like it and knows who might have made it and when.