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I bought my first vintage rescue today, and am trying to identify it so I can purchase parts. In addition to the picture posted, here's what I know about it so far.

 

  • It has a 14k gold flex nib stamped EAGLE (top line; largest) 14K (midline; midsize) MADE IN USA (nib base & smallest; slightly curved)
  • The cap is postable and screws on. It's also missing the clip and jewel.The missing jewel (and possibly double-duty clip securer) should screw in as well.
  • There's a small hole in one side of the cap.
  • The colors are large veins of flat black and opalescent medium blue, with smaller veins of pearly white running throughout.
  • It's a lever fill, and I think the sac is black latex.
  • The cap ring might be brass. It's tarnished a bit.
  • I've been able to identify several seams via color alone, but you can't feel them.
  • I've been unable to find an Eagle brand pen that looks similar. I think it may be a Frankenpen. The body looks similar to a Shaeffer Prosperity, with the exception of the pointed cap end.

I would like to

  • Find a cap and jewel complimentary to the pen and if possible, accurate to the body's lineage and history (gettin' fancy now!)
  • Know more about it in general, including general worth, etc.
  • Repair the pen to the point that it works and looks pretty, but isn't a full-on, bank-breaking restoration.

I am an utter newbie at this, so any resources you could direct me toward or information you can give is awesome! Thanks!

 

 

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You should be able to get a j-bar for around 5 bucks and a sac is around 2. These would be normal restoration parts.

 

A clip and jewel shouldn't be difficult to get but you almost need to have the pen with the parts to find something that works and fits and looks right.

 

A brand less clip and jewel that would work is in my opinion no more than a 5 purchase.

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Coincidentally, I saw your pen at the Dallas Pen Show this weekend. The clip looked much like one of these, though it said Eagle.

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I think I recall it was at Pete Kirby's table.

 

He may or may not sell parts, but it's worth a shot:

 

http://www.petespenshop.com/

 

Send him an email with pics of the pen. Worst case he may be able to identify the exact model and point you to a new clip and tassie.

 

Good Luck-

 

Clayton

 

PS- He's probably unpacking from the show so t may take him a day or two to respond. :)

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Coincidentally, I saw your pen at the Dallas Pen Show this weekend. The clip looked much like one of these, though it said Eagle.

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I think I recall it was at Pete Kirby's table.

 

He may or may not sell parts, but it's worth a shot:

 

http://www.petespenshop.com/

 

Send him an email with pics of the pen. Worst case he may be able to identify the exact model and point you to a new clip and tassie.

 

Good Luck-

 

Clayton

 

PS- He's probably unpacking from the show so t may take him a day or two to respond. :)

 

 

Thank you so much! I'll check into it right away!

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