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Dating Fp's By Sellers On Ebay. Paul E Wirt Case.


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I am not an expert but I like to collect vintage FP's. Only some people has 'the secret' of dating, so as a buyer I always need help. It would be very useful if the more experienced FPN members would render evident some wrong datings that happen to appear even in the case of the more honest sellers on eBay (and not only)

 

This auction for a Wirt eyedropper seems to me curious. The barrel and the cap is of an early Paul E Wirt eyedropper, as for the feed, the vent-hole type was patented in April 1903. The two-line print was used by Wirt from 1889 until 1902. Could be such an ED considered from the 19th century as the seller afirms? I think that the feed is a later replacement, but the seller mentioned nothing

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All I know is the 1902 Sears catalog reproduction, shows the best pen in the world the Wirt, with an over and under feed.

The reprinted 1894-5 Montgomery Ward shows what could be Wirt pens, but were made with Montgomery Ward markings.... also with over and under feeds. It shows a no over feed pen for much less.

 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Have you Googled Wirt....in there was a thread on them a while back.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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All I know is the 1902 Sears catalog reproduction, shows the best pen in the world the Wirt, with an over and under feed.

 

Yes, of course in 1902 Wirt still used over and under feed. But the seller on eBay pretended the pen is from the 19th century :huh:

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