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I appreciate the help with my last mystery pen, so let's try another one.  This is a Wearever I found at the same shop.  I gather Wearevers are pretty common and there may not be enough knowledge to identify the pen's model...but I'm mostly curious about the nib anyway.


I know breather holes can vary mostly for decorative purposes, but what is going on with those curved sideways slits?  Is it more decoration?  An attempt at introducing flex?  I haven't gotten it ready to write yet so can't comment on how it feels.  I tried looking for another example of a Wearever nib with that look and couldn't find one.  The nib is stamped "Iridium Tipped U.S.A."


Any info or ideas would be welcome...thanks!




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I have 3 Wearevers of essentially the same model.  One is a button filler as appears to be yours.  The other two are lever fill but all three have the same section and two have the same stamp as yours but none have the relief cuts at the hole.  In as much as Wearever sold more third tier pens than anyone else, I believe it safe to conjecture that your nib was a factory upgrade to offer a level of flex/spring to what would otherwise be pretty much a nail.  Now I feel compelled to find one like yours.  The 1930s-40s Wearevers are decent inexpensive pens.  They may have been cheap but they are still here and are easily put back into service.



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Thanks for the input!  I've been stuck traveling for work but I finally got a chance to test out the nib.  Overall it feels pretty firm but I was able to get decent line variation from it so yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if the intention was to help it flex.

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My two Wearevers, one a '30's (the long cameo-mechanical pencil has a fountain pen in the and the other the turquoise one is  '70's spread the tines only 2X a light down stroke but had much more tine bend than I'd expect from a semi-nail.

In the picture was second tier three pre WW2 and three post war, and a few parts.

Those I gave away, to someone with an interest in them or to sell them if he wished.

I don't remember much about those nibs, but would have rated the nibs as the others mentioned and a few regular flex.

The normal regular issue of my youth...I admit to having more Wearevers  than the one Esterbrook (the 1960 ugly one with the metal cap...just missed the nice ones.) and one Venus....each year it was stolen. There were pen collector's even then and jotters were well collected also. :(



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.

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