Fountain Pen Board / FPnuts: Seth Crocker - Fountain Pen Board / FPnuts
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:22 PM
Pretty pen, one from a storied pen family. While I can not say the variegation is quite the same as the classic pen in this color, the color looks to be (or close to) a ~1930 Waterman color used on the 94 and possibly the 32 model. Called iirc just blue or blue pearl by Waterman (need to pull a catalogue) collectors tend to call it cream-and-blue or some such.
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:58 PM
Yep, you've got a Seth Crocker (doh!). Some of the Seth Crocker colors appear unique to the company, but there seems to be a fair amount of overlap with Waterman. I've got a nice "mahogany" set. As David indicated, yours is a blue cream that was used in the 94 and possibly other models.
Restoring that pen will not be fun. The likeliest mechanism involves two metal barrels, with a cork gasket mounted on the lower barrel inside the plastic. The metal barrel inside the plastic may be crimped onto the section, which makes it interesting to try and remove it to replace the sac. I've also seen pens in that size that were pump fillers, with no sac at all. Those will have a breathing tube attached to the feed, not unlike a certain pen that David collects. The pump is once again sealed by a cork gasket. I've seen both mechanisms in pens that have the same profile as yours.
Very cool pen. I seen dozens of Chilton's between appearances of the Seth Crocker pens. They can also appear as "Seth Sears" pens, as well as under a variety of store names. Some of my Seth Crockers are in a picture I posted here when the board first opened. If I can find them...there they are. The jade pen on the left is a pump filler.
Posted 01 August 2012 - 12:45 AM
My first thought was Waterman as well. To my eye, the size of the variegation is different.
Thanks for re-uplaoding the photo; it went away in the other threads. Nice collection!
This pen appears to have the two metal barrels. I'll let its next owner handle the restoration.
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