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#1 June H

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:24 AM

Hello Wahl Eversharp collectors. I have this Wahl which has dark coloured furniture and I have not seen any of this colour. Mostly pens I have seen are bright gold coloured. Rings, lever and clip and the derby furniture all all the same colour. Anybody know how this came to be?

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#2 david i

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:58 AM

Tarnish

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 01:55 PM

Brass was a strategic material during WWII and much of the GF on Sheaffers, Parkers, and Eversharps was over silver, or vermeil. For some reason, it tarnishes the color of old silver. Sheaffer even advertised it.

#4 June H

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:26 AM

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I don't think it is a tarnish as it is complete and seems as if it has changed the metal.  Could someone have worked near a chemical that could do this?

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 03:06 AM

Corrosion can happen, but to that degree would be unusual. The pen could be completely brassed (or silvered) from wear, but I have some doubts there too. Suggest gentle metal polish to trim and see what happens.


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#6 June H

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 04:39 AM

Well Matt and Dr. Dave it seems you are both right. I cleaned this pen furniture with silver cleaner.This Eversharp Pen is now clean of the dark colour and is now silver coloured. Was it originally silver or was it gold over silver? I find that wahl Eversharp did not have very heavy gold. It does not seem to have any gold left anywhere which makes me wonder if it was silver. A conundrum. 






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