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#1 Jon Perry

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 05:49 PM

As I'm sure many of you know, trolling the local antique malls can be a hit-or-miss affair but sometimes you find yourself in the right place at the right time to reap the benefits of positive pen karma. The pens below were all found on my regular rounds in Northern California this summer.

 

(Sorry if the pic is too small. The next size up on my phone exceeds the max upload file size.)

 

L to Rt:

 

Pelikan 400 in tortoise and brown with original (?) sleeve

Conklin Nozak in red chevron pattern 

Sheaffer Balance w/feather touch nib in ebonized black & pearl

Parker Vacumatic Golden Web!! (missing bottom tassie and jewel)

Parker Vacumatic Debutante in brown shadow wave w/jeweler's band

Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Jr/vest pocket (?)

Wahl-Eversharp pencil in silver fill

Wahl pen in silver fill

Wahl pencil in silver fill

Wahl pencil in gold fill

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#2 Diabolical_Engineer

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 09:01 PM

I think David would be interested in the Shadow Wave. The single jewel with Jeweler's band is a band of an oddity. Very cool and nice finds.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 02:12 PM

Nice finds. What is the date code, at the right end of the barrel imprint, on the Shadow Wave? Cap band is a series of concentric lines?

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the comments. Here is a closer photo. The Shadow Wave Deb is dated 2Q 1942. I haven't disassembled it yet to check the date code on the nib. The solid black plastic plunger strikes me as unusual, but then again, I'm used to handling the translucent variety found on standard 3rd gen Vacs. Is this a common characteristic of Debs?        

 

As a bonus I slipped its star-clipped tray-mate into the shot...

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#5 Diabolical_Engineer

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

The black plunger turns up, I think it's just a material variation. The date code on the shadow wave is very interesting and it's a very neat pen. I've included a link to a relevant thread.

http://fountainpenbo...3rd-generation/



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 05:18 PM

The black plunger rod can indicate the dreaded all-plastic war time filler unit. Often a PIA to remove.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 06:17 PM

Great info. Thanks! Didn't realize this little Deb was such a celebrity. 

 

The cap jewel is missing. Is plain black the appropriate replacement?


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 10:56 PM

plain black



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the confirmation.






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