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#1 AZuniga



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:37 PM

This is a The Simplo Filler I never saw one before or even heard of it.

I believe is from around 1912, it has a bar inside the barrel and a hole to press the bar and the sac (a system similar to the Waterman that used a coin) through a fixed extension on the cap top... The barrel imprint: The Simplo Filler and in a second line Pat. Aug 2 and impossible to read the year.

I believe is worth to see it, so some images for you...











#2 Greenie



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:37 AM

This is also known as the Wiedlich Simplofiller.  You can probably find more search results with that added information.


U.S. Patent  #766,560  (click and go right to the patent)


I have only seen black versions.  Love the MHR!


My example has a screw cap and a Wiedlich nib. I wonder which represent an earlier vs later version.

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:13 AM

I have a very similar British-made Corona pen, c1918. They were generally known as matchstick fillers over here, I think only the more upmarket versions included the peg on the end of the cap!





#4 AZuniga



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

Thank you Greenie for the patent #, mine has a screw cap too but i forgot to mention it; and thank you AndyR for the Corona pen c1918 image, very useful information from both...

Edited by AZuniga, 13 March 2017 - 02:56 PM.

#5 FrankBarnard



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:34 PM

Nice find. I don't think I've seen one of these in 40 years of collecting. Amazing that the pin survived.

#6 Greenie



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:45 AM

OK - hedging on my recollection here...


I think I have read, don't know where, that these pegs were designed with a metal pin in the middle to prevent breakage.


I have not seen pictures of a broken one to verify the information, and I don't know of anyone who will cut through  theirs to find out!



@Andy - Never seen that model, and I love it. Great use of an atypical chasing. Maybe true knurling?

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:18 PM

Interesting Pen. Congrats! Does the nib imprint include "PENCO"? Wasn't that a house brand of J. C. Penney Company?

How is the nib writing? What do you think about it's quality? The cut seems to be slightly too deep, past the breather whole.


Let me ad two adverts found by rhrpen some time ago:



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Looks like they were a one-stop-shop for anyone in need of a pen or any parts for it to be made on order but their quality was recognized as well, apparently.


All the best,


Edited by MacKozinsky, 31 March 2017 - 02:21 PM.

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