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KBeezie
December 9th, 2021, 06:08 AM
Little while ago, when I was visiting in-laws for Thanksgiving, I grabbed about 4 fountain pens over a couple days at the same Antique Mall as I found them (all in all, my finds were under 100 total).

Of the four were two nearly identical green-ish grey Eversharp 5th Avenues (from the late 40s as it had the smaller nib/feed to correct for air flow problems, when they tried to use the skyline nib/feed in that hooding).

Both had intact sacs that seemed like maybe they were restored in the last couple years, and then just stashed away in a drawer, so I talc'd up the sac on the one with the nicer clip, did some water tests, and then inked it up with Edelstein Smokey Quartz.

I already owned a red/burgundy 5th Avenue with nearly an XXF/EF nib, so these two bring me to three total.

This one has a wet-leaning Fine-ish nib on a western sizing.

I like that the "5th Avenue" was more of an Art Deco design during a time that Art Deco was at a decline.

https://i.imgur.com/rIEoHXP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8jYvidw.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/DFxdN4g.jpg

The look of them when I first got them.

https://i.imgur.com/yVRdd4v.jpg

Detman101
December 9th, 2021, 03:43 PM
Oooh...nice shading on that "Smoky Quartz"!!
:D

pajaro
December 9th, 2021, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the pictures. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

Chrissy
December 9th, 2021, 10:16 PM
Great pictures and very good looking pens too. Thank you. :)