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    Default Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

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    My favorite is the blue and black pen and base on the left. The glass pelican base has a vintage Pelikan pen in its trumpet. I never seem to ink desk pens, though. There's no good reason why not.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Those are more interesting than the mundane desk sets I have. Very nice.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Ahem. That striking one on the left deserves a solo turn in front of the camera. Just sayin'.
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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    So here’s a question. I have a Wahl desk pen whose base trumpet is loose and won’t stand up with a pen in it. Is this fixable?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fqgouvea View Post
    So here’s a question. I have a Wahl desk pen whose base trumpet is loose and won’t stand up with a pen in it. Is this fixable?
    Viagra?
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fqgouvea View Post
    So here’s a question. I have a Wahl desk pen whose base trumpet is loose and won’t stand up with a pen in it. Is this fixable?
    Viagra?
    Tempting!

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by fqgouvea View Post
    ...I have a Wahl desk pen whose base trumpet is loose and won’t stand up with a pen in it. Is this fixable?
    Sure, but the socket will need gentle swaging in some fashion. Post the question in the repair forum.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    I fixed the droopy trumped on a Sheaffer Imperial desk set with a bit of hot glue.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    I agree with FredRydr, Swaging is the best course of action. Gentle compression via a C-Clamp on the part which holds the ball, with a buffering layer between the brass base and the C-Clamp to prevent scratches and scuffing. It will also help in avoiding creating a flat spot.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Ahem. That striking one on the left deserves a solo turn in front of the camera. Just sayin'.
    Okay. (Better late, & etc...)

    Oh man! Jon, it's all your fault. I never inked this pen, and my revisit to this bumped thread led me to not only take a photo, but also to take closer look only to discover a vintage failed sac! Now I must order more sacs from The Pen Sac Co.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    That's half of it. What's nice is by unscrewing the taper, you can see light through from other end of the barrel to pinpoint bits of sac, making cleanout precise and easier.

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    All out now. Alas, the smallest sac I have is a No. 16, and it needs a No. 15 or smaller.
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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    A close-up of the Doric desk pen, part of a desk set with matching silver and brass pen base, calendar, blotter pad and rocker blotter. It's got a big adjustable nib, too.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Very nice, Fred.

    I've given up on desk sets. I've got one on my desk, an Esterbrook 8 ball with my favorite Esterbrook desk pen (the red). I rarely use it, because i rarely sit at my desk.

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    Default Re: Four Wahl-Eversharp desk pens in a row

    Wonderful Piece of art, Fred, With out that base stand it is just another dip pen but this is a great pen.... no doubt!!!

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