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    Default unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    Maybe somone could help me identifying this vintage WE?

    Wahl Eversharp unknown by C.M.Z, auf Flickr

    the only imprint on the Barrel reads: Wahl Eversharp, made in U.S.A.

    Thanks for your help.

    C.

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    Default Re: unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    Christof, this is a Wahl-Eversharp Pacemaker.

    It is a very attractive pen and beautifully captured in the pictures.

    More info at the PenHero site:
    http://penhero.com/PenGallery/Eversh...pPacemaker.htm

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    Thank you Jos!

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    Default Re: unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    Congrats Christof, itīs a beauty !

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    Default Re: unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    Thank you my friend!
    I will show more pics as soon as I got it restored. The nib is marvellous...
    C.

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    Default Re: unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    I don't mean to rain on any parades, but your pen has a touch of celluloid decomposition. Those orange ends started out as a continuation of the main body color and pattern (take another look at the Pen Hero examples). As the celluloid breaks down, it becomes translucent, then sometimes can start to crumble. Many Eversharp models from this era are vulnerable to this. All of this said, I have some that I have owned for decades which seem stable, and some that have advanced such that cracks have spread to the main body. I have contemplated cutting off ends that seem active in order to halt the spread, as it is in the thick area where the problem starts. Same issue as in the solid end "jewels" of some Waterman Hundred Year pens. There are some good posts on this elsewhere IIRC. I mention this, mostly as a cautionary to would be buyers of these gorgeous classics. Call it part of the charm.

    Bob

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    Default Re: unknown (at least to me) Wahl-Eversharp FP

    Hi Bob
    Thanks for your comment. Yes, I think that you are right, since both ends were no longer clear but show signs of cristallisation.
    There is also some plating loss and corrosion on the top ring of the cap, which could be caused be the chemical process of cristallisation. Of course, one could cut off the encs and replace them with acrylic material, but I doubt that this pen is worth it.
    I also have some problems make it writing properly, since the section shows shrinkage.
    I'd say it's a nice pen, but not the very best one ever made by WE...
    C.

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