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    I have a feeling it wouldn’t be nameless if it had the clip, but this is the way I found it. This is a smallish pen, the body and section only measure about 3 1/2”. The nib is stamped “Waltham Do-O-Way Tip 14K Gold Plated”, although I’m starting to realize parts are not always original.

    I would REALLY love to write with this one. Anyone able to help identify so I can figure out parts? Thanks a ton!
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    This is a button filler and the basics of what to do here is to remove the section from the barrel, clean up the remnants of ink sac inside the barrel, then inspect the thin metal pressure bar in the barrel, if not rusted to oblivion, clean it up as much as you can, then remove the button from the back, install a new ink sac on the section, put talc, insert the new ink sac and section from the front, then "persuade" the metal pressure bar from the back, to fit inside the barrel along with the new ink sac, then reinstall the button (adjust as necessary to get that satisfying push button action when filling the pen).

    This website outlines what I describe above in more details. The order of removal may be different, but the essence is the same: http://dirck.delint.ca/beta/?page_id=665

    Caution: My dealings with the Waltham branded pens are not pleasant. The section was either glued in place from the factory or I was really really unlucky to encounter three that ended up so. If you can't remove the section, there are other ways to deal with this situation, but it's best done by someone who has the spare parts, tools, and the experience.
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    thank you for that excellent overview penwash. I'm blushing at my ignorance because I didn't realize Waltham was not just the nib manufacturer but also the pen. I believe I shall now go hide under a rock for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooth View Post
    thank you for that excellent overview penwash. I'm blushing at my ignorance because I didn't realize Waltham was not just the nib manufacturer but also the pen. I believe I shall know go hide under a rock for a bit.
    Hey, that's part of the fun, discovering the identity and history of these vintage pens. I'm drawn to obscure brands and is intrigued by them, that's how I became familiar with a lot of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooth View Post
    thank you for that excellent overview penwash. I'm blushing at my ignorance because I didn't realize Waltham was not just the nib manufacturer but also the pen. I believe I shall now go hide under a rock for a bit.
    Naaahh, don't do that. I believe we may have had a Waltham and it was the first button-filler we did. There may have been colorful language invoked.

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    All pens were new to all of us once. It's a lot of fun learning about all the brands and the relationships between manufacturers.
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    Default Re: nameless green pen

    I looked. Our Waltham is red and doesn't have a clip either. I glued on a gem chip as a roll stop.

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