Thursday, January 27, 2022

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 318

How, here's a vintage pen belonging to Christopher, made by an American company that (at one time) declared itself the "World's Largest Fountain Pen Manufacturer"!

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

 Christopher writes: "Last year, my dear wife Chris gifted me with a lovely Wearever Pacemaker set, but, in showing this set to my good friend Rene from the Vancouver Pen club, he educated me further on the top end of the Wearever brand by informing me that the early Wearever Zenith also sported a 14K Solid Gold nib on the clear C-Flow Wearever feed. So I was just waiting for such a pen to appear at my end."

"Sure enough, one did appear out of the woodwork with an equally lovely Coachman’s Green finish. This pen is yet another Parker copy by the Wearever Company, with a Parker style tapered 14K Gold Filled clip and basic Parker overall design of the cap and barrel. On both end of this pen are attractive clear ruby rounded jewels and, as a lever filler, this pen took quite a good sized ink sack. I was told that the Wearever Gold nibs were not that great to write with, but this Zenith seems to be an exception and lays down the ink with a smooth and consistent line. Over and above the fact that green is by far my favourite colour, I am totally sold on this pen and think it far exceeds a 3rd tier standing. It is subsequently well on its way into my pen collection." 

Our thanks to Christopher for sharing all of his recent vintage acquisitions with us on the blog :)

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