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Posted 2 years ago

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vetraio50
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Another item from "the shed".
I really liked the look of this Eversharp and have had it now for over twenty years. It was the deco look of the pen that caught the eye initially and the nib was just so different. I've always liked pens and was interested in calligraphy as well, but I have never been a serious collector of pens.

Today I looked up this pen on the internet for the first time and my first hit was this site:
http://www.richardspens.com/?page=ref/profiles/doric.htm

Richard filled in a lot of gaps for me.
He gave me the model name: "Doric".
He gave me a year: 1931.
"Art Deco was in."
He showed me the competition and outlined the innovation:
"Wahl-Eversharp’s designers went back to the drawing board (or maybe they just never got up after creating the Equi-Poised) and in 1931 introduced a pen featuring perhaps the most authentic and most recognizable Art Deco vision ever created for a writing instrument: the fabulous Doric, whose faceted design (by Robert Back, U.S. Patent Nº D81,742) still turns heads more than 70 years after its appearance. (Note that the advent of the Doric did not signal the demise of the Equi-Poised. The older design continued to appear in the Wahl-Eversharp catalog as late as 1937.)"

I had a designer: Robert Back
It outlined the variations: this one is a Standard-Size.

The unique Features:
"Wahl-Eversharp implemented several features that were unique to its pens, not just redrawn designs of things everyone else was doing. Mentioned above is the company’s ingenious adjustable nib (introduced in 1932), which has a small slider that can be positioned in one of nine notches (illustrated to the right). With the slider moved toward the section, the nib is quite flexible. As the slider is moved notch by notch toward the tip of the nib, the nib becomes progressively firmer. With the slider all the way out, the nib is a rigid (manifold) nib."

The Colour Range was explained: I have a Kashmir! One of the original Doric colours.

The Date: 1932 - 1935.
This one does not have the shut off ink flow mechanism.

Many thanks Richard!
http://www.richardspens.com/?page=ref/profiles/doric.htm

Comments

  1. inky inky, 2 years ago
    There is nothing nicer than writing a letter with a fountain pen, and to receive one is even nicer!....:-)
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky, AR8Jason & officialfuel too!
  3. Slave-to-glass Slave-to-glass, 2 years ago
    Well it goes beyond pens...I love stationery of any type!!
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    This is the kind of pen that you sign a Hollywood contract with!
  5. musikchoo musikchoo, 2 years ago
    Oh if that pen could tell os of its past ownership and use! I LOVE it !!
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, purpledog, musikchoo, bratjdd, czechman, AmberRose, Slave-to-glass and BELLIN68 2!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Marc112!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks yet again miKKo!
  9. Budek Budek, 2 years ago
    I have a pen fetish, and a collection that I love to write and draw with.
    Nothing quite like the wet line of a fountain pen
    yours has a beautiful body, nice lustre
    maybe it will inspire your memoirs?:)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Budek!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks ALDO!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n BELLIN too!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!

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