Rare and Beautiful Vintage Wahl-Eversharp Coral Celluloid PERSONAL POINT Gentleman's Fountain Pen and Pencil Set
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Rare and Beautiful **Vintage Wahl-Eversharp Coral Celluloid PERSONAL POINT Gentleman's Fountain Pen and Pencil Set**
Very fine Coral Pyralin Barrel and cap with two decorative gold filled rings, "Soldier Clip" and trim; crowned by twin jet black celluloid ends. Coral is a particularly rare and desirable color for this model and is sought after by collectors. For a similar pen see "Penne da Collezione" P. Maggi G. Negretto F. Nencini Pg. 116 and "Fountain Pens and Pencils: The Golden Age of Writing Instruments" George Fischler and Stuart Schneider Pgs. 205-206.
Date: ca 1928
Overall Pen Length: 12.2 cm - 4 7/8 inches
Filler System: Lever
Condition: Excellent. Serviced and tested.*********
Wahl-Eversharp, later known uniquely as Eversharp, was one of the four most important manufacturers of top quality pens in the United States during the first half of the 20th century.
Originally founded 1905 by inventor John Conrades Wahl as the Wahl Adding Machine Company, in 1914 they diversified to produce the Eversharp propelling pencil. The latter, invented by Charles Keeran, had a lead so thin that it didn't need to be sharpened, yet was thick enough not to easily break.
Three years later, by then a major player in the writing instruments sector, Wahl acquired the Boston Pen Company. Boston pens were famed for their high quality, and for the innovative roller ball at the end of their clips to protect gentlemen's shirt pockets from wear caused by repeatedly inserting and removing a pen.
Thereafter, John Conrades Wahl directed his inventive genius towards improving the design of writing implements and equipment for their manufacture. This soon resulted in over fifty patents and important awards of merit including the industrial medal of the Panama-Pacific Exposition (1915), and the John Scott Legacy's medal and premium of the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia (1915).
The Wahl Pen Company proved slower than most in moving from hard rubber to Pyralin (celluloid) as the material from which they manufactured their pens. However it proved to be worth the wait; for when they did make the change, it resulted in some of the most beautiful fountain pens ever produced. These include the 1920 beautiful Personal Point pens fitted with roller clip, the Doric and Coronet pens of the 1930s, both very fine examples of high Art Deco style, as well as the futuristic Skyline and its cousin the Fifth Avenue during the ensuing decade.
Finally, during the ballpoint-pen craze of the late 1940s, the Company miscalculated and eventually paid the ultimate price, culminating in Parker's 1957 purchase of Wahl's writing instrument operations and the brand's demise soon thereafter.
Notwithstanding, collectors are unanimous about Wahl's flair for elegance high quality and interesting designs. As such, faint - and often not-so-faint - echoes of the stylish Wahl-Eversharp pens of the 1920s-1940s can be seen in numerous present-day pens, particularly those from the top Italian manufacturers.
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- ca 1928
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- Excellent, with crisp clear brand. Serviced and fully tested.
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