Name: WAHL Eversharp Gold Seal Airliner Doric Fountain Pen
Maker: WAHL Eversharp, USA Late c1930s
Colour: Black / Gold with Amber Ink Window
Material: Acrylic / Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Eversharp USA Nib - Flex Nib
Filling System: Patented Lever Filler
Length: Demi Size: 120mm (full measurements below)
Condition: Restored, Near Mint
The Wahl Eversharp Doric pens are amongst the all time great line-ups of vintage fountain pens ever produced. The Doric pens were made in the 1930's and 1940s and are famed for their Art Deco Faceted styling, bold colours and innovative features. In many ways these pens were ground-breaking in the introduction of ink windows, 'magic' split feeds and adjustable flex nibs.
This particular example is the Gold Seal Airliner 'Doric' in demi size, produced in 1939. A gorgeous lever filler with faceted black acrlyic cap and barrel, doric gold trim, with gold seal WAHL emblem and amber ink window, with a lovely flex nib which writes with a good degree of flex. The pen comes fully restored and ready to write. Checkout the writing sample in the photo gallery. This is a superb piece of US writing history.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
Only minor signs of handling and use in the form of micro-scratches but otherwise a perfect example.
Length capped: 120mm
Length posted: 143mm
Barrel length inc nib: 110mm
Cap length: 62mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 12mm