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I apologize in advance for not having posted a photo with this query. I came across a Tuckaway-sized Wearever. It's all metal; it looks like it might be solid brass. It has an aerometric-style filler, but uses a standard rubber sac. Can anyone tell me more about this pen? Thanks.

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I apologize in advance for not having posted a photo with this query. I came across a Tuckaway-sized Wearever. It's all metal; it looks like it might be solid brass. It has an aerometric-style filler, but uses a standard rubber sac. Can anyone tell me more about this pen? Thanks.



Jon!

How are you? Glad to see you over here!

What you have is the infamous "Bullet Pen" from the mid 50's.
I have one as well; they actually write pretty good with that "Taperite" style nib!
You can find more about them at Penhero.com. Jim has pictures there, andthe story as well!
If you look down at the barrel of the pen, it sort of "crimps"near the end!
It does look like a shotgun case!

Enjoy!

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Frank,

Thanks for that information. I replaced the sac and dipped the pen. It's a pretty decent little writer. I thought it looked bullet-like. Do you know what the base metal is underneath the plating? I'm a little concerned that posting the pen might wear off the plating, although it looks like that might not be the case.

I thought the filler was actually kind of innovative. Wearever copied the convenience of the 51's aerometric filler, but used common, inexpensive rubber sacs. Then they copied the Taperite nib from Waterman and maybe the TM style body from Sheaffer. For good measure, they made it a slip-on cap. If one of the first tier pen companies had produced an upscale version of this pen, it would probably sell for a pretty penny today.

Jon


-- Edited by jonro on Tuesday 31st of March 2009 06:09:34 PM

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No, I dunno what the base is.
My guess is either tin (White metal?), or maybe aluminum?

You're right about the features! They (Wearever) really made a nice pen
with this one!

Frank

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Third tier pens *do* deserve some respect, don't they? ;)

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check out the one i picked up a couple of weeks ago!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130292006192&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123


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Nice! Isn't it a shame that it costs so much to ship a pen?

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PETERPARKER51 wrote:

check out the one i picked up a couple of weeks ago!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130292006192&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:US:1123


-- Edited by PETERPARKER51 on Thursday 2nd of April 2009 03:52:43 AM



Nice Peter!


That's one of those "Taperite" models we were talking about once before.
It's great to find them with that brass cap extension nice!

Enjoy,
Frank



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Howdy guys, been a few minutes since I've been around. Looks like I'm missing out on some wearever talkk in here..lol.

All of the info on the bullet pen is right so far. As far as the base metal, inexpensive white metal & yet, posting will not only wear a mark on the barrel, but the metal/metal joint can scratch the barrel, the good thing is, it's a very inexpensive pen thats most comfortable (imho) when posted. so go for it & enjoy it.

This is one of 2 models they made with a squeeze/aerometric style filler. The other was the 90th anniversary pen made for woolworths

Peter, the taperite citation styles are great writers as well.

IIrc both have the same style section & nib. Very often in both of these models and the vey cheap supreme models from the 60's have a pretty high rate of broab/medium stub nibs that are simply mind blowingly sweet writers. I have a gold bullet w/ a disgustingly smooth broad stub inked up with diamine imperial purple sitting about 10" from the keyboard.

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Peter, the taperite citation styles are great writers as well.


yes it is D. i've been getting a few of these wearevers. nothing supernice, like your collection, or anything like that, but i enjoy them. i got a couple of button fillers among these, they are very nice too.
reagards,



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anyone score any new wearevers of late?



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The only Wearever I acquired recently was a gray striped Pacemaker. They don't seem to be nearly as common as the other colors. Talking of less common colors, I finally found a blue Parker Challenger, a color only from their last year of production. Now, if I could just get a Blue & Black Sheaffer Balance.

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The grey stripe pacemaker is pretty uncommon congrats on a nice score. Even less common is a lever filler with the pacemaker imprint.

I dont believe I've ever seen a blue challenger. Have any pics?

It's good to see you around these parts again bud.

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wattup guys!
last one i got is a black one with some weird red line design runing all over the body of the pen, but the nib broke so i fitted it with an esterbrook section i had laying around and now it sports a 2556 estie nib!!!

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