Wearever DeLuxe

late 1930s
About This Pen

A nearly flawless Wearever De Luxe? This is a first for this restorer. I’ve seen a lot of Wearevers over the years, but the nicest ones have always been the post-WWII Pacemakers and Zeniths, not the pre-WWII De Luxe and De Luxe 100s. This is the first I think I’ve seen that is in genuinely excellent condition. The celluloid is multi-colored vertical striping, strongly evocative (no, probably a frank copy…) of the later Parker Duofolds, with black crown and tassie. The ink view window, again unusually for Wearevers, is unstained and an attractive amber. Like all De Luxes, this is a full-size pen: capped, a hair over 5” long and a half inch thick just below the cap edge. The barrel and cap are very shiny, showing only minor wear that didn’t polish out. The plated trim on the clip, cap rings, and lever are unmarked. The biggest issue, if it is one, is that the imprint is a little faint, but it is legible. The nib is Wearever’s 14K “Reinforced” model, with their gadget overlay, and it is shiny and unmarked. Best of all, this pen writes a wet full fine to medium. A pleasant surprise!

This pen is not for sale.