Wearever Deluxe

late 1930s-1942
About This Model

Wearever was one of the most prolific fountain pen brands, manufactured in numerous models and countless varieties from the 1920s through the 1950s.  They were the flagship line, with many other third tier pens from the same factories, of David Kahn's pen manufacturing empire.  Ranging from poor overall quality (few of which survive intact today) to the very solid and attractive Zeniths and Pacemakers of the 1940s, Wearevers were dime store pens that generally worked well, lasting as long as the quality of their components allowed.

The top third of Kahn's quality levels included the Deluxe 100s, made from probably the mid-1930s-the end of the WWII.  The Deluxe 100s were usually of multicolored, vertically striped celluloid, with gold-colored trim and black plastic barrel and cap crowns.  Their nibs were a wide range, from 14K to plate, to steel nibs with various Kahn model names. Deluxes were in marine green, often in black, and in less ornate patterns.

Deluxes and Deluxe 100s are found today in a range of survival — the best are quite clean and easily restored.  One needs to watch for corrosion in the metal trim and in the pressure bar.

About This Pen

Wearevers are usually recovered from deep grunge to be saleable. This one never got grungy! It is a full-size at 5” capped, but not over-large late 1930s Deluxe in brown and black striped celluloid, a pattern that is similar, if not as delicate, as the later Parker “toothbrush” Duofolds. This pen also has Wearever’s overlay nib, and it is complete. There are two noteworthy nicks above and right of the clip but these aren’t readily seen. It writes a wet fine line; firm but not a nail.

This pen is not for sale.