Wearever Deluxe 100

late 1930s-1945

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, with Pioneers, 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 Pioneers and Zeniths (few of which survive intact today) to the very solid and attractive Deluxes, Pennants, 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 Deluxes 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 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

Deluxe 100’s were, with Pacemakers, Wearever’s flagship line from the late 1930s until the end of WWII. This pen, released from my personal collection, is in unusually good condition, in a beautiful moss green and black striated celluloid. It shows no evidence of corrosion under the clip and crown, the celluloid is almost unmarked, the imprint is faint but complete. The “Special Alloy” nib is typical and probably original, made of a gold metal; it writes a relatively smooth fine line. A very attractive pen that can take steady use for years to come.

Price: $34 Sold

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