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
This Wearever Deluxe, like many sold here, is a very solid, good writer that also looks great! The body and cap are in brown and black striated celluloid, with black plastic crown and tassie. The pen is full-sized, a solid 5″ long and .5″ thick just below the cap. This one is a lever-filler, and it fills very strongly. The pen is without noticeable blemish, and shows very little use wear. The imprint is quite shallow but legible. The plated trim is surprisingly clean and unmarked. The nib, one of many Kahn nibs, is simply marked “Stainless”, and although it is without tipping, it writes a smooth fine/medium line. This is a pen you can trust in a bag or briefcase without a case and use forever.
Price: $50 Sold