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Item:383046234665Moore 'Life Maniflex' pen from the late '30s or early '40s in a beautiful brown shell celluloid, gold filled or plated trim. A 4-sized pen, similar to the striped 94-A model that has the same trim but striped celluloid. This shell material seems to be harder to find. The nib is a 4-sized Moore Life Maniflex, a late iteration of the Maniflex. The Maniflex nib was intended as a modern general purpose nib that was flexible enough to appeal to 1920s users but was nevertheless firm enough to write through carbon paper. So it's somewhat flexible, but not too flexible. The intent seems to be similar to that of Wahl's 'Signature' nib. This version, with updated graphics and the 'Life' added, seems to have come out in the late '30s. There's a lot of variation among Maniflex nibs. Some are quite flexible, others very stiff. This one is somewhere in the middle, firm enough not to slow you down but with a pleasant springiness that makes it fun to use. With no pressure it's about a medium point, and when pressure is added it can get as wide as about 1.5mm. It's good for everyday use but also capable of pointed-pen calligraphy styles. See the writing samples. Lever filler, restored with a new sac installed. Length about 5 inches. ITEM 3565 The writing samples are made using the pen itself, dipped in Waterman Intense Black ink. The paper is a Rhodia pad with 5mm squares. COPYRIGHT NOTICEAll photographs and written descriptions appearing here are the property of the Rob Morrison. They are protected by U.S. copyright laws, and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the written permission of Rob Morrison. Buying this item does not entitle the buyer to use the photographs or the written description. Copyright 2019 Rob Morrison. PAYMENTPayment by Paypal expected within three days of auction close. We are happy to combine shipping for items that close on the same day. INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE: Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up---do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE CounterCondition:Used, Condition:Nicks and scratches, trim wear., Modified Item:No, Country/Region of Manufacture:United States, Nib Size:Medium (M), Material:Celluloid, Features:Flexible nib, Nib Material:Gold, 14K, Vintage:Yes, Brand:Moore
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MOORE 'LIFE MANIFLEX' FOUNTAIN PEN c1940s GOLDEN PEARL SHELL, SPRINGY FLEX NIB