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Mug Shots: The Golden Age

Clicking on any image here will take you to the page for that pen.  I’ve gathered them all in one place like this to give a sense of the shape of this era.  For a description of the time, visit the History department.

c. 1930s: Alster glass-pointed piston-filler

 

c. 1930 – c. 1940: Eclipse bulb-filler

 

c. 1930s: Arnold Combo

 

 

c. 1930 – 1945: Champion No. 5

 

 

c. 1930 – c. 1945: Packard bulb-filler

 

 

1932 - 1934: Parker Moderne (early style)

1932 – 1934: Parker Moderne, early variant

 

 

1932 – c. 1953 Parker Vacumatic (pictured; 1934-1937 “Lockdown” Standard)

 

 

c. 1933 – c. 1940: Wahl Bantam

 

 

1934 – c.1943: Parker Moderne, late variant

 

 

c.1935 – c. 1940: Eagle Gold Standard

 

 

c. 1935 – c. 1940: Wyvern Big Ben

 

 

1937 – 1941: Parker Challenger Standard, late variant

 

 

1938 – c. 1950: Conklin Glider

 

 

1938 – c. 1942: Sheaffer Balance (late model: Junior)

 

 

1938 – c. 1942: Sheaffer Balance (late model: Statesman)

 

 

1939 – 1945: Waterman Hundred Year Pen

 

 

1940 – 1948: Parker Duofold “Striped” variant

 

 

1940 – c. 1942: Sheaffer Balance with military clip

 

 

Early 1940s: Eagle Prince

 

 

A small black pen with a gold (tone) point

c. 1940s: Art Brown Artists Safety Pen

 

 

c. 1940 – c. 1960: Eclipse button-filler

 

 

1941 – 1948: Eversharp Skyline

 

 

1941 – 1947: Parker “51″ Vacumatic (blue diamond clip)

 

 

1942 - 1945: Sheaffer Triumph (early pattern)

1942 – 1945: Sheaffer Triumph (early pattern)

 

 

1942 – c. 1953: Parker Vacumatic (final pattern, plastic Speedline filler)

 

 

c. 1942 – c. 1945: Sheaffer Craftsman (colour-matched section)

 

 

c. 1945 – c. 1960: Eclipse Hooded Knight

 

 

Next Era: The Fall

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