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Pacemaker

This is one of Wearever’s genuinely nice pens, both in appearance and writing, although it has the miserable clear “C-Flow” plastic feed and is thus rather dry.  A charitable person will overlook how very similar it is to the contemporary Parker Duofold, although it’s pretty clear that Wearever was pursuing people who couldn’t afford the higher prices that Parker demanded– although there was less than a dollar’s difference between them at the low end of Parker’s range.  For Wearever, this pen represented the head of the class, though, and at that low price was as expensive a pen as one could get from them.

To date, the only example of this pen I’ve had in hand was someone else’s, and that was long before I was taking decent measurements; the following information is as a result rather sketchy.

Production Run: 1940 - 1950.

Cost When New: $2.75 (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 13.5 cm long capped, 15.4 cm posted.

Point: 14k gold.

Body: Celluloid.

Filler: Button.

Wearever Pacemaker, which is very nearly as nice a pen as it looks (not to scale with other portraits)

 

 

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