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Supreme

Maker: Wearever.

This is (probably) about the last lever-filling model Wearever offered, and it is at the extremity of cheapness.  Even moreso than the Zenith, it is an example of the tendency of marketing departments to apply grand names to make up for humble products (something Sheaffer also was given to in the 1940s and ’50s, if one considers their model names).

Given how little it cost, I find I am less able to cast aspersions against it than a lot of other Wearevers; it’s dead cheap, and it not only worked but examples of it continue to work.  Let’s see the cheapest ball-point one can buy today say the same fifty years in the future.

My positive response to this pen may be in part due to the fact that my example looks a lot like the classic Jack Kirby hero The Guardian.

Production Run: 1950 – 1962.

Cost When New:  29¢ (for modern value, try this calculator).

Size: 13.3 cm long capped, 15.0 cm posted, 12.5 cm uncapped.

Point: Steel

Body: Plastic

Filler: Lever, capacity approx. 0.7 ml. (this is small, and I put it down to the relative weakness of the J-bar).

Wearever Supreme

 

 

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