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LeBoeuf #8 Sleeve Filler Fountain Pen - Ivory Pearltex, Oversized, Fine SemiFlex 14k Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Leboeuf "unbreakable" fountain pen from the mid 1920s. Sleeve filler in ivory pearltexcelluloid with orange veins and gold-plated trim. 14k #8 nib is large, smooth and semi-flexible. Excellent condition. Fully restored and working well.

SKU: 20087
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$700.00

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Type  Vintage sleeve filling fountain pen.

Product Name  Unknown. LeBoeuf called their fountain pens "unbreakable" because they reinforced the celluloid with an inner metal sleeve 

Manufacturer and Year  LeBoeuf, made in USA -- 1920s

Length  5-1/4"  

Filling System  Sleeve filler. Hold the barrel threads and pull the back end away from the front. This will expose the press bar converter inside. There's a picture of the opened barrel below.

Color  Ivory pealrltex celluloid with orange veins. Black section. It has gold plated trim.

Nib  SEMI-FLEXIBLE FINE #8 LeBoeuf nib is smooth. The tines spread easily though not very far for a consistent semi-flexible writing experience. See writing sample below.

Condition  Excellent condition. These early celluloids tend to be delicate, and this is no exception. There is a dimpled area at the very top of the cap from which a series of cracks radiates -- see photo below.  If you look closely you'll see some fine hairline fractures mid-way on the cap, but none on the cap lip. You'll see some other hairline franctures on the barrel, but none extend to the barrel threads. The material does have some scratching, but it's still fairly shiny and smooth. There is some brassing and plating wear on the clip, especially towards the top. The cap bands look really good. No dings, dents, or personalization. The pen is fully restored and working very well.

When in near-mint condition, this model is usually priced well over $1500. We have taken the defects into account in our pricing.

You definitely want to handle this pen carefully, especially when filling it. The barrel fits very tightly around the slide filler, and opening/closing it requires a firm grip.

  

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SKU 20087
Condition Used
Maker Other
Type Fountain Pens

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