Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen
Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen

Simplex, Safety eyedropper-fill Fountain Pen

Regular price
$475.00
Sale price
$475.00

Nib: Fine ORO 585 flexible 

Condition: Pre-owned, there are no major imperfections to note: No chips cracks or engravings or any signs of faults or major surface ware.

Octagon, Cap and barrel Gold laminated  beautifully etched cap top and clip w/ wave engraved lines

* very slight brassing on the edge of the cap

Safety pens were produced around 1905 to 1935. Safety pens have nibs that can be extended and retracted by turning a knob at the bottom of the pen’s barrel.

These vintage safety pens are all eyedropper-fill – there are no sacs or any other system aside from the barrel that you fill with ink directly past the retracted nib. Ink is dropped into the open end to about one-half inch from the top. it ia recommended to wipe any excess ink from the joints. To extend the nib, the cap is placed on the back of the pen and turned (clockwise). To retract the nib, turn the posted cap in the other direction (counterclockwise), then recap. It is recommended to screw the cap on firmly, which would prevent ink from leaking, regardless of how the pen was carried (hence, the “Safety” pen — no ink would leak as it could from a slip-cap pen, especially if the cap slipped off!).

Another advantage of this design is when the nib is retracted into the barrel, it is housed in the moist barrel – this prevents it from drying out and giving hard starts or skips. As such, these pens were always ready to write. One must always remember to retract the nib before replacing the cap!