MS728 Eclipse No. 5 Eyedropper. (Semi-Flexible Stub)

MS728 Eclipse No. 5 Eyedropper. (Semi-Flexible Stub)
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MS728 Eclipse No. 5 Eyedropper. (Semi-Flexible Stub)

Date: c1910

Size: Length - 130mm capped - 166mm posted.

A rather interesting and early Eclipse chased hard rubber eyedropper pen with a leach of a flexible stub nib.  This looks to be a rather early Eclipse pen probably made before 1920.  It is in very good condition - the only things I would mention are the overall minor colour fading of the cap and barrel and a slight warp to the barrel which is much more apparent in the photos below than it is in "person" where it is not really noticeable at all.  Both cap and barrel have the usual "wavy hatched line" machine engraving and the barrel has a good clear and crisp imprint.  The cap is clipless and is friction fit, so pulling it off reveals the slender gripping section and the rather nice 14ct gold nib that is imprinted W. J. May & Co Ltd, London.  The section unscrews to enable the filling of the pen, and as this is an eyedropper you put the ink directly into the barrel.  

I have fully serviced this pen.  It writes very well and produces a good wet and consistent line.  This nib is a stub and is also semi-flexible so it will give you some very nice line width variation indeed.  It will easily manage an extra-fine on the horizontals and a double broad on the verticals with hardly any effort on the part of the writer. 

A lovely early eyedropper pen. 

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