MS579 Selectopoint Lever Filled Pen. (Generous Medium)

MS579 Selectopoint Lever Filled Pen.  (Generous Medium)
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Product Code: VINT_MS579
Price: £35.00
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MS579 Selectopoint Lever Filled Pen. (Generous Medium)

Date: c1950s?

Size: Length - 5 3/8 inches capped; 6 1/4 inches posted.

A rather unusual pen from, I would think, some time in the late 1940s or early 1950s.  The Selectopoint pens had, as their name might suggest, exchangeable nibs in a similar way to the Esterbrook and Osmiroid nibs, though with a shorter feed so they are not actually interchangeable.  The pen has very clean lines and a simple but classic design.  It is in excellent condition with the only damage being some plating wear to the filling lever.  Both barrel and cap are nice and glossy, and apparently scratch free.  The cap has a dome top with a chrome plated Selectopoint pocket clip.  The barrel does not bear an imprint, though it does have a narrow chrome plated filling lever.  A nice touch on this pen is the amber window in the base of the section so you can see if you are running out of ink or not quite easily.  This is very reminiscent of 1930s and 1940s Sheaffer pens which has a very similar looking section.  The stainless steel nib is stamped "Select-O-Point" and "Made in USA".  It has a medium width point.  

A somewhat unusual find this, and writing very well with a generous medium width wet and consistent line.  

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