Fountain Pen Restoration

Wahl Oxford Update

OK, I know what you are probably thinking….not another Wahl Oxford post…..and you are probably right in thinking this.  But, I could not resist sharing this new variation (to me) with you.  In my last Oxford post, dated November 19, 2008, I discussed the restoration of a red marble Wahl Oxford (link below).

Wahl Oxford Fountain Pen

I didn’t think I would stumble upon another pattern so quickly, but I did.

I did not save the before photo on my camera, but here are two photos of the finished product.  I needed to put a new large j-bar and size 18 sac in the barrel.  Aside from vigorous polishing, there were no more repairs done.


The pen measures 5 1/4 inches capped and 6 1/2 inches posted.  All barrel markings are consistent with other Oxfords of this style.


There is one major difference in this pen, compared to the other three Oxfords that I own.   The nib, pictured here, is a Wahl Oxford Number 2.  The others that I have all have Warranted 14K Number 3 nibs.  There is no major difference in size or performance, though this writes with a broader line.

As with the others, the clip and lever are a gold plate and when I got the pen, they had lost more than half of their gold color.  So, I polished these parts to a silver finish to give them a uniform color.  The two cap bands did not polish out and I wonder why the difference in finish?


Here is an updated photo of the four Wahl Oxfords.  As I have written before, these were produced by Wahl in the 1930s, and were a “budget” line under the popular Dorics of the same time period.


Can there be more?  Let me know if you have this model in more than these four colors.  I would love to see photos.


March 18, 2009 - Posted by | Wahl Eversharp, Wahl Oxford Pens | ,


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  2. Beautiful! Never seen one of those models on the left that hasn’t ambered (oranged?) on the top and bottom. I used to have one, but it had a Wahl #3 nib in it when I got it (and shortly thereafter, it snapped in half).

    Comment by Ryan | April 2, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi, I have a wahl oxford that does not match any of the posted pics you have. Can you help me out? Is this really an oxford and why its somewhat different with the versions you have posted.

    Wahl Oxford - Capped

    Let me know thanks!

    Comment by Kurt | April 8, 2009 | Reply

  4. Just had to comment on how much I like the layout of your blog. It’s so clean and inviting. Your restoration descriptions are a delight to read. Thank you for your efforts and congratulations on the results!

    Comment by Betsy McCabe | April 13, 2009 | Reply

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  6. Hello. I have a Wahl Oxford lever filler fountain pen with the same pattern as shown in your update post (Black and Pearl) Although mine is a single desk style. It is 8″ from tip to end of pen and the base it sits in has a 360 swivel sitting on a black square which is mounted to a Silver art deco styled base plate. It is marked
    made in usa

    it appears to me that just above the word Wahl it has a reverse heart cutout where the tip splits.

    Not sure of the year but guessing 30’s?

    curious on value, it is really pristine in condition.

    Comment by Michael Gibson | January 6, 2011 | Reply

  7. Phil,

    My dad found a few more fountain pens in the basement from the same relative that had the BHR Yankee and the Moore Tuscan L-93 I had you restore a few years back. One of them was a Wahl Oxford. The trim is pretty worn, and the nib (Warranted 14k) is a little scratchy but it still looks nice. It has a green marbled finish, which looks similar to the one in your picture but it might be slightly different. I’ll have to take a closer look at it when I get home. The other was a BCHR ringtop with another Warranted 14k nib, except much smaller and set back further in the pen. It reminds me a lot of the Yankee, with the screw-in end caps on both ends of the barrel, but I cannot find a brand name anywhere on the pen. The BCHR is still perfectly dark black with no discoloring at all.

    Take care,

    Comment by Derek S. | December 2, 2013 | Reply

  8. Hey Phil, what do you think about a Wahl Oxford article for the Pennant?

    Comment by Jonathan Veley | September 17, 2014 | Reply

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