Fountain Pen Restoration

Wearever Lady Fair

Way back in May of 2011, I wrote about Sheaffer Lady Skripsert Pens. They are an interesting collectible, easy to clean, restore, use, and it is easy enough to find some of the common variations and patterns. Well, as has been the case since fountain pens came into existence, once a style of pen becomes popular, you can count on someone else to duplicate it.  This is the case of the Sheaffer Skripsert.

At some point Wearever Pens produced a very similar model called the Lady Fair.   Very feminine sounding and clearly directed at the female pen user, as was the Skripsert.

I have come across four examples in orange, pink, maroon, and light blue-green.

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The orange pen, comes in a nice presentation box as well.

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Apparently there were also sets.  Here is the pink version with a matching pencil.

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Here is a close up of the steel nib.  Nothing to write home about, but Wearever was never focused on high end pens, simply on mass produced, affordable pens.

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I do like the clear feed which appears on all of these.

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As with the Sheaffer Skripsert pens, these are cartridge filled, using the proprietary Wearever cartridges.

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Here are two Wearevers surrounding a Sheaffer.  Note the similarities.

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Here are two links to December 1958 advertisements from a department store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin showing that these retailed for$1.95 at the time and that they came in the five colors shown above – Plum, Black, Harvest, Aqua, and Shell Pink.

Lady Fair Adverisement

and a few weeks later, the same newspaper and department store advertises (on Christmas Eve) the pens using different, and simpler, names for the colors – Black, Gold, Wine, Pink and Green.

Lady Fair Advertisement II

As with most Wearevers, not the highest quality, and built to fit a lower price point, these Lady Fairs present a small and unique corner of the fountain pen hobby.

July 22, 2015 Posted by | Lady Fair Pens, Wearever Pens | , | 2 Comments

   

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