Wahl-Eversharp Doric Second Generation in Black with Center Barrel Ink View

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black with center barrel ink view

For posterity, and future pen detectives, as well as for your viewing pleasure, here are some photographs of a stunning vintage pen: an oversize Wahl-Eversharp second generation Doric plunger filler in black celluloid, with a central ink view area in clear, black and brown celluloid.

Another shot of the whole pen.

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black with center barrel ink view

Below is a photograph of the barrel: the ink view region is approximately in the center of the pen. You can see where the pen body goes from black celluloid, to the mottled clear part, to black celluloid again.

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black with center barrel ink view

Now, a closeup of the ink view area. That’s the metal plunger rod inside.

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black center barrel ink view closeup

Another closeup, this time from another side. I think of this as a tortoise pattern.

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black center barrel ink view closeup

This Doric is probably about 80 years old, but luckily it has escaped most of the ravages of time, and you can see that the clear celluloid is still remarkably clear.

The Doric design is similar to the original Paragon from the Italian company Omas. And this particular Doric reminded me of my vintage-style Paragon Extra Lucens. Here are both together. They are about the same length, but the Omas is slightly thicker.

Wahl-Eversharp Doric black with center barrel ink view + Omas Vintage Paragon Extra Lucens

Here are the cap ends, showing the facets of both pens.

Omas Vintage Paragon and Wahl-Eversharp Doric caps

This Doric is from an estate that we at Chicago Pen Show are handling. There are more photos of it and some other Wahl-Eversharp fountain pens here. We’re bringing these and more to the Ohio Pen Show in a few weeks. Come visit.

10 thoughts on “Wahl-Eversharp Doric Second Generation in Black with Center Barrel Ink View

    1. I happen to be staring right now at a small Conklin All-American (about 4 1/4 inches long) that’s a nice unusual blue. More a blue gray perhaps than a true turquoise, but fairly close. 🙂

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  1. Thank you for sharing this information and photos with us. It must take a lot of research to know what you are dealing with for the estate and to help in achieving the right price. I hope that the collection finds a good home. Meanwhile today back on planet Earth I have been learning to love a Lamy Aion.

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    1. This collection is so very large, it will have to find many homes 🙂 Which is a nice consolation. We can spread the joy. It contains a lot of modestly priced pens, too, like my dented ballpoint. But this particular Doric is so special, I thought it deserved some time in the spotlight.

      Personally, I can’t wait to read your report on the Lamy Aion. Maybe I’ll see one in Ohio. It’s the white Dialog 3 that melts my cold, hard (and alas impoverished) heart. 🙂

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