I have cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new, properly sized ply-glass sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Gold Filled Cap Banding and 14K & Aluminum NIb. Cleaned, Buffed, Polished and Waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of fountain pen. ThisMoore 96-B measures 5" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in very good condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the gold filled Moore stamped clip that does display just a hint of brassing toward the top of the clip. The cap banding is in excellent condition with no brassing. The barrel is stamped with, "Moore Pen Co Boston 96-B MassPat. D. 140695-6-7 Others Pend.". The color celluloid on this Moore is known as Seaspray Pearl. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel.
The Filling System is a lever type and is working great. It operates as it was intended to.
This Moore NIB is referred to as a "fingertip". It has a stainless steel shell with a 14K nib. The actual tip/writing portion of the 14K Parker NIB has a fine/medium point measuring roughly .58mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a fine/medium to broad/double broad stroke. In the writing sample provided, the fine/medium line measures at .58mm and the broad/double broad stroke measures 1.18mm when measured with digital calipers under medium to firm pressure. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
These Moore Fingertip Fountain Pens were produced from 1946 to 1950 and becoming increasingly difficult to find. I grade this Moore Fingertip in Very Fine to Excellent Condition. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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