Wyverns No 60C and 404

Months will go by when I don’t see a Wyvern, then I get two on the same day, beauties both of them.
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The No 60C is a bit of a puzzle.  It appears with different levels of trim and, indeed, as a completely different pen from this one, more slender and cheaper-looking.  This version, with its Greek Key cap ring and cowled clip is doubtless quite high in the range and probably post-war.
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The 404 is definitely post-war.  The best dates I can find for it are 1948 to 1956, when pen sales came to an end.  The hooded nib hints at the Parker 51, though in fact it’s a perfectly traditional nib, not a tubular type as was featured in the Parker.  Indeed, though it looks a little more modern than the No 60C it’s made in exactly the same way.  There’s no collector in hiding beneath the hood, just an everyday feed.
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What makes this 404 especially interesting is the broad nib.  You don’t get many of them!

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About goodwriterspens
I restore fountain pens, and used to trade as redripple52 in eBay. I also have my own fountain pen sales website, www.goodwriterssales.com

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