Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior
Black WASP Clipper Junior

Black WASP Clipper Junior

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This is an early WASP Clipper. I'm guessing it's from 1936 or 1937 and probably predates the circuit board Clippers that began around 1938. It has a grooved clip from the late VACUUM-FIL pens. Sheaffer changed the name of their VACUUM-FIl subsidiary to WASP in 1936. Except for the clip and the gold trim it looks very much like a semi-streamlined Sheaffer Junior from 1936. It is also a bit longer than the Junior in my collection.

The pen is in pristine condition. There was no dried ink in the barrel and only a hint in the feed. The barrel has perfect clarity and color. The celluloid is flawless - not a mark on it. The clip has a few hints of thinned plating but no actual plating loss.

The nib is the customary bouncy, wet and luscious WASP. It is NOT flexible or even semi-flexible. Yet it is soft enough to offer pleasing line variation with normal writing pressure. Please NEVER push a WASP or VACUUM-FIL nib as if it were flexible. I have many such nibs that were pushed too far and are now broken beyond repair.


Length
Capped - 129 mm (5.1”)
Uncapped - 116 mm (4.57”)
Posted - 155 mm (6.1”).
Diameter
Cap - 12.1 mm (0.48”)
Barrel - 10.3 mm (0.41”)

Filler
Vacuum-Fil

Nib
Fine & bouncy