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Ebonite beauty: Sedona rollerball pen with multi-hued ebonite on copper hardware

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You won't see many ebonite pens being offered. This unusual and attractive Art Deco rollerball combines classical ebonite pen colours with copper hardware to create the perfect writing instrument for home, classroom, or office use.

Ebonite was first patented by Charles Goodyear in 1844. He combined natural rubber with heavy concentrations (up to 40%) of sulphur to create a hard and durable precursor of today's plastics. Other versions of ebonite, called 'vulcanite' were used for early automobile tires. Ebonite has been used for musical instruments such as clarinets and for saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces, pipestem and pens, furniture casters and early battery cases. It was also the go-to material for bowling balls in the first half of the 19th Century, before being replaced by more modern materials. The colours in this pen are reminiscent of those used in bowling balls, and for high-end fountain pens during the early- and mid- 1900s.

The ebonite for this rollerball was cut and sanded on my lathe and by hand through 26 abrasive applications using grits from 120 to 12,000. After sanding under magnification, I polished the pieces on linen wheels with tripoli and white diamond micro-abrasives. I then hand buffed them. High-gloss surfaces are hard, durable and waterproof.

Each writing instrument I make is an individual project, not part of a production run. This allows me to give full attention to pieces you see. I use rare or unusual woods for many of my writing and shaving instruments, but do not purchase any categorized as endangered in the Red Book or covered by CITES Appendix I (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species).

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I regularly add both photos of Etsy items, and information about wood, on my small business Facebook page. Enter Wolverinewood (all one word) into the search box at Facebook.com. You can also find information about custom-made and commissioned items at Wolverinewood.

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I am able to ship to destinations outside of Canada. Postal rates are so complex and various for foreign destinations that it is impossible to list them all on Etsy. To receive accurate shipping costs and alternative shipping methods, please contact me before purchasing an item. I will ensure you have an accurate and timely estimate for shipping.

Note about GST (in Canada only)

As a small business in Canada, I am required to collect 5% GST on items sold to Canadians. Please add $4.50 to the price of this item.
You won't see many ebonite pens being offered. This unusual and attractive Art Deco rollerball combines classical ebonite pen colours with copper hardware to create the perfect writing instrument for home, classroom, or office use.

Ebonite was first patented by Charles Goodyear in 1844. He combined natural rubber with heavy concentrations (up to 40%) of sulphur to create a hard and durable precursor of today's plastics. Other versions of ebonite, called 'vulcanite' were used for early automobile tires. Ebonite has been used for musical instruments such as clarinets and for saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces, pipestem and pens, furniture casters and early battery cases. It was also the go-to material for bowling balls in the first half of the 19th Century, before being replaced by more modern materials. The colours in this pen are reminiscent of those used in bowling balls, and for high-end fountain pens during the early- and mid- 1900s.

The ebonite for this rollerball was cut and sanded on my lathe and by hand through 26 abrasive applications using grits from 120 to 12,000. After sanding under magnification, I polished the pieces on linen wheels with tripoli and white diamond micro-abrasives. I then hand buffed them. High-gloss surfaces are hard, durable and waterproof.

Each writing instrument I make is an individual project, not part of a production run. This allows me to give full attention to pieces you see. I use rare or unusual woods for many of my writing and shaving instruments, but do not purchase any categorized as endangered in the Red Book or covered by CITES Appendix I (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species).

Note about Facebook page

I regularly add both photos of Etsy items, and information about wood, on my small business Facebook page. Enter Wolverinewood (all one word) into the search box at Facebook.com. You can also find information about custom-made and commissioned items at Wolverinewood.

Note about shipping

I am able to ship to destinations outside of Canada. Postal rates are so complex and various for foreign destinations that it is impossible to list them all on Etsy. To receive accurate shipping costs and alternative shipping methods, please contact me before purchasing an item. I will ensure you have an accurate and timely estimate for shipping.

Note about GST (in Canada only)

As a small business in Canada, I am required to collect 5% GST on items sold to Canadians. Please add $4.50 to the price of this item.

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Ebonite beauty: Sedona rollerball pen with multi-hued ebonite on copper hardware

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Sedona rollerball, Art Deco pen, uses Parker refills, has Schmidt refill, ebonite cap barrel, greens and black, postable cap, copper hardware, embossed hardware
  • Feedback: 20 reviews
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