Vancouver Pen Club---January 2018 meeting info
Date: Thursday January 18, 2018
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm.
Place: The OAKRIDGE branch of the Vancouver Public Library, located at 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC (at the back of Oakridge mall; note: the library has a separate entrance).
Topic: ICONIC FOUNTAIN PENS (please read below)
One of our longtime members (Mark H.) recently suggested we do series of short talks on some famous fountain pen models. I asked if any of our members wanted to do presentations, and I got some responses, so here is what the January meeting topic/theme will be about: the Esterbrook "J" models (I--Maja--will be talking about them), the Montblanc 149 and 146 pens (Ray G), the Sheaffer Balance (Stuart), and possibly the Parker '51' (not confirmed yet).
If you have examples of these pen models (including matching mechanical pencils/ballpoints/rollerballs), please bring them with you to the meeting.Oh, and if you have a modern Sheaffer Balance, bring it along, too, so we can compare the vintage and modern ones. Someone might be doing a talk on the Parker '51' pen, however I am still waiting to hear back from him...but if you want to bring your Parker 51's just in case, that would be great.
Our secondary theme is always Newest Acquisitions, so if you have any new pens, ink or pen-related accessories (e.g. pen cases), please bring them with you to show. Nothing to bring to the meeting for the primary or secondary topics? No worries---just come and see what other members have brought No RSVPs required for any meeting, except for our annual Summer Dinner.
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