I've read and re-read this thread several times and enjoyed it every time. A lot of effort has gone into this and it really symbolizes what's wonderful about this forum. So a big thanks to everyone.
Being the persnickety
guy that I am
...I would love to see photos added to three sections. Barrel:
Single Unit resin looks completely different to me than single unit 1950's. The fact that in the 50's, the threads were cut into the ink window makes a huge difference aesthetically to me and is one of the most desirable features of the 50's ink window, along with the painted stripes. I wish I had my 60's 149 still so I can take a photo. Filler Thread:
The 60's 149 pen I sold some time ago, had the rounded edge friction fit mechanism, similar to that of the 1950's, which is a small but very elegant detail. The second generation plastic threads (with threaded mechanism) had a flat brass edge, similar to the current model. I believe both should be represented. Feeds:
Both my 1950's 149 have ski slope feeders, which are noted in the chart but no photo is shown.
Again, these are minor pictorial comment but I believe they'll make this chart closer to complete. It would be fantastic if this chart was sold on FPN as a poster for diehards to put up on their bedroom walls as we used to do when we were kids of our favorite bands and celebs...
I can see my wife taking it down and telling me to grow up
PS. I should print a copy of this chart on 11x17 or A3 and give it to the MB Boutique so they can be better educated when explaining to their customers the history of the 149.
.....errr, with your permission of course
Edited by Wael El-Dasher, 06 January 2012 - 12:01.