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#1 Guest_Denis Richard_*

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 07:23

Finally followed Gerry's suggestion to put the list in the first post, for easy access. Here it is :

http://www.vintagepens.com (David Nishimura)
http://www.penhero.com (Jim Mamoulides)
http://www.richardspens.com (Richard Binder)

http://www.ruettinge...de/e_index.html (Werner Ruettinger--- Pelikan History)
http://www.parker75.com/ (Lih-Tah Wong---Parker 75 guide)
http://www.ftic.info...ewart/index.htm (Jonathan Donahaye-Conway Stewart guide)
http://conway-stewart.old-pens.co.uk/ (David Wells---Conway Stewart guide)
http://www.jimgaston.com/ (Jim Gaston--lots of vintage ads, filling instructions, etc.) No Longer Pen Related

http://inventors.abo...ly/aa100197.htm
http://parkerpens.net/
http://www.paulwirt.com/

http://www.kamakurapens.com (Ron Dutcher's site)
http://www.platinumplace.tc/ (Chan Haw Sing's extensive Platinum site) - Link Broken
http://www.rickconne...oply/index.html (Rick Conner's site)

http://hans.presto.t...esterbrook.html (Hans Presto's site)
http://www.esterbrook.net/ (Brian Anderson's site)

http://www.billspens...nts/reprint.htm (Bill Acker's Catalogue Reprints)


PATENTS
http://ep.espacenet.com/ (patents - Denis Richard's post)
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html (patents - Free Citizen's post)

http://www.parker51.com (Ernesto Soler's new Parker 51 site - Maja's Post)

ESTERBROOK NIBS (Maja's Post):
http://www.richardsp...o/estienibs.htm (on Richard Binder's site)
http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm (on Larry Snyder's site)
http://www.vintagepe...nib_chart.shtml (from David Nishimura's site)

http://www.rickconner.net/penspotters/ (Penspotters Site - Rick Conner)

http://www.parkville...collection.html (Parkeville Pen.com - Dennis Bowden)
http://www.whiteappl...om/history.html (Esterbrook Dip Pens - Penariffic)
http://www.estilograficas.net/ (Spanish Pen Site)

Edited by Gerry, 23 August 2010 - 16:16.
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#2 Maja

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 04:32

Great idea, Denis!

Here are some other sites I have bookmarked:

http://www.ruettinge...de/e_index.html (Werner Ruettinger--- Pelikan History)
http://www.parker75.com/ (Lih-Tah Wong---Parker 75 guide)
http://www.prog2kill.../ConwayStewart/ (Jonathan Donahaye-Conway Stewart guide)
http://conway-stewart.old-pens.co.uk/ (David Wells---Conway Stewart guide)
http://www.jimgaston.com/ (Jim Gaston--lots of vintage ads, filling instructions, etc.)
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:17

Maja, those were great links. Especially the Pelikan and the Conway Stewart references. For a A Brief History of Writing Instruments, check out this one; http://inventors.abo...ly/aa100197.htm It is a 3 part series written by Mary Bellis. I know there are probably more Parker users than any other maker. For a comprehensive info about the history of this pen company check out this site; http://parkerpens.net/ The copyright to this site is jointly held by Tony Fischier and The Parker Pen Company. Another major pen company at the turn of the 20th century is the Wirth Fountain Pen Company. A nice site about the history of this company can be found here; http://www.paulwirt.com/ Enjoy.
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 22:17

Hi FC!

Those are really good links, too; the Parker one is especially comprehensive!
For some more Paul Wirt history, I would add
http://www.kamakurapens.com (Ron Dutcher's site)

Another couple of good pen reference pen sites:
http://www.platinumplace.tc/ (Chan Haw Sing's extensive Platinum site)
http://www.rickconne...oply/index.html (Rick Conner's site)
Vancouver (B.C) Pen Club (our website)

#5 Free Citizen

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Posted 21 October 2004 - 02:31

Hi Maja,

I know about Ron dutcher's site and Rick Conner has a very nice page on Pen History. However, your knock-me-out link was Chan Haw Sing's site. He must be the Platinum equivalent of Parker 75 Li-Tah Wong. Thanks Maja :)

Some notes of interest about Mary Bellis' articles, if you have read it, is that among the various types of self-filling designs that emerged after the eye-dropper, the most widespread was Sheaffer's Lever Filler. Interestingly, Parker also had a Cresent Filler named Click Filler. Also of interest was that the Ball Point took off like a rocket when it was first introduced but unreliability problems killed it and it was effectively dead at one time. Ironically, it was Parker that brought back the Ball Point with their Jotter! Another interesting fact was that before BiC bought Sheaffer, it owned 100 percent of Waterman in 1960. Now it looks like BiC is dumping Sheaffer in favour of Stypen.
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Posted 27 October 2004 - 19:45

Found a couple of good reference sites for Estie collectors:

http://hans.presto.t...esterbrook.html (Hans Presto's site)
http://www.angelfire...ab7/esterbrook/ (Brian Anderson's site)
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Posted 29 October 2004 - 20:28

I recently was told about this site. It is not a pen site, but let you search through patents worlwide. Very good site for the pen history oriented ones.

http://ep.espacenet.com/

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Posted 16 November 2004 - 09:42

Okay, this one is equally important;

http://www.uspto.gov/index.html
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:57

http://www.parker51.com (Ernesto Soler's new Parker 51 site)
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Posted 04 December 2004 - 07:56

Wow! Thanks Maja, you did good ;) It is about time too. When I saw Li-Tah Wong's site, I wondered why there isn't an equivalent like that for the 51. Would you like to invite Ernesto Soler over? Rob would be thrilled :lol:
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Posted 25 December 2004 - 20:57

Just a thought about making this list a little easier to refer to. I have copied all the individual links supplied so far into one message. If Denis is willing, he might edit his initial post to include them all. Then they will all be available in the first message - easy to find...

Gerry

http://www.vintagepens.com (David Nishimura)
http://www.penhero.com (Jim Mamoulides)
http://www.richardspens.com (Richard Binder)

http://www.ruettinge...de/e_index.html (Werner Ruettinger--- Pelikan History)
http://www.parker75.com/ (Lih-Tah Wong---Parker 75 guide)
http://www.prog2kill.../ConwayStewart/ (Jonathan Donahaye-Conway Stewart guide)
http://conway-stewart.old-pens.co.uk/ (David Wells---Conway Stewart guide)
http://www.jimgaston.com/ (Jim Gaston--lots of vintage ads, filling instructions, etc.)

http://inventors.abo...ly/aa100197.htm
http://parkerpens.net/
http://www.paulwirt.com/

http://www.kamakurapens.com (Ron Dutcher's site)
http://www.platinumplace.tc/ (Chan Haw Sing's extensive Platinum site)
http://www.rickconne...oply/index.html (Rick Conner's site)

http://hans.presto.t...esterbrook.html (Hans Presto's site)
http://www.angelfire...ab7/esterbrook/ (Brian Anderson's site)

PATENTS
http://ep.espacenet.com/ (patents - Denis Richard's post)
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html (patents - Free Citizen's post)

http://www.parker51.com (Ernesto Soler's new Parker 51 site - Maja's Post)

ESTERBROOK NIBS (Maja's Post):
http://www.richardsp...fo/estynibs.htm (on Richard Binder's site)
http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm (on Larry Snyder's site)
http://www.vintagepe...nib_chart.shtml (from David Nishimura's site)

http://www.rickconner.net/penspotters/ (Penspotters Site - Rick Conner)


Continuing to add material - latest is Denis'...

Gerry

Edited by Gerry, 20 February 2005 - 14:00.


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Posted 17 January 2005 - 00:47

Ok, here are the three main pages I use when looking up Esterbrook nibs:

http://www.richardsp...fo/estynibs.htm (on Richard Binder's site)
http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm (on Larry Snyder's site)
http://www.vintagepe...nib_chart.shtml (from David Nishimura's site)
Vancouver (B.C) Pen Club (our website)

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 04:55

Ok, Rick Conner has a new pen history site called "Penspotters" (no, it's not about fountain pens in movies/on tv!).
It is at: http://www.rickconner.net/penspotters/
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Posted 30 May 2005 - 14:42

Denis, I just checked all the links and all except one are ok. Brian Anderson's site has changed from the Angelfire one to:
www.esterbrook.net

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 16:09

These links are wonderful! I'll have many hours of exploring some great stories about pen companies. The information about Wirt was really interesting.

Thanks for putting this together.

John

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 16:51

Finally followed Gerry's suggestion to put the list in the first post, for easy access. Here it is :


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And the site dedicated to that wonderful low cost pen, the LUS Atomica, the pen that was designed to REPLACE the ballpoint!!!
www.lusatomica.com
LUS Atomica

Edited by Gerry, 03 May 2010 - 15:00.


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Posted 27 April 2007 - 07:29

Update:

Jonathan Donahaye's amazing Conway Stewart pens site has been moved to:
http://www.ftic.info...ewart/index.htm

(the old link doesn't work anymore)
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Posted 12 June 2007 - 06:06

QUOTE(Maja @ Apr 27 2007, 03:29 AM) View Post
Update:

Jonathan Donahaye's amazing Conway Stewart pens site has been moved to:
http://www.ftic.info...ewart/index.htm

(the old link doesn't work anymore)


Thanks Maja - it's fixed now.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 18:18

For those who want some interesting info on Esterbrook's Dip pens, here is my site:

http://www.whiteappl...om/history.html

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 23:08

I have been developing some web pages to showcase my Bexley collection and to provide a point of reference for collectors trying to identify a Bexley pen. The pages are not complete, but I thought I could put them out there for your preview now. Follow the link below and let me know what you think.

Dennis Bowden



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Posted 22 August 2008 - 14:54

I have been developing some web pages to showcase my Bexley collection and to provide a point of reference for collectors trying to identify a Bexley pen. The pages are not complete, but I thought I could put them out there for your preview now. Follow the link below and let me know what you think.

Dennis Bowden

Bexley Reference Collection

Dennis, thanks for doing this; it'll be a great resource for all us Bexley fans. Only one problem, I see a couple of models I've just "gotta have". Keep up the good work.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:01

Thanks for the magnificent list of links, I have found site very interesting in Spanish ( http://www.estilograficas.net )

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Spanish FountainPen Site - Estilograficas.net
Spanish FountainPen Group FaceBook - Estilográficas - Fountain Pens

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 15:33

Not specifically for pens only, but interesting nonetheless:

Early Office Museum

Click on "Exhibits" to see the categories.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:32

A very good idea to put all these links together, thank you folks a lot! :clap1:

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:40

For those who are interested in mechanical pencils, I'm continuing to develop my Mechanical Pencil Museum site. The site contains research regarding manufacturers and direct links to view patents from freepatentsonline.com.

The link below takes you right to the museum. Additions and corrections are always welcome!

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 13:57

For tose interested in the English Burnham pen company (Conway Stewart competitors) here is Alan Charlton's comprehensive work on their fountain pens. I am working on the burnham mechanical pencils sequel.

http://www.pengrauncher.co.uk/

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:47

very useful link, thanks

Finally followed Gerry's suggestion to put the list in the first post, for easy access. Here it is :

http://www.vintagepens.com (David Nishimura)
http://www.penhero.com (Jim Mamoulides)
http://www.richardspens.com (Richard Binder)

http://www.ruettinge...de/e_index.html (Werner Ruettinger--- Pelikan History)
http://www.parker75.com/ (Lih-Tah Wong---Parker 75 guide)
http://www.ftic.info...ewart/index.htm (Jonathan Donahaye-Conway Stewart guide)
http://conway-stewart.old-pens.co.uk/ (David Wells---Conway Stewart guide)
http://www.jimgaston.com/ (Jim Gaston--lots of vintage ads, filling instructions, etc.) No Longer Pen Related

http://inventors.abo...ly/aa100197.htm
http://parkerpens.net/
http://www.paulwirt.com/

http://www.kamakurapens.com (Ron Dutcher's site)
http://www.platinumplace.tc/ (Chan Haw Sing's extensive Platinum site) - Link Broken
http://www.rickconne...oply/index.html (Rick Conner's site)

http://hans.presto.t...esterbrook.html (Hans Presto's site)
http://www.esterbrook.net/ (Brian Anderson's site)

http://www.billspens...nts/reprint.htm (Bill Acker's Catalogue Reprints)


PATENTS
http://ep.espacenet.com/ (patents - Denis Richard's post)
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html (patents - Free Citizen's post)

http://www.parker51.com (Ernesto Soler's new Parker 51 site - Maja's Post)

ESTERBROOK NIBS (Maja's Post):
http://www.richardsp...o/estienibs.htm (on Richard Binder's site)
http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm (on Larry Snyder's site)
http://www.vintagepe...nib_chart.shtml (from David Nishimura's site)

http://www.rickconner.net/penspotters/ (Penspotters Site - Rick Conner)

http://www.parkville...collection.html (Parkeville Pen.com - Dennis Bowden)
http://www.whiteappl...om/history.html (Esterbrook Dip Pens - Penariffic)
http://www.estilograficas.net/ (Spanish Pen Site)



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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:38

You can add this one too called estilograficas. It is in Spanish, so spanish speakers can find lot of info also.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:12

Thanks for this compendium of great info



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:13

Came across this great book called Pen, Ink and Evidence which provides great overview of development of writing instruments and ink