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#1 invel

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:45

i am trying to trace back a pen for daily use i had in the eighties.
i bought it in the uk, iI was made of black matt plastic and had an orange clip and cost about gbp 5. excellent design.
the plastic was a kind of nylon-like softish plastic with a matte finish. And it wrote pretty well. I liked to use it as my main writing utensil.
somebody mentioned the name jiffie, but i can't find it.
can anyone help?

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#2 konis

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 13:53

Maybe Waterman Kultur?
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#3 invel

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 14:00

IT IS ACTUALLY THIS ONE (THE PHOTO IS AWFUL)

#4 invel

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 14:03

waterman jiffie  rid.jpg

#5 Xof72000

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 14:10

(THE PHOTO IS AWFUL)



But the information is good ....

(Strange how peaople can be kind when you help them ... :angry: )

#6 Force

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 15:20

waterman jiffie  rid.jpg


Regularly sold on the bay by the fireman by the 1000...for about £5 to £8. Even he does not know the name. :embarrassed_smile:

Edited by Force, 21 September 2012 - 15:20.


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Posted 21 September 2012 - 15:25

thanks, but i do not understand exactly. sold on e-bay by whom?
thanks again
Regularly sold on the bay by the fireman by the 1000...for about £5 to £8. Even he does not know the name. :embarrassed_smile:
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#8 Force

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 15:40

thanks, but i do not understand exactly. sold on e-bay by whom?
thanks again
Regularly sold on the bay by the fireman by the 1000...for about £5 to £8. Even he does not know the name. :embarrassed_smile:


sorry I may have provided the wrong seller, I have looked through 'completed' but cannot find the seller or any of his pens. I think they are from the Forum era, but an all plastic version.

#9 watvolk

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 19:57

Hi,

maybe you are searching for the Waterman JIF Flash ?
Pictures shows a pen of my collection.
Kind regards,
Volker


#10 invel

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 19:18

actually not even this one, the photograph i sent comes from an auction in paris. so it does actually exist
keep searching and many thanks ;-)


maybe you are searching for the Waterman JIF Flash ?
Pictures shows a pen of my collection.
Kind regards,
Volker[/font]
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#11 vikrmbedi

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 00:03

(THE PHOTO IS AWFUL)



But the information is good ....

(Strange how people can be kind when you help them ... :angry: )


i think "the photo is awful" remark is for the pic that invel uploaded himself in his reply and not for the earlier pic...

#12 TorPelikan

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 13:10

Hello,

As far as I know, the name of the pen is "JIF".
I used them in my student days, around late 70's.
In Japan, I've never seen black ones.
In my collection, there were four of white fountain pens with colorful clip and section.
Green, blue, red and yellow.

I've lost them all but recently found one with green clip and section in eBay.
Now I'm a JIF owner again.

Here's a sample photo of black one from somewhere on the web.

watermanjif.jpg

I will post the photo of mine later.


Tor

#13 TorPelikan

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 13:52

Photo update here

Waterman_JIF_Green.jpg


Tor

#14 Octo

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:23

A member here,Speerbob, has an ebay website on which I saw some pens about a year or so ago similar to what you describe. He sold them in pairs. You might send him a PM to inquire what they were and whether some are still available.

#15 pouf1

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 22:08

I too used those fountain pens when I was at school. I first had the black with red pin, then a white with green pin (picture above, I kept it for 15 years) then I had a white with red pin (used with red ink).

I always fed them with Waterman ink, unmounted / washed / cleaned them every three month and they never stopped working. I wonder what they have become ... I wish I could buy some of those, just to remind me my young time :crybaby:

#16 TorPelikan

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:42

Hi, pouf1!

The reason why I bought one, is exactly the same as yours.
I really wish you can buy some.


Tor






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