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Oldgriz, Aka Tom Mullane - Memorial Service And Donations

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#31 Muggle13


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Posted 05 December 2013 - 00:45

You all are so sweet for your thoughts and prayers, and the website is indeed still up. I wish I knew how to restore pens, all I know is basic maintenance, brands, and models. And with my school schedule I wouldn't have much time to work on the pens regardless.Thank you all so much, I'm sure you're prayers have contributed greatly to the calm that's been passing through our house recently. Thank all of you so much.

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 02:32

I am sad to hear this news. He will be greatly missed. My first 51 Special and my first Parker Vacumatic I purchased from him. He also serviced other pens of mine. 



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 18:41

So sorry to read this news, and so late, too.  I might have tried to drive down for the Memorial if I had known but I've been trying to avoid fountain pen purchases and this site always gets me into trouble.


I was just thinking about Tom or Oldgriz as I referred to him as I looked over at a pen I bought from him.


My best wishes for the family.



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 17:35

I do often catch myself looking for Tom's latest contributions to a thread.  

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:30

Rest in Peace Old Griz! God Bless his family and friends.

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:46

i had the pleasure of chatting with him on the phone only once, in addition to being an invaluable asset to the community he was funny and just overall a good guy.  i will definitely miss his posts.  my thoughts and prayers are with the family.  

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 14:15

He was a man to listen too. Such are few and always missed.

My condolences to his family.

Due to Mauricio's improved definition of Super-flex, I no longer use the term Easy Full Flex.


Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 


Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.


Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 22:03

I've been away from FPN for  a while. 


I am very sad to  hear of Tom's passing.  Old Griz was an intergral part of the community, and he had many friends here.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:27

I've been away from FPN for  a while. 


I am very sad to  hear of Tom's passing.  Old Griz was an intergral part of the community, and he had many friends here.

Gone but not forgotten.. actually I just mentioned him in another thread..

Hope his family is doing well.. sigh.


Glad to see you back kenny : )

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 03:52

I was just thinking of him, wondering how long it's been.  Hard to believe it's been a year already.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 14:37

I was just reading a thread the other day and thought of how much I missed Tom's advice and knowledge. He sure helped me out a lot when I was just getting into collecting and repairing pens. I also miss Tom because of his love for and caring about America. Offering a hand salute in remembrance. 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 14:51

Tom was a really good man. I am still sorry he is gone.