Jump to content


Photo

Final Prototypes Kingsize Bulk Filler "imperio Tibaldi" Celluloid


  • Please log in to reply
35 replies to this topic

#1 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 07 March 2014 - 20:39

Hello fountain pen Friends  !
As promised - just finished in my shop -the prototype pictures of the LE Kingsize Bulk filler - final version - in the famous " imperio " celluloid from Tibaldi .
Note both versions - Streamline and Flat - top - are identical except  there's a dedicated  cap top plug and fill button .
I've used two different clips, but naturally the choice remains free .
For  the ink I used yellow cast acrylic, but - as already explained -CONID can alternatively install a yellow , light green, smoked gray or colorless ink window.
The large ring in titanium just in front of the filling button - will be engraved " In Flanders Fields 1914-2014 " and " LE 01 /10" up to "LE 10/10"
Please note that on the pens manufactured by CONID the ring at the entrance of the cap will have the same width as the back ring 
For the logo in the cap top plug I used a pellet ​​printed in 3D, but I find the white section too dark ( although we asked for "milk white")
CONID contacted a 3D printing company to print the logo , but  -given the poor results - now decided to machine the logos
As always your comments and suggestions are welcome!
Regards, Francis
 
P1000571.jpg
P1000576.jpgP1000572.jpgP1000573.jpgP1000574.jpg
P1000575.jpg


#2 RMN

RMN

    Museum Piece

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,357 posts
  • Location:the Netherlands
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 00:09

Another beauty, Francis.  :thumbup:  With choice of inkwindow, I presume??

 

D.ick


The FPN-Stipula LE 2011 and 2012, too .:

....GOT THEM!!!!!!


#3 da vinci

da vinci

    Antique

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,543 posts

Posted 08 March 2014 - 00:15

Looks awesome Francis - particularly the flat top version :)

#4 Opooh

Opooh

    Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me, il nome mio nessum saprà!

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,119 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 01:20

The only problem is choosing, absolutely marvellous models.

#5 Bill Wood

Bill Wood

    Bill Wood

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 925 posts
  • Location:Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 03:58

Well done Francis. Lovely work!



#6 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:10

The only problem is choosing, absolutely marvellous models.

Hi Opooh,

No problem, one can buy a complementary dedicated clip, filling knob and cap enclosure nut separately.

So you can transform the pen to the version of your choice easily your self !

Francis



#7 Pelikan Vera

Pelikan Vera

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 343 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:35

Francis you have outdone yourself. This one is so georgeous..... :D



#8 Tas

Tas

    Graphophile . . .

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 851 posts
  • Location:London
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:44

Mmm, flat top, nice. . .

#9 basterma

basterma

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 755 posts
  • Location:Sherouk City
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:47

I agree with Opooh.



#10 parnesh

parnesh

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 592 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 08 March 2014 - 10:56

Went bendy in the knees when I saw those..... now to figure out a way to acquire one ...



#11 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:29

Another beauty, Francis.  :thumbup:  With choice of inkwindow, I presume??

 

D.ick

Yes D.ick, as mentioned in my initial post,CONID will alternatively install a yellow , light green, smoked gray or colorless ink window.

BTW, Already 6 are reserved in the mean time , going fast !

Francis



#12 raging.dragon

raging.dragon

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,967 posts
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Flag:

Posted 09 March 2014 - 22:13

These look great.

 

I'm also torn between the stream line and flat top designs, though I think the streamline better suits the Imperio celluloid while the flat top might look best for other materials.

 

I think I have one reserved already... Emailing to confirm!



#13 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:34

Hi all,

Attached two pictures showing the flat top version alternatively equipped with a silver "snake clip"

Price remains identical to the versions equipped with a titanium clip.

Francis

 

P1000577.jpgP1000578.jpg



#14 Opooh

Opooh

    Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me, il nome mio nessum saprà!

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,119 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:34

Hi francis,


The titanium clip better matches the form of the flat top.

#15 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:50

Hi francis,


The titanium clip better matches the form of the flat top.

I agree Opooh,

But some people think differently, as the French say: "a chaque un son gout"

Francis



#16 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 15 March 2014 - 14:01

Hi all,

Good news ! :Production of the final Kingsize versions has started at Conid.

Both the "streamline" and" flat top" versions in LE in Tibaldi Imperio celluloid and the standard  Kingsize pens in Black hard rubber will become available by end April.

When interested please contact CONID directly for prices and reservations : werner@conid.be

Francis



#17 slippery when wet

slippery when wet

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 231 posts
  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Flag:

Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:22

Hello Francis, I was wondering if the LE in Tibaldi Imperio celluloid has the option to have the same narrow band at the filling end of the pen as does your streamline Kingsize bulk filler version in HR. In my opinion the narrow band proportionally looks correct.

 

 

kind regards

mark

 

Sorry, I have just read your introduction and it states the band to the end of the pen will be the same as the cap band. That will look great.


Edited by slippery when wet, 22 March 2014 - 08:39.


#18 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:46

Hi Mark,

The wider titanium band at the filling knob is provided for LE engraving purposes.

On the LE Imperio celluloid the engraving will be :" In Flanders Fields 1914-2014 - LE 01-20" ( to 20/20)

Both bands - the one on the cap and the one at the filling knob- will be identical in width on the LE editions

On the non LE versions - s.a the black HR version were you refer to - the  band at the filling knob  will remain smaller.

Best regards,Francis

 

 

 

 

Hello Francis, I was wondering if the LE in Tibaldi Imperio celluloid has the option to have the same narrow band at the filling end of the pen as does your streamline Kingsize bulk filler version in HR. In my opinion the narrow band proportionally looks correct.

 

 

kind regards

mark

 

 



#19 bleair

bleair

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 127 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 March 2014 - 08:57

I agree with this, if it's an option, the narrow band looks better.

 

Is it the case that the extra wide band has to be used for multiple lines of printing?

 

Hello Francis, I was wondering if the LE in Tibaldi Imperio celluloid has the option to have the same narrow band at the filling end of the pen as does your streamline Kingsize bulk filler version in HR. In my opinion the narrow band proportionally looks correct.

 

 

kind regards

mark

 

Sorry, I have just read your introduction and it states the band to the end of the pen will be the same as the cap band. That will look great.



#20 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:23

Yes correct, the wider bands will be engraved in two lines

Francis

I agree with this, if it's an option, the narrow band looks better.

 

Is it the case that the extra wide band has to be used for multiple lines of printing?

 



#21 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:34

Yes correct, the wider bands will be engraved in two lines

Francis

Correction !`

Conid finally decided to engrave the LE text lengthwise in the barrel.

This will be done in Italic letters by a professional artisan engraver.

Consequently the titanium ring between the filling knob and the barrel will be reduced to its original width, being identical to the width of the  clip ring.

Francis   



#22 hari317

hari317

    Classic

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,614 posts
  • Location:Mumbai, INDIA
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:44

Hi all,

Attached two pictures showing the flat top version alternatively equipped with a silver "snake clip"

Price remains identical to the versions equipped with a titanium clip.

Francis

 

P1000577.jpgP1000578.jpg

this pen looks lovely. wonderful francis.

 

a general question about the modern snake clips, how is it held in place preventing axial sliding? by friction and the winding tension of snake tail alone?



#23 mongrelnomad

mongrelnomad

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,442 posts

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:50

Francis - what nibs are available on this? Also - how many are left?


Too many pens; too little writing.

#24 h.farmawi

h.farmawi

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 526 posts
  • Location:amman
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2014 - 10:59

The flat top one is fantastic...


postcardde9.png


#25 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2014 - 15:15

this pen looks lovely. wonderful francis.

 

a general question about the modern snake clips, how is it held in place preventing axial sliding? by friction and the winding tension of snake tail alone?

Hi Hari,

The spiral windings of the snake's tail are silver soldered, making it in fact a solid ring.

The bore in the ring is made conical and fits perfectly around the conical shaped cap

Francis



#26 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 22 April 2014 - 15:18

As far as I know 6 or 7 are already reserved.

Pens can alternatively be equipped with F,M, B, stub M or B, OM or OB in Gold (alternatively Rhodium plated) or Titanium.

Please contact directly Conid for prices and/or reservation :  werner@conid.be

 

Francis

 

 

Francis - what nibs are available on this? Also - how many are left?



#27 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 02 May 2014 - 16:17

Hi all,

By mid May the both the pens and the unique packaging will be ready.

We will also be able showing the artisan's barrel engraving

In the meantime 8 pens are already reserved ...

Keep tuned !

Francis



#28 raging.dragon

raging.dragon

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,967 posts
  • Location:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Flag:

Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:41

I'm looking forward to it!



#29 fountainbel

fountainbel

    fountainbel

  • Premium - Emerald

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,632 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:35

Hi all!

Attached a few"sneak preview" pictures of the exclusive packing of the Kingsize" In Flanders fields" LE Bulk filler in Tibaldi Imperio

On the cover flap of the leather box  you can see the AISI 316 stainless plate on which the famous "in Flanders fields" poem of John Mc Crae is engraved.

In the box a plexiglas plate featuring the pocket for the pen, a pocket in which a "dog plate" with the name of the owner and the pen's serial number is engraved.

Underneath the plexiglas insert a picture showing a field of poppies with one flower in its typical color.

A USB stick with a short historical background of the Great War will also be included.( laying under the "dog plate")

The pen itself is actually in production, in the second half of May I will show the final pictures, including the pen with the artist's engraving.

Note the pen is identical to the earlier posted pictures, only difference being the width of band at the filling knob  - which becomes now identical to the width of the clip band - and the lengthwise artist"s engraving on the barrel

Francis

Afbeelding5.jpg

Afbeelding3.jpg0c178ab1-a906-4483-a396-9731e05dff49.jpg

 

Afbeelding4.jpg



#30 RMN

RMN

    Museum Piece

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,357 posts
  • Location:the Netherlands
  • Flag:

Posted 10 May 2014 - 13:39

Very classy, Francis.    "smaakvol"

 

 

D.ick


The FPN-Stipula LE 2011 and 2012, too .:

....GOT THEM!!!!!!