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2014 Fpn Edison Group Buy?
Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:30
I'm new to the hobby. How do I get in on a group buy?
Posted 14 August 2014 - 23:09
Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:41
I ordered my acrylic with a 1.5mm stub. Edison nib units are like Pelikans, they just screw in so it's simple to replace them. You can even get them in many places (Goulet Pens, Richard Binder, etc.), including custom grinds. No reason not to have a variety on hand to suit your mood
Edited by Baric, 15 August 2014 - 03:20.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:55
The choices are xf, f,m, b, 1.1mm, 1.5mm
Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:02
Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:33
Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:00
I saw the prototypes of these pens at the DC Show. Both are really good looking and it is a tough decision between them. I finally decided on the acrylic, it has a depth that is amazing and just can't be shown in photos. You have to see it in person. Also, the ebonite is more of a reddish brown while the acrylic is much redder. Take this with a grain of salt because I'm color blind and my perception probably won't match yours. But I don't think there is a wrong choice. Oh, and I went with the 1.1mm.
Edited by sexauerw, 15 August 2014 - 06:02.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:17
I've gone for the Acrylic with 1.1 nib. Can't wait. Hope we get them in time for Christmas (or before, of course!)
Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:11
Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:49
So Glenmont it is. Not really what i hoped for but the ebonite one has quite a nice classic look to it. And i really fancy brownish pens....
But quite frankly the acrylic? Meh...
Edited by load81, 15 August 2014 - 09:50.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:12
Have to be honest, I'm not really liking either pen too much
Just to qualify my thoughts a bit further; the ebonite version looks fantastic (what a shine) but the Glenmont is a bit too similar to my other Edisons to justify a purchase.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 13:18
Well, got my first Edison pen. Had a hard time to decide between the ebonite and the acrylic. Decided to go for the acrylic. It seems to have more dept to it. Like the way it reacts to light. I took the M nib but having second thoughts now. Maybe I should go for the italic? 1.5 or 1.1? hmmmm.
Edited by Barzi, 15 August 2014 - 13:21.
Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one has seen,
but to think what nobody has yet thought,
about that which everybody sees (Erwin Schrodinger)
Posted 15 August 2014 - 15:50
I got the Ebonite in a 1.1 Stub and the Acrylic in a Medium.
The pens look as if they will post, but all indicators I've been able to glean seem to indicate a non-postable pen.
Can any present owners give some insight ?
I was really hoping for a Mina this year, - definitely not postable, - so if the Glenmont is also a non poster, it's no big deal.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 16:03
I was really hoping for a Mina or an extended Mina...
If I go for a Glenmont, I prefer to have the choice for the material...
I have a clear idea for the Glenmont I would like to own (one day) and I prefer to wait to have the right money for the right pen...
Anyway, I am sure you will be happy with what you will get soon...
Posted 15 August 2014 - 17:46
Hmm...I'm really going to have to think hard about this. And start sweet talking my wife.
Posted 15 August 2014 - 20:00
If the color/pattern were identical on both pens, which material would you choose? Ebonite or Acrylic? And why?
I've never had an ebonite pen before. I *thought* I had read on some older posts here that they were "tricky" to care for. I can't recall exactly the details were. Could someone enlighten me?
Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. -- Albert Einstein
Posted 15 August 2014 - 21:04
I may be just me but I don't find artificial wood grain ebonite pens attractive. However good and fine grained the material is it looks too much like making a premium fountain pen so that it resembles inexpensive vinyl flooring. It has a fake-wood look.
On the other hand, acrylic may be another word for plastic but the "precious" acrylics used for fountain pens can look pretty and sparkly and it doesn't shrink, warp, or crack easily as celluloid seems to do.
The Glenmont is a great choice in terms of pen types. I like a large, substantial pen and this one qualifies and offers a classic profile that is attractive.
Edited by PatientType, 15 August 2014 - 21:05.
Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:54
Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:37
Ah, and I to the ebonite. The pressure of a deadline works every time....
Posted 30 October 2014 - 21:54
Posted 30 October 2014 - 23:27
Yeah! I figured that people wouldn't mind a little surprise!
I tuned almost every nib today, and then we shipped about 130 of the 170+ pens today. The rest will go out tomorrow.
It was such an incredibly long day, that I just didn't have any energy to do a blog post. Just wanted dinner and a beer (or two)!
I'll put up an official blog post tomorrow, and the remaining 40 or so pens will go out tomorrow as well.
If any of you don't have tracking information on your pen by Saturday, reach out to us, please.
Posted 31 October 2014 - 07:48
My Glenmont is on the way! Probably be about ten days before it gets to the UK so I hope you lucky folks in the USA who get yours sooner, will post photos and reviews. Can't wait!