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#91 strictlyobiter

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:46

More time to save some pennies :)



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Posted 06 August 2014 - 11:30

I'm new to the hobby.  How do I get in on a group buy? 

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 12:04

There will be an announcement, both on Edison pens web site and here on fpn. Stay tuned! And welcome!

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 23:03

Announced on Twitter  http://m.youtube.com...eature=youtu.be


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 23:09

I'm paid up and with my early entry, I am hoping for another single digit LEE #, if you're paying attention Brian. :-)

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 23:27

http://edisonpen.com...nmont-Group-Buy



#97 ShallowJam

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:31

How are their nib sizes? What size are y'all picking? I have no idea what to choose!


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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 :D


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#99 PenUpGirl

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 02:55

I also got a 1.5mms nib in the ebonite. I already have a 1.1mms on my Collier (which I love) so I went for variety. I had the acrylic in my cart but wasn't sure about their fine nibs so I am going to do some research before I decide (feedback anyone?).

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:02

I went for the 1.1 stub ebonite...I really like the acrylic also.
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Posted 15 August 2014 - 03:33

Expected a Mina (extended), but pleased with the Glenmont selection--and that ebonite looks magnificent...!

#102 sexauerw

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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.


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#103 Lorna Reed

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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!) :bunny01:  :bunny01:  :bunny01:  :bunny01:


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:11

Have to be honest, I'm not really liking either pen too much :(

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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...


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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.

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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.

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 15:50

I got the Ebonite in a 1.1 Stub and the Acrylic in a Medium.   :D 

 

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.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 16:03

Well, I will stay out of this one...
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...

Enjoy !

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 17:46

Hmm...I'm really going to have to think hard about this.  And start sweet talking my wife.


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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?


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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.

 


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#113 Mardi13

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:54

I already have a Huron, and the models are just too similar, darn it. I might scoot over to Goulet and order the Summer 2014 pen instead. If I were getting this one, I think I would opt for the acrylic. I have a red/black ebonite Morgan, and while the markings on the new ebonite are much nicer, again it's too similar for me. But for those who are buying in, I'm sure they will be great pens!

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 20:44

Sigh. I caved. Red acrylic.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:37

Ah, and I to the ebonite. The pressure of a deadline works every time....

 

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