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#201 dior523

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 19:52

Hemingway ususally using Montegrappa I think?



#202 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 13:15

Ace Greg Papy Boyington had an estie and a sheaffer valiant.


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#203 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 18:26

I am a reading addict and a history lover...

Modern writers use Microsoft Word.... Bastards

I love French Classical literature...

Balzac, Flaubert, Zola Maupassant
Denis Diderot and Jean Jacques Rousseau (sorry no novelists)...

But they died before the first (mass produced) appeared....

Too Bad :-(

Does someone know if Jean Paul Sartre or Albert Camus used Fountain Pens....

Any other famour writers of literature (not the Danielle Steel kind of Rubbish!!)

I must get a Conway Stewart or an Onoto... Good old Winston, Politician, historian and writer used one...

I am interested too in famous people/politicians.... Famous not notorious... so Forget Stalin, Mao or Sadddam Hussein.... But more like Mandela, Woodrow Wilson, Ghandi or the Dutch royals used etc etc

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism  :) 


#204 Ursus

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 18:09

 

I am interested too in famous people/politicians.... Famous not notorious... so Forget Stalin, Mao or Sadddam Hussein....

Well, some people are difficult to forget... but I sure will try!



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 20:29

Mary Pickford in 1943:

 

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I write on doors in the same way.

 

 

Here's a video of D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and Charlie Chaplin signing the contract to form United Artists:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=Emz_Qk10GEE

 

...using a dip pen.



#206 Cepasaccus

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:43

Albert Michelson, Nobel Prize in Physics

http://www-news.uchi...michelson.shtml

On the third photo it looks like a big Duofold to me, but not a red one.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 12:55

I personally love Conway Stewart, especially the Gatsby limited edition


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 14:31

Gaiman (my all-time favorite writer, and the person whose autograph I would have tattooed on me if I could get it) has quite a collection. He apparently uses a different color ink every day, to see how much he's writing.

 

He wrote Anansi Boys with a vintage Waterman Ideal.

 

Possibly apocryphal, but I've heard from some sources that he carefully selects a brand-new pen for each new novel, and writes only with that until it's finished. He then doesn't use that pen for anything else. From what I've read on his blog, though, this seems unlikely.

 

In addition to the Lamy and the TWSBIs mentioned earlier, I have also seen him use a Pilot Custom 823. In this video you can see it close at 0:31 and refilling at 0:51. Pretty sure he was using the same  when I went to have my copy signed in NYC.

 



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 22:01

Henry Kissinger: Lamy 2000, because the pen did not leak in airplanes.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:14

Nicholas Elliot, famous MI-6 spy and Kim Philby's foil, wrote with a MB (source: Ben Macintyre's recent history, "A Spy Among Friends"). He rolled the pen between his fingers or on a hard surface as a distraction and to cover his own nervousness during the confrontation with Philby in Beirut.



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:22

 

In addition to the Lamy and the TWSBIs mentioned earlier, I have also seen him use a Pilot Custom 823. In this video you can see it close at 0:31 and refilling at 0:51. Pretty sure he was using the same  when I went to have my copy signed in NYC.

 

 

And what looks like a pre 2010 bottle of Montblanc Bordeaux, maybe Sepia.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:55

Nicholas Elliot, famous MI-6 spy and Kim Philby's foil, wrote with a MB (source: Ben Macintyre's recent history, "A Spy Among Friends"). He rolled the pen between his fingers or on a hard surface as a distraction and to cover his own nervousness during the confrontation with Philby in Beirut.

 

Have you read "A Spy Among Friends" which is the story of unmasking Philby as a double agent?  It's fantastic--and if you like John LeCarre, it gives a lot of insight into his best books (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for one.)



#213 Helen350

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 13:50

Colin Powell uses a custom made fountain pen commissioned for him by Bill Cosby from Bradford Torelli.  The pen is made completely of solid titanium.  Colin Powell is a lefty.  www.Torellipens.com


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Posted 04 January 2015 - 18:15

I went to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa the other week and saw this cool piece of history. It's the Parker Challenger used by General Charles Foulkes, commander of the 1st Canadian Corps, who accepted the surrender of General Johannes Blaskowitz, commander of German forces in the Netherlands, at Wageningen on 5 May 1945. PC270187.JPG



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:31


Walt Disney is often seen in pictures with Sheaffer pens. I don't know if this is because they supplied the pens or if he actually enjoyed using them.

P.S. If someone has the 'Walt Disney' Sheaffer balance pen kicking around they don't want.... :vbg:

Supposedly, after Walt passed away the contents of his desk were inventoried and a black Sheaffer Balance and an Eversharp Skyline were found (I have reproductions of both pens).  While visiting the Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco last summer, they had this Skyline on display.

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