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#1 watch_art

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:02

Got this one from ebay for quite a handsome sum. But, I was able to get it sacked and writing just fine. Quite nicely actually...

here it is...

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#2 Hugh200au

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:44

I agree, one weird review, actually a great review...it's just the pen....as they say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and "each to his own". You could try this crowd for a J bar http://www.tryphon.it/catalogo.htm and either the nib has been pushed in a bit or the nib and feed removed (most likely) and not put back correctly.

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Edited by Hugh200au, 26 March 2010 - 04:08.


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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:53

I enjoyed reading your review. I like the color and lines on the body of the pen. That's great that it writes! I have a Sheaffer with an inlaid nib that I bought for $7.50 over 30 years ago and still use. Wonder what year this one was made?

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:58

:clap1: :clap1: :clap1: What a great review! :clap1: :clap1: :clap1:
Don't you just love it when a pen that looks like trash comes out writing like a dream? I guess that's one reason we end up so addicted. :P Thanks, watch_art, and enjoy that pen!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:03

hey! thanks for the great comments and the link!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:17

actually it's not a J bar, it was shaped differently then those pictured at tryphon... i'll take a pic later.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:43

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:44

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 04:14

Sheaffer where a bit more upmarket than a simple J bar, I doubt you'll find on like that so a J bar is the next best option and should fit okay....although they can be fiddley to fit sometimes.

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 11:51

Excellent review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 20:41

Watch-Art,

Very nice review, we don't get a lot of handwritten ones lately, which is a tad bit ironic.
Have you considered taking the pen to a good pen-smith in your area to get the nib and the feed aligned properly. But other than the feed, it looks like a beautiful pen.

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Or I might just use a little dose of good ol' irony.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 02:07

I found the review an absorbing read. Thanks for including the great pictures.

Whenever I see a pen or other everyday object that survives such a length of time yet still has potential for use, I always wonder just how "new" it can be made again. In this case, I imagine the barrel hole can be patched, the body polished, the nib reset on the feed, etc. It has the potential to be beautiful again, at least to me.


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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:00

I really don't think there are too many nib fixers in my area. As far as I know there's really only one store in the state where I could even go buy a nice fountain pen. Do any of you in the Hot Springs, Ar area know anybody who could fix this up? What about sending it off? Don't know that I'm worried about getting the clip replaced, but having the hole patched and the feed/nib installed properly would be nice.

And thanks for the comments on my review. Really very nice.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 16:41

I really don't think there are too many nib fixers in my area. As far as I know there's really only one store in the state where I could even go buy a nice fountain pen. Do any of you in the Hot Springs, Ar area know anybody who could fix this up? What about sending it off? Don't know that I'm worried about getting the clip replaced, but having the hole patched and the feed/nib installed properly would be nice.

And thanks for the comments on my review. Really very nice.


Isn't the Southern Scribe located in your area? I have heard nothing but good things about him.

http://www.thesouthernscribe.com/

I see he has moved to Georgia, but still a good possible choice.
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Posted 15 April 2010 - 06:52

maian!!! that's one ugly-could be beautiful pen! thanx for sharing!

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Posted 15 April 2010 - 14:16

I have a red stripe with a similar crater and missing clip. It's also a nice writer, and i really don't need a clip 90% of the time.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 05:21

i used a little dry heat and pulled and reset the feed and nib tonight. so easy. now the nib sticks out a tad bit farther and the feed doesn't show and bump when i write or draw. YAAYY!!!

edit: it's dry HEAT, not head. yikes.

Edited by watch_art, 06 May 2010 - 00:22.

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