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#1 watch_art

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 04:35

Here's a pen I "restored" for an FPNer recently. I've had the thing for nearly a month I think, with most of that time spent soaking the pen to get the section off the barrel. But I got it.
So here's a quick review before it goes back hom. :crybaby:
And yes, it is one SWEET little pen. If the Pilot C742 I own didn't cost so much, I'd trade it for this in a minute. Am I crazy? Yeah I'd say so.

Ink is some burgundy mix. Maybe Diamine Syrah with something else... or Noodler's Red plus Purple. I can't remember.

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And I'll take photos to upload very soon to go with the 'restoration' photos.


Here's the Hoover nib from a few different angles.

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004 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Here's the back end of the feed.

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Top of the feed.

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Bottom of the feed.

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007 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Button parts.
You can see the little tab on the press-bar broke off at some point.

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013 by threenewtons, on Flickr

There's a little metal ring tab doo daddy, where the press-bar tab fit into. Pretty cool.
But, doesn't work b/c the tab is broken.

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011 by threenewtons, on Flickr


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:09

As promised, pen photos...

I'll be sad to let this one go. ;) But I'm SOOO glad I was able to get 'er runnin' agin.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:18

very nice pen :thumbup: thanks for sharing
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 13:29

Thanks for the compliment! I'll be shipping it back home today though. THe roads are cleared up enough so I can finally get down to the post office.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 22:04

Great pics, Shawn! I'm looking VERY forward to using that pen to write my strange poetry and prose. I have a feeling it will become my pen of choice, even over my current fave, my Mabie Todd Swan Minor No. 2 with nice fine flexy nib I bought on eBay long, long ago.

You sir, are a fountain pen saint in my book. I'm starting to pass around the fables now.

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Here's a pen I "restored" for an FPNer recently. I've had the thing for nearly a month I think, with most of that time spent soaking the pen to get the section off the barrel. But I got it.
So here's a quick review before it goes back hom. :crybaby:
And yes, it is one SWEET little pen. If the Pilot C742 I own didn't cost so much, I'd trade it for this in a minute. Am I crazy? Yeah I'd say so.

Ink is some burgundy mix. Maybe Diamine Syrah with something else... or Noodler's Red plus Purple. I can't remember.

Posted Image
hoover1 by snennewton, on Flickr

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hoover2 by snennewton, on Flickr

And I'll take photos to upload very soon to go with the 'restoration' photos.


Here's the Hoover nib from a few different angles.

Posted Image
006 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Posted Image
005 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Posted Image
004 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Here's the back end of the feed.

Posted Image
009 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Top of the feed.

Posted Image
008 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Bottom of the feed.

Posted Image
007 by threenewtons, on Flickr

Button parts.
You can see the little tab on the press-bar broke off at some point.

Posted Image
013 by threenewtons, on Flickr

There's a little metal ring tab doo daddy, where the press-bar tab fit into. Pretty cool.
But, doesn't work b/c the tab is broken.

Posted Image
011 by threenewtons, on Flickr



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Posted 11 February 2011 - 22:41

And I'm very glad I could get it fixed and going for you. I anxiously await the mailbox gratitude.

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 18:25

On its way! Using the Hoover every day. Fan-tas-tic pen. The bomb.


And I'm very glad I could get it fixed and going for you. I anxiously await the mailbox gratitude.



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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:01

Hey Shawn and/or Michael, did either of you ever find out anything about this pen? Where it came from or who made it, etc.? It reminds me of some of the second/third tier pens from the 20s and 30s...perhaps a National product?

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:13

I don't know anything about it, but I do remember reading something about it some where here before. I think. Hmmm....

different quick searches revealed this:
http://www.fountainp...n-manufacturer/

http://www.fountainp...w-does-it-work/

http://www.fountainp...ered-a-package/

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:21

Cool! I should've used the search function in the first place! :)

Some of those off-branded vintage Italians are fantastic pens. My Black Star is still one of my favorite pens...ever.

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 02:33

Cool! I should've used the search function in the first place! :)

Some of those off-branded vintage Italians are fantastic pens. My Black Star is still one of my favorite pens...ever.


here's the search engine I used:
http://www.google.co...395:1rsitsemrpo

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