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#21 lancekatigbak

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 11:58

QUOTE (sammy21290 @ Jul 22 2008, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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My 45 is marked X. Can anyone tell me what that means?



See the first post in the thread - the very first designation X = XF


What does XF mean? Hehe

It means eXtra Fine - which, I think, has a really fine point... smile.gif


Oh I see. Thanks. But I have another issue with my 45, cause when I write, sometimes it just stops writing. Then I have to take out the [disposable] cartridge, wipe off the ink which is around it, shake off the excess ink on the nib case thing (sorry I don't know what you call it!), and then put it back. What should I do?

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#22 Aysedasi

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:03

I'm no expert at all, but the first thing I do is to put in a converter and get rid of the cartridges......

#23 lancekatigbak

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:51

QUOTE (Aysedasi @ Jul 22 2008, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm no expert at all, but the first thing I do is to put in a converter and get rid of the cartridges......


I see. I have the original converters, but when I was gonna buy ink, they had dried up ink in them. But you're the second person to tell me that, so I guess I'll switch to converters after all my ink is used up. smile.gif Thanks!

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 15:37

Just a sighting remark: I had a 45 Flighter arrive this morning with a Fine left foot Oblique, marked X !

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:07

My 45's got an M on the barrel. It's not at hand now but I'll check for another M where it's supposed to be.
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:01

QUOTE (vermiculus @ Jul 22 2008, 11:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just a sighting remark: I had a 45 Flighter arrive this morning with a Fine left foot Oblique, marked X !


It could be non-uniform wear or simply an exchanged nib. It is possible to exchange nib and feed collar easily.

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 17:50

Apologies for necroposting, but I've a 45 with a 'Y' nib as well. 14k. It is a left-footed oblique, OB or OBB. I love obliques, but this one feels pretty scratchy, and the tines do look aligned. Bugger!
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:10

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Reanimating this thread because I've just received a 45 with a point marked "A". Accountant? It's very thin, although I'm still soaking it to get nasty old ink-lumps out so I've not tried it.

Yes indeed Ernst it is an accountant nib i have one in steel fitted to an olive 45.


I also have an Accountant nib. However, mine is in the original package, unopened. The package is marked 62 Acct. and the A is clearly visible on the nib. I have not been able to bring myself to break the package, since I'm not a huge fan of very fine nibs and I may end up selling it.


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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:31

In addition:
a new old Parker 45 just arrived with a "R"-Nib (looks like broad oblique) roflmho.gif

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 19:09

I have recently sold a 45 with an L coded nib. I would describe it as a left or reverse oblique nib, medium or broad.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 20:26

I have been looking for oblique, double broad and italic Parker 45s. Does anyone have a good source other than trawling ebay?
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 15:49

I am confused.

 

For some time I have had a "Z" [left] broad oblique nib, which I would call italic as it has at least 3:1 line width ratio, and seems double broad. It is one of my very favourite nibs.

 

Today, I bought 2 Parker 45 nibs from a local seller who has an Aladdin's cave of NOS nib units. I was after an "R", which is the medium equivalent of the "Z" described above, although I would call it "Broad", judging from the line width (though nowhere near the breadth of the "Z" nib). While I was there he mentioned that he had a "Z" nib so, given how much I enjoy my first "Z" nib, I jumped at the chance to buy it. I made the mistake of not looking at the nib itself as I had seen the "Z" code on the collar (only millimetres away from the nib tip!). When I got home and started to fit the nib, I noticed that it has a right [foot] oblique appearance, just like the "L" nib pictured two posts above this one (by Otterpen).

 

I know that nibs/collars/feeds get swapped around but I hadn't expected any variance in NOS nibs. I should have paid more attention. At least I have added another interesting nib to my Parker 45 collection but it is one that I shall probably never use, though at least I have it in the event that my left-handed daughter should ever show interest in her father's wacky interest in fountain pens.

 

The "R" nib is just fabulous.

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 16:40

A modest pen but found with variety of monstrous nibs - the P45.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 22:59

My only Parker 45 has an "S" for stub



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 22:53

My 45 Insignia has an underlined X.
Any idea what that can be?
Or is just another extra fine?((
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 00:31

I have a 45 with an A nib I got about a year ago. Accountant. Mine is a 14k nib as well.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:06

My 45 Insignia has an underlined X.
Any idea what that can be?
Or is just another extra fine?((
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I'm going to go with yes, an extra-fine.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 16:18

I have an 45 with 'X', it is extra fine steel nib.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 21:20

Have a P45 with N printed on the nib collar

 

Does anyone know what that means


Edited by BlindMole, 08 January 2018 - 21:22.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 23:23

Have a P45 with N printed on the nib collar
 
Does anyone know what that means


Could it be a Z (broad oblique)?

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