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#21 Rufus



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Posted 22 August 2008 - 14:54

I have been developing some web pages to showcase my Bexley collection and to provide a point of reference for collectors trying to identify a Bexley pen. The pages are not complete, but I thought I could put them out there for your preview now. Follow the link below and let me know what you think.

Dennis Bowden

Bexley Reference Collection

Dennis, thanks for doing this; it'll be a great resource for all us Bexley fans. Only one problem, I see a couple of models I've just "gotta have". Keep up the good work.

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:01

Thanks for the magnificent list of links, I have found site very interesting in Spanish ( http://www.estilograficas.net )

Spanish FountainPen Site - Estilograficas.net
Spanish FountainPen Group FaceBook - Estilográficas - Fountain Pens

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Posted 12 September 2008 - 15:33

Not specifically for pens only, but interesting nonetheless:

Early Office Museum

Click on "Exhibits" to see the categories.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:32

A very good idea to put all these links together, thank you folks a lot! :clap1:

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 12:40

For those who are interested in mechanical pencils, I'm continuing to develop my Mechanical Pencil Museum site. The site contains research regarding manufacturers and direct links to view patents from freepatentsonline.com.

The link below takes you right to the museum. Additions and corrections are always welcome!


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 13:57

For tose interested in the English Burnham pen company (Conway Stewart competitors) here is Alan Charlton's comprehensive work on their fountain pens. I am working on the burnham mechanical pencils sequel.


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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:47

very useful link, thanks

Finally followed Gerry's suggestion to put the list in the first post, for easy access. Here it is :

http://www.vintagepens.com (David Nishimura)
http://www.penhero.com (Jim Mamoulides)
http://www.richardspens.com (Richard Binder)

http://www.ruettinge...de/e_index.html (Werner Ruettinger--- Pelikan History)
http://www.parker75.com/ (Lih-Tah Wong---Parker 75 guide)
http://www.ftic.info...ewart/index.htm (Jonathan Donahaye-Conway Stewart guide)
http://conway-stewart.old-pens.co.uk/ (David Wells---Conway Stewart guide)
http://www.jimgaston.com/ (Jim Gaston--lots of vintage ads, filling instructions, etc.) No Longer Pen Related


http://www.kamakurapens.com (Ron Dutcher's site)
http://www.platinumplace.tc/ (Chan Haw Sing's extensive Platinum site) - Link Broken
http://www.rickconne...oply/index.html (Rick Conner's site)

http://hans.presto.t...esterbrook.html (Hans Presto's site)
http://www.esterbrook.net/ (Brian Anderson's site)

http://www.billspens...nts/reprint.htm (Bill Acker's Catalogue Reprints)

http://ep.espacenet.com/ (patents - Denis Richard's post)
http://www.uspto.gov/index.html (patents - Free Citizen's post)

http://www.parker51.com (Ernesto Soler's new Parker 51 site - Maja's Post)

http://www.richardsp...o/estienibs.htm (on Richard Binder's site)
http://www.snyderfam...t/estienibs.htm (on Larry Snyder's site)
http://www.vintagepe...nib_chart.shtml (from David Nishimura's site)

http://www.rickconner.net/penspotters/ (Penspotters Site - Rick Conner)

http://www.parkville...collection.html (Parkeville Pen.com - Dennis Bowden)
http://www.whiteappl...om/history.html (Esterbrook Dip Pens - Penariffic)
http://www.estilograficas.net/ (Spanish Pen Site)

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 07:38

You can add this one too called estilograficas. It is in Spanish, so spanish speakers can find lot of info also.

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:12

Thanks for this compendium of great info

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 08:13

Came across this great book called Pen, Ink and Evidence which provides great overview of development of writing instruments and ink

#31 migo984


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:04

Came across this great book called Pen, Ink and Evidence which provides great overview of development of writing instruments and ink


You might also enjoy "The Golden Thread: The Story of Writing" by Ewan Clayton. 

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#32 jar


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 14:14

I put together a site on the Modern Montegrappa Regular Edition pens from the 70s through about 2010 or so.

My Sister's website :  Rose Hill Studios

My Website

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 15:27

LAMYusa Bob Nurin videos:


  How to use Lamy converters


 How to change Lamy nib


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3mYj6CldSM How to change Lamy nib multi-system pens



#34 Vintagepens


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Posted 15 December 2013 - 22:30

I have just posted a full list (let me know if I've missed any!) of links to copies of The Jewelers' Circular viewable online. Most are at Google Books, and may not be accessible to readers outside the USA (though using a US proxy server will allow access -- the blocking is pretty easy to get around).


Jewelers' Circular


This joins previous posts of other link collections for those interested in historical periodicals:


American Stationer

The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer

Books and Notions/Bookseller and Stationer


In case you are wondering why all the fuss, the problem is that Google is very inconsistent about indexing old periodicals. Find one, start viewing it, search in the boxes shown below for other volumes, and you may end up with only some, or none. Ditto for searching under periodical names. Best luck I've found (subject to change, however, as Google changes things) is to search a title, DON'T click on the search result but instead click on the "More editions" link.



#35 HMS Viper

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 18:05

New to this site. Has anyone seen pen like this one before ? Any info would be helpful . Thanks


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