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Yankee Fountain Pen Review


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#1 ThirdeYe

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 16:58

Back when I first started getting into fountain pens a little over a year ago, I had a Yankee that my dad found in the garage restored. Sadly, I was never able to use it much because of the fact that the little plug that went on the end of the cap was missing. Thus, it would always dry out between uses and became a chore. I loved the pen, and really wanted to be able to use it again so I had a little plug fabricated for it. I am now able to use it more without it drying out, so I thought I would do a short review of it. I apologize that you can see through the paper -- I wrote one of my other reviews on it thinking it wouldn't show through, but it does.

Here is my original post on this pen: Yankee Restored

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Freshly restored, missing endcap:
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With new endcap:
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Disassembled before restoration:
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Freshly restored, posted, without endcap:
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Edited by ThirdeYe, 24 December 2011 - 17:04.

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#2 Scribblesoften

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 17:04

Nice review and story. I am glad that you will finally be able to really use this heirloom. :thumbup:

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 23:23

That's a nice looking pen. I love flat tops and have several including Parkers and Sheaffers. It is a very fine nib. You could improve the flow, I'm sure.

Well done on bringing it back to life. :)
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 00:01

Who did the restoring?--nice work.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:57

Thanks, it was done by fpn member philm.
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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:24

Congrats, Derek! That's a really cool pen.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 13:52

Thanks! It really is. :) I enjoy writing with it every time I use it. It almost has a slight stubbish aspect to it. Whether it was that way new, or from wear, it's a nice touch. I flushed and refilled the pen and the flow seems to be a bit improved, albeit a little dry still.
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