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What's Up At Christof's
Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:30
Glenn (love those pen posses)
Posted 20 July 2015 - 08:47
HAPPY SUMMER BREAK!
...and don't forget to pour the plants before you leave on holiday!
Have a nice summer break too Christoff.
Thanks for reminding us to water the corks
Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:10
Posted 21 August 2015 - 09:32
Maybe, some of you know that I am a big fan of Parker "51". These pens are one of my main collecting focus because of reasons of design and technique. So I have a couple of Vacs, Aeros, DJ's and SJ's in my collection in several colors. I think these have been shown here already...
..that's why I'd like to show you some others. Actually, the successor of the P"51", the Parker 61. This sleek and elegant pen is one of my favourite pen designs ever. It's perfectly sized for my hands and I love the capillary filling system (when it works as it should...) for its simplicity and reliability. Recently i found the time to take my P 61 to the studio for a family portrait So here's the result:
From left to right:Caribbean Green with Deluxe cap, capillary filler, 1959-62Grey with Legacy cap, capillary filler, 1959-62Desk pen, capillary filler, Date?French made capillary filler with barley corn pattern cap, Date?Custom, capillary filler 1959-69Presidential 14ct., cartridge filler, 1969-82Rage red with classic cap, capillary filler, 1959-69Signet, capillary filler, 1959-69Nice, aren't they?C.
To round off this mini collection, I got a very nice instruction manual in German and French (Swiss Market):
I really love this vintage illustrating graphic!
Edited by christof, 21 August 2015 - 09:35.
Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:54
Still in the rush for Parker 61, I catched some other Parker 61 related items. Three NOS Parker instant ink cartridges. How cool is that?
These were meant to be used on the road, when no bottle of liquid ink was available. Just plug a cartrige of dried ink on the capillary filler and hold it in fresh water. The water will be sucked by force of capillary and flows through the cartridge, dissolving the dry ink pellet. Geniously!
Also funny is to compare with other manufacturers, which were looking for other "clean" pen filling systems during the same period. Here are just two:
In 1952 Sheaffer's brought the Snorkel filler to the market. Due this complicated mechanism, it was possible to fill the pen without dipping the nib in ink. No wiping was necessary.
Then, one year later in 1953 Waterman's c/f Cartridge filler came to the market. As we know today, a quite successful concept:
Late to the party, in 1956, Parker came with the 61 capillary filler. Unfortunately, I don't know when exactly the instant ink has been invented:
All of them are very elegant filling systems, but the Parker 61 capillary filler is my favourite!
Let's see what's next.
Edited by christof, 26 August 2015 - 10:05.
Posted Today, 11:52
Christof, I have several 61s, but I have never seen the "Instant Ink" device. Thanks for posting!
Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.