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#1221 christof

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:19

My newest catch is not a fountain pen but a super rare Caran d'Ache Fixpencil 23. You don't see this short version of the number 22 very often.

 

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As I do not really collect pencils and leadholders, this on will move on to the Museum of design Zurich (Museum für Gestaltung Zürich) and will be part of the new permanent exhibition (opens march 2018).

 

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#1222 Chrissy

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:47

I'm not sure I could write with that pencil without breaking the point of the lead off.  :D


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 08:56

Fixpencils are designed rather for drawing purposes than writing. When you're drawing plans, you have to sharpen the lead after about every fifth line to get uniform line width. For sharpening the lead, the Gedess lead sharpener is the best choice:

 

http://sammlungen-ar...5C8CC515710EF6F

 

...good old days. Sigh.

 

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 20:49

Fixpencils are designed rather for drawing purposes than writing. When you're drawing plans, you have to sharpen the lead after about every fifth line to get uniform line width. For sharpening the lead, the Gedess lead sharpener is the best choice:

 

http://sammlungen-ar...5C8CC515710EF6F

 

...good old days. Sigh.

 

C.

 

Indeed Christoph , "the good old days"

I've used the CD drawing pencils - the standard  longer version - during the seventies en eighties drawing mechanical designs  on an A0 size "ISIS" drawing board .

And the Gedess sharpener was indeed a real breakthrough compared to the sandpaper covered wooden strip and/or the integrated sharpener inside the pencil actuating top !

Those were the days…. 

Thanks for shearing!

Francis



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:46

 

Indeed Christoph , "the good old days"

I've used the CD drawing pencils - the standard  longer version - during the seventies en eighties drawing mechanical designs  on an A0 size "ISIS" drawing board .

And the Gedess sharpener was indeed a real breakthrough compared to the sandpaper covered wooden strip and/or the integrated sharpener inside the pencil actuating top !

Those were the days…. 

Thanks for shearing!

Francis

 

Thank you Francis. The standard longer version of the 22 is called 77. I made this sketch a couple of years ago to explain a friend what FIXPENCILS are. As a young architect, I used them daily to draw drafts of construction plans. I still have them all in different sizes beside my desk. Will take a picture when I find the time.

 

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C.

 

(honestly, I do not collect them!! ...but when I see one at the fleamarket or thrift shop for nothing, I can't withstand.)


Edited by christof, 26 July 2017 - 11:51.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 20:10

here we go, the photographs:

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C.

PS: ...but really, I DO NOT COLLECT them.

Edited by christof, 26 July 2017 - 20:11.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 20:19

Were did that Lamy safari logo come from? 

 

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 20:25

Were did that Lamy safari logo come from? 
 
Eye candy!


It's a sticker.
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#1229 Chrissy

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 20:31

 

Thank you Francis. The standard longer version of the 22 is called 77. I made this sketch a couple of years ago to explain a friend what FIXPENCILS are. As a young architect, I used them daily to draw drafts of construction plans. I still have them all in different sizes beside my desk. Will take a picture when I find the time.

 

C.

 

(honestly, I do not collect them!! ...but when I see one at the fleamarket or thrift shop for nothing, I can't withstand.)

 

I would buy one if I saw one at a thrift shop for virtually nothing too.  :D


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 01:32

here we go, the photographs:

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C.

PS: ...but really, I DO NOT COLLECT them.

 

C, that's a pretty cool set there.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:01

I like the stand the clutch pencil sits in, I would certainly take that home with me

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:47

I like the stand the clutch pencil sits in, I would certainly take that home with me

 

It's not a desk stand. It's a lead pointer. Here's the original patent drawing by Georges Dessonnaz:

 

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And here a picture of a demonstrator model:

 

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Edited by christof, 27 July 2017 - 07:49.

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#1233 Chrissy

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:51

I would like one of those lead pointers.  :wub:


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:54

They're not expensive: https://www.cultpens...ry-lead-pointer

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 08:28

They're not expensive: https://www.cultpens...ry-lead-pointer

C.

 

Oh, thank you. I thought they looked like they were antique.  :blush:


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 15:38

 Are those stickers from the 80s?

 

 How did you get them?

 

 (Sorry for the interrogation...)


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#1237 christof

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 15:52

Are those stickers from the 80s?
 
 How did you get them?
 
 (Sorry for the interrogation...)


Yes, I think so. There are still some left on ebay....
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 15:34

 I like 'em.

 

 Thanks for lettin' me know...

 

 Thanks Again, Al.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 13:49

Recently, I found a quite uncommon Parker "51" nib. A right foot oblique Broad.
During the past years I had several oblique "51" nibs, but never a right foot shaped.


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Needless to say that it writes marvellous. The only other right foot oblique nib I have is a Pelikan 400 nib which also matches my handwriting quite well.

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Completely the opposite to regular obliques which are not comfortable with me....

C.

Edited by christof, 01 August 2017 - 13:59.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:43

Oh that is a dandy find, and in a P51 no less!  As a lefty the RF oblique is a great nib for me.   That 51  looks like a vey oblique angle, I have found that less than 15 degrees is best for me. I had Mr. Masuyama grind two nibs for me with this orientation and I quite like them,  There is something for every one, .... but not enough for some of us.








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