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Hoover De Luxe
Posted 25 June 2012 - 22:42
I found it in a drawer at my parents house, somewhere around 1990. It didn't work.
April 2012, I found you guys here at FPN. And raised the question about this pen. What is it? How does it fill? Brand? History? Country of origin?
Now I believe it is a japanese pen (though some insiders doubt that, I can see), and at least I know that it is a button filler. And what a button filler is. How it works.
Wacht_art resacked and tinkered the pen. He even had the gold nib soldered, because it almost fell apart.
The pen. It is small. Tiny. Even my Sheaffer Triumph and Imperial dwarves it. Both in size and weight. But the diameter is regular.
If you are in to the writing telephone-pole thing: this is different. It is even difficult to write with it unposted. Or I should say 'was', because I grew fond of it that way.
Speaking about posting: is posts securely, and is a normally balanced pen that way.
It is a moderately wet writer, now it has been tinkered by Watch_art. A very even flow, a good starter, didn't miss a single dot.
The nib is a true flex. But I am completely strange to the field of flexing. My challenge is to read in a way I can decipher myself what I wrote. No arty expressions on that side...
Body: grey striated celluloid. Ow, do I like that!
14k gold flex nib
Black plastic jewel, section and blind cap
Goldplated band on cap
I really love the look and feel of the pen.
There was a crack in the cap. I fixed it, using plain Acetone and a cotton swab.
Now it looks and feels perfect. A nice resistance in the thread, closing with confidence.
It is attractive without being shiny. Just different enough to give me the feeling I hold something special.
Old and different enough to raise some questions.
And solid enough to use with confidence as a daily writer.
Shawn, thanks a lot!
Posted 25 June 2012 - 23:11
Posted 26 June 2012 - 23:48
Thanks to both of you.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 13:34
It does have a sweet little nib, too.