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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:22
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:36
engineers are of various types, ones with desk jobs, field jobs etc. the pens suitable will depend on that as well.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:54
Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:18
In fact, there's actually video evidence of it. Here is an entire engineering department worshiping at The Holy Temple of the Snorkel.
Bruce in Ocala, FL
Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:37
Posted 06 August 2012 - 13:25
Posted 06 August 2012 - 13:36
For field work, A TWSBI 540 would fill the bill nicely, though. Problems with brittle plastics notwithstanding, the TWSBI is beautifully engineered.
"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Posted 06 August 2012 - 13:43
However, as a mech. engineer I must confess I "actually unconsciously, reflexively, soil myself from just seeing the Snorkel tube extend and retract".
Snorks have frequent presence in my weekly rotation eventhough there´s a Vacumatic in my desk right now.
I keep a Sonnet flighter in the drawer for the more agressive environment found in field trips.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 14:58
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.
-- Marcus Junius Brutus
Posted 06 August 2012 - 20:00
Train Driver ( an engineer )
And thats only part of the problem.
Not all engineers are desk jobs, either travel or working in the field.
I cant use fp's in the field, because they dont write on a lot of surfaces so I have to use felt tip pens.
But my desk has, lamy, parker sonat, m800, twsbi 540 + 700, twsbi mechanical pencils, faber castle 2mm clutch pencil and sharpener, caran d'arche fixpencile...
Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:06
Hi all engineers!!! What is the ideal pen for engineers?
Speaking in broad terms, the ideal type of pen for engineers is a ballpoint. (Yeah, I said it! ) I enjoy using a fountain pen when I'm at my desk, but my pen is the last thing I want to think about when I'm working on the bench or in the field.
That said, the FP's I have found that are most suitable for work (as an engineer) are my pens with hooded nibs (Lamy 2000 & Parker 51) and my Pilot VP. The Lamy 2000's styling (simple, rugged, understated) and philosophy (form follows function) make it a great engineer's pen in my eyes. The Pilot VP beats every other pen in terms of convenience (with the retractable nib) and it looks pretty slick in matte black .
Posted 06 August 2012 - 23:26
Location = At my desk
Pen = Sheaffer Valor.
Location = Client meeting
Pen = Parker Sonnet in Sterling Silver Ciselé
Location = Clambering around dirty old power plant
Pen = Hero 616
Pen = Parker 75 in sterling ciselé
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:26
Looking for a Sheaffer Sovereign II Gray Pearl with an EF nib.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:49
Could people going "OMG ROTRING 600" please tell us why?
As an Engineer, my first thought was the RotRing 600. They are built like a tank and just look like an Engineers tool. (Especially when matched up with the Mech Pencil!)
Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:18
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Currently trying to sell a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise. PM if you're interested.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 08:38