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#21 BikerBabeDK

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:34

Hello again everyone.

It seems like I've managed to get my hands on a small glass inkwell today.
It has got a round metal base functioning as an anti-topple device, fastened to the glass container with a threaded groove(english expression pls - anyone?).

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You can see the little groove at the bottom of the glass container here:

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And on the inside of the metal "skirt":

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I've been unable to find any kind of brand markings on it, so I haven't got any idea about how old it is, or where it comes from.
My guess is that it's a fairly cheap inkwell, but where it has been used, I don't know.
The lid is pretty worn:

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As you can see on the top photo, the "skirt" doesn't reach all the way down to the table, so I wonder if it has been inserted into something with the "skirt" resting on whatever the inkwell has been resting on/in.

Bottom of "skirt" witn glass container inserted:

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Bottom of lid:

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Hinge:

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Lid, top open:

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The threading thing on the "skirt" - pretty worn and beat-up:

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Groove in glass - pressed glass?

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Anyway, I hope that the little inkwell can be made to look somewhat okay again with a bit of washing and careful polishing. ;)

And I managed to find another no-name chinese fountain pen as well today.
The guy at the thrift shop was about to chuck it out when I stopped him and asked what he wanted for it.
He then gave it to me, because he thought the pen was just garbage.
And yes it's beat up and scratched pretty bad, there's bite marks on the cap and it definitely need some tender loving care, but I think I can make it look okay. It'll do just fine as a work pen, lodged securely in my work pants. ;)

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Guess it's a bamboo pen.


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Text on clip: ADIcorp CINET - whatever that is. Google is my friend. ;)

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And while I had the camera put and ready, I managed to find the Osmiroid nibs belonging to the pens mentioned earlier here:

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And some of my other dip pens - I guess most of these are old school pens:

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Plus this charmer here. I don't know what the materials are, but I love the look:

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That's it for now. ;)
Thanks for reading. :)

Edited by BikerBabeDK, 21 January 2013 - 23:08.


#22 BikerBabeDK

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:40

Hmm, it seems like I keep finding bargains at the local thrift shops.
Yesterday I found an old brass inkwell, but had to have it put aside for me as I didn't have any cash with me, and the shop didn't accept MasterCard.
Today I picked it up and went home and gave it a thorough polishing.
I got it cheaply as nobody want to buy brass items for the home these days, ad so the price is low.
It looks like it might be from the 1920's or 1930's, the glass bottle that's supposed to hold the ink is missing - guess it got broken once and was never replaced, so now I'm on the lookout for someone who can make me a custom replacement bottle, as I don't believe I'll be able to find such a bottle that'll fit perfectly into the little bottle holder thingy.

Anyway, here it is:

Before polishing:

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Bottom.


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After polishing:

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I can't find any maker's stamps on the thing, so I guess it's a fairly cheap model, but I'm not sure.
Anyway, I do think it's rather elegant, and so I'll see if I can get an ink glass container made for this.

#23 basterma

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:47

That is a neat collection. Now I want to get a new camera so I can get the Macro lens to take pictures of mine...

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 18:24

Wow!!! That is one beautiful collection, so many of them are just a wonder to behold!!!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 23:21

Basterma: Thanks, I can strongly recommend that new camera-and-macro-lens-thing. ;)

Brine: Thanks! ;)

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:36

Today's flea market haul - I was very very *very* lucky today! ;)

First a couple of inkwell/desk sets:

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Unfortunately the glass ink container is broken, but at least it's there. making it easier for me to hopefully find a decent replacement.


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Stained silver set.
The ink container is intact - and I do believe that this set will look great together with the silver filigree dip pen. ;)


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Helix fp.


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Helix fp.


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Helix fp.


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Hoover 772.


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Penol Senior.


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Dover fp.


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Penol Super.


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Parker Slimfold.


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Styb Spain.

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Cigar case, perfect for 3-4 fp's.


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Nice wooden box, perfect for fp's.

And finally today's best bargain:

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Mont Blanc 224. My first Mont Blanc. :)

Edited by BikerBabeDK, 03 February 2013 - 19:42.


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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:08

Be careful with that 224. The pointed part of the grip on the top side of the nib can have a stress crack starting at the pointed part. I have one 224 and it leaks ink because of the crack.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:34

Thanks for the heads-up, I tested the pen yesterday, and it works perfectly. ;)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 13:56

I loved your collection! Keep it up! Ink pot sets are enviable!Posted Image
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 21:12

I loved your collection! Keep it up! Ink pot sets are enviable!Posted Image
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Thank you very much, Abhik, I appreciate your kind comment. ;)
And don't worry, I will. :D
I mean: With all the wonderful pens and brands that are out there, how can I stop? ;)
At least I've got the advantage now, of my local thrift shops knowing that I'm looking for pens, desk sets, rocker blotters and such, that helps a lot.
And being easily recognisable (black mohawk haircut) helps a lot too. :D
I can recommend getting acquainted and asking regularly at the thrift shops and flea markets, it's not often that something interesting shows up, but it does happen. ;)

Edited by BikerBabeDK, 07 February 2013 - 21:14.


#31 coyotewhisper

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 21:54

Nice collection some interesting lesser known vintage pens, nice photography also.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 22:42

Thank you very much, coyotewhisper. ;) *curtsies*

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:44

Thanks for sharing your collection. That was enjoyable.

You asked about the English word for the the ink pot connection. You had it right. I would call it a threaded connection. The grooves are called threads, on both the glass bit and on the base.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:57

Thanks, N2theBreach, I appreciate your kind words and the input on the proper wording of the inkwell description.
I looked it up in my dictionary, but I still wasn't completely sure, since my english dictionary is fairly old - and I didn't know if people use a more recent phrase or what.
So I just wrote it and thought that if people don't get the meaning or something, they'll either correct me - or ask. ;)
But it was just right, and I'm happy about that. :)
Thanks again. ;)

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 23:19

Alright, latest flea market finds - and a solution to something that had me confuzzled...namely the little glass inkwell. ;)

Well - here's the solution...*facedesk* *rofl*

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And I've found out that the metal is pewter. So far, so good - but argh I felt *silly* when I realised that the "skirt" had been put on upside down! Bleargh! :D


Alright, silly mistakes aside, here's what I got today:

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Glass/brass/soapstone inkwell set.


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Steel or stained silver inkwell set, I'm not sure which.
But both glass inserts are there, and the set looks really neat.


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A simple office pen rack, in serious need of some loving polishing.
It's going to be interesting how it'll look once I get around to polishing it and put my dip pens on it. ;)


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Parker 51.


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Parker 51.


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Parker - unknown model, I'll figure it out. Thank God for the Parker Penography page! ;)


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Parker 17 M.I.D.


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Big Ben.


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Parker 21.


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Unknown pen. The cap has got the "Universal" film company logo on it.


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Unknown pen. There's no text anywhere on the pen, except for a tiny "Rolled gold" on the edge of the cap, and some letters and numbers that I can't read due to old dirt and ink on the nib. Once cleaned, it'll be visible.


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Liberty "kollegie-pen" - translation: dorm pen or college pen.


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Unknown pen. Text on cap band: Inoxcrom - Spain.


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Lamy 27.


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Another Sheaffer No Nonsense.


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Sheaffer No Nonsense.


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...and finally something which I've needed badly when hunting for fp's at flea markets and thrift shops. ;)

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 20:08

Alright...I think I got a very very very nice bargain at the flea market today...as far as I've been able to find out, this is a german 1935 Mont Blanc 234½ with the 100 series hourglass clip, but since I'm no MB expert, please correct me if I'm wrong.
I got it cheaply, so it was a true bargain no matter what. ;)

Here's the photos:

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The pen before cleaning.
It was a bit difficult to get it to suck up water at first when I cleaned it, but it got better, and when I rinsed it for the last time it held water nicely.
Which makes me think that the piston "seal" or whatever it's called, need a replacement.
I mean: I wouldn't wager a white shirt on it being able to hold ink properly. ;)


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Button cap.


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Cap.


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Nib.


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Cap detail.


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Button.


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So that's my second ever MB fp, and I must admit that I'm totally and unashamedly chuffed. ;)

Edited by BikerBabeDK, 10 February 2013 - 20:16.





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