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#1 Snargle

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 14:02

Mercedes Benz is running a commercial in this weekend's Super Bowl that prominently features a fountain pen. Is this a real model or just something cobbled together by the ad agency? Inquiring minds want to know... :rolleyes:

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#2 jar

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 14:31

Looks like a real pen, any of many similar ones though.

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#3 jbb

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 15:21

I've got some similar pens but drive a Mazda :headsmack: My picture was taken for another post about using fountan pens as dip pens so ignore the writing. I believe that style of pen was very early 20th century. Search Paul Wirt and you'll see some more.

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#4 Uncle Red

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 16:57

Who'd have thought the Devil was one of us? Cute commercial. That pen is probably one of the cheap no name models but they were made at lot's of price points.

#5 PAKMAN

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:40

Might even be a Pregnant Parker MOP Pen! A fellow Pen friend 'Mantiques' often provides the movie and television industry with real vintage pens to be used as props.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:36

Odd, I didn't have all that trouble back when I owned a Benz....
Get an Audi, and tell them you want a Pelikan 1000 for signing the dotted line.
Audi has a nice little V-8 my wife wants.The least they can do is throw in that Pelikan. :angry:

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Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X.  Those are not "Flex" nibs. 

 

Odd, how many who should know better, compares Japanese F (which equals EF), with Western F, with out a second thought, but do not compare Japanese B with Western B.

 

Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens only; not the users of other companies pens. The size you grind a nib to, is your standard only. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.


#7 paultyler_82

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:53

If I had to have a German car, it would be an Audi, MB and BMW are just too... cold and sterile.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:59

Very nice looking pen and a very snappy commercial...... :ltcapd:
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:44

To me untrained eyes..a
Dani-Trio Brilliante MOP with after market fancified cap..
Yup that's the ticket... .Beemers..are so cool..
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 17:01

Here's a photo....

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 00:06

Hi all. I came to this forum looking for an answer to this exact question. I think I found it on ebay.

1900s REGAL Eyedropper MOTHER of PEARL Gold Repouse Vintage Fountain Pen

http://www.ebay.com/...=item19d8c38131

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 00:38

Hi all. I came to this forum looking for an answer to this exact question. I think I found it on ebay.

1900s REGAL Eyedropper MOTHER of PEARL Gold Repouse Vintage Fountain Pen

http://www.ebay.com/...=item19d8c38131

:W2FPN: Welcome to FPN tuberaider. What a gorgeous pen. Are you bidding? I hope you win if you do.

#13 pienaar

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:31

LOL it sort of looks like a jinhao China Confucius :ltcapd:
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:42

I don't know about the rest of you but he can keep the car, I want the pen!!

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:57

Hi all. I came to this forum looking for an answer to this exact question. I think I found it on ebay.

1900s REGAL Eyedropper MOTHER of PEARL Gold Repouse Vintage Fountain Pen

http://www.ebay.com/...=item19d8c38131


Have to disagree with you--his has a full gold cap and gold overlay on the barrel;your
fleabay example doesn't have a gold cap and has mother-of-pearl inlay on the barrel.

I suspect it's a cheap knockoff.............


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