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Gimborn, A Dutch Division Of The Pelikan Company

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#21 Juicyjones

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:50

That is a fantastic read. I really appreciate the amount of research you did.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 13:54

I too love the history behind the brand and the pens. I have been reading everything I can lay my hands on regarding Pelikan and your article is truly original and therefore a very valuable contribution. Well done!

Also, you have a very nice style of writing. Having spent years writing and marking research papers myself (alas not on fountain pens) you should be congratulated on that too.
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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:42

Thank you all for your kind words, they encourage me to continue my research on this brand.

It so happens that the original article had 2 errors. The first is that I wrote that the model 150 pen was named Major after 1956. That is not the case. Major was the name of the later cartridge filled pens. The new name for the model 150 Gimborn in 1956 was Master.

The other error is that I wrote that Gimborn started 2 ink factories in the Dutch Eastindies. I now found out that there was in fact a permit granted for a second ink factory in 1954, but this factory was never built.

In the version of the article that is online now these errors have been corrected.


Edited by Aborst, 05 October 2013 - 04:43.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 17:13

Thanks for this interesting well written article Allard !

Seeing the similarities between Pelikan and Geha pens I often wondered if there was a connection.

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 17:32

Nice investigating ´journalism'

As a dutchman I also liked the paperarticles...

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 22:46

Fascinating.  Thanks for posting. :)



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 03:44

I've had a lovely Gimborn for a number of years now (purchased from Rick Propas, actually), and it's one of my favorites. (It sits next to my Pelikan 300s and 140s - they're good friends). I had been trying to find more information about Gimborn pens in general for a while to no avail. Now I have returned to FPN after a work-related hiatus, and what do I find?! An entire article on Gimborn! What a wonderful surprise! (I should dig around and see what else I missed!!!!) To clarify, then - my pen is almost identical to a Pelikan 300 (except clip and nib), but apparently is a 150 (not a 300). Good to know. Of course, now there are even more pens to lust after collecting. :puddle:

 

Anyhow, to echo what others have said, thank you so much. :thumbup:


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:56

Thank you. This was very neat to read about.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:58

Gimborn 004.JPG

 

I have a Gimborn Piston fill pen (bottom pen on picture) which does not seem to be mentioned in any posts that I have seen. Any Ideas? It has a 14k fine nib and I use it regularly.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 14:49

Thank you for your feedback. You are right that this piston filler is not mentioned in the article. Thank you so much for adding the picture, I hadn't seen this model before.
When I look at the nib it is more proof of my suspicion that later Gimborn piston filled pens were made by Lamy (look here for a similar nib).

I'll send you a PM to prevent this topic from becoming a discussion topic but thanks again for your reaction.

 

Best regards from the Netherlands,

 

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Posted 12 January 2016 - 08:42

Hello all,

 

After my previous website crashed this article has not been available for some time.

 

Today I uploaded it again.

 

Best regards from the Netherlands to you all,

 

Allard


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Posted 03 January 2017 - 18:09

After my previous website crashed this article has not been available for some time.

 

Today I uploaded it again.

 

 

The article in the first post has a dead link. Where can I find this newer upload?


Edited by DougS, 03 January 2017 - 18:11.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 18:45

Really terrible news.

 

I'm very sad. Allard died in November 2016, much too young! 

 

In memory of Allard I'll host his lost article, you can find it here:

 

 

https://www.pelikan-.../De_Gimborn.pdf

 

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 19:32

Dear @Aborst

I'm very interested by your article.

Could you please repeat the link, this you wrote in your first post is no more valid ...



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 00:55

Dear @Aborst
I'm very interested by your article.
Could you please repeat the link, this you wrote in your first post is no more valid ...


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 00:55

Dear @Aborst
I'm very interested by your article.
Could you please repeat the link, this you wrote in your first post is no more valid ...


See the post before yours by Dominic.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:44

Dear @Aborst

 

 

Hi Marcin,

 

Aborst was the alias (user name) of Allard Borst.

 

https://www.mensenli...d-borst-7026495



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 16:49

Really terrible news.
 
I'm very sad. Allard died in November 2016, much too young! 
 
In memory of Allard I'll host his lost article, you can find it here:
 
 
https://www.pelikan-.../De_Gimborn.pdf
 
 
 
Dominic


So sorry to hear that. I hope there would be some measure of confort coming from the appreciation that his contributions had between the community.





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