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#41 visvamitra

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 08:09

I hate Lamy Safari design, I find Lamy 2000 interesting but too big. But there is also Lamy Studio - and I deeply enjoy this one. It;s the only Lamy fountain pen I like.

 

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#42 coppilcus

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 01:18

I guess it's feeling lonely...

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... hopefully it'll get a partner very soon. It's going to be frankenpen, thought, no way I'm paying 130 usd for a white Safari.

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 02:01

Picked up this beaut from German ebay for a mere £36! From all the markings, I believe it to be an early production 2000. Any other info would be great. It looks a bit grubby because these pics were taken as soon as I opened the package. It's cleaned up (with no rust-like oil on the clip) and looks as new now.
:)

 

 

I just saw this thread and noticed your question.  The one you show looks to be an early model, though not likely a first generation (1966-67).  The first gens have on the base of the barrel a white circle with a red L inside it, and the under side of the section should be imprinted with the nib size (mine says "BB", for example).  In a first gen the clip would not say "Lamy" on it, but the cap - like yours - would be imprinted "LAMY 2000 W. Germany".  Also, the base of the clip on a first gen is solid and a bit more angular in design, with a ball bearing holding the pen tight to a pocket (it looks like yours may have a ball bearing but I can't quite make it out from the photo), and without the notch near the top of the base as seen in your third photo.  And finally the nibs on the early models are generally marked 18k and often (always?) rhodium plated.

 

Some pics showing a couple of points mentioned above:

 

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:24

 

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Lovely picture I'd say!  :thumbup:


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 06:01

Here are my current inked up Lamys, I got another Vista that does support eyedropper filling but that's not inked up currently.

 

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My Pens/Nibs (inked/active): Lamy Studio/Vista/Joy (XXF slight-flex custom | 14k EF | EF | F | 14k M | M | B | 14k 1.1 custom | 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.9), TWSBI Diamond 580 (F | Pendleton BadBoy | Zebra G | F.P.R. semi-flex), Pilot Falcon EF, Penkala Vintage 14k semi-flex, Pilot Parallel (2.4 | 3.8 | 6.0)

I'm still looking for help/data/supporters/sponsors for my Ink Database - It already contains over 900 Inks but is still low on data about the inks except on the Inks I got myself or where I found nice data sheets. So Im looking for these: InkSamples mailed to me, Permissions to use InkReviews - preferable by people who have a lot of InkReviews online, InkReviews mailed to me so I can scan them, Sponsors that will help me to finance InkSamples, People willing to trade InkSamples (list of available Inks from me is available via PM request - please include available Inks)


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:49

I just saw this thread and noticed your question.  The one you show looks to be an early model, though not likely a first generation (1966-67).  The first gens have on the base of the barrel a white circle with a red L inside it, and the under side of the section should be imprinted with the nib size (mine says "BB", for example).  In a first gen the clip would not say "Lamy" on it, but the cap - like yours - would be imprinted "LAMY 2000 W. Germany".  Also, the base of the clip on a first gen is solid and a bit more angular in design, with a ball bearing holding the pen tight to a pocket (it looks like yours may have a ball bearing but I can't quite make it out from the photo), and without the notch near the top of the base as seen in your third photo.  And finally the nibs on the early models are generally marked 18k and often (always?) rhodium plated.

 

Alway worth searching FPN - this lovely page should tell you all you need to know:

 

http://www.fountainp...of-lamy-design/


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:07

Here are my current inked up Lamys, I got another Vista that does support eyedropper filling but that's not inked up currently.

 

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What's with bent nib? O_O


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:20

What's with bent nib? O_O

 

That's a bit on purpose, see here: 

http://www.fountainp...ted-to-floreat/


Edited by bardiir, 10 September 2014 - 13:20.

My Pens/Nibs (inked/active): Lamy Studio/Vista/Joy (XXF slight-flex custom | 14k EF | EF | F | 14k M | M | B | 14k 1.1 custom | 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.9), TWSBI Diamond 580 (F | Pendleton BadBoy | Zebra G | F.P.R. semi-flex), Pilot Falcon EF, Penkala Vintage 14k semi-flex, Pilot Parallel (2.4 | 3.8 | 6.0)

I'm still looking for help/data/supporters/sponsors for my Ink Database - It already contains over 900 Inks but is still low on data about the inks except on the Inks I got myself or where I found nice data sheets. So Im looking for these: InkSamples mailed to me, Permissions to use InkReviews - preferable by people who have a lot of InkReviews online, InkReviews mailed to me so I can scan them, Sponsors that will help me to finance InkSamples, People willing to trade InkSamples (list of available Inks from me is available via PM request - please include available Inks)


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:36

 

That's a bit on purpose, see here: 

http://www.fountainp...ted-to-floreat/

 

Like a Fude nib? O_O


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:38

Like a Fude nib? O_O

No, it's not doing any line variation based on the angle. Basically this is a 90° rotated stub or architect nib. It's useful for hebrew calligraphy or for western calligraphy when you need to hold the pen 90° angled, like lefties that do not reach around to come down from the top of the pen or as with this case hyper mobility.

 

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Architect nib

14k 1.1mm stub

14k flex


Edited by bardiir, 10 September 2014 - 13:47.

My Pens/Nibs (inked/active): Lamy Studio/Vista/Joy (XXF slight-flex custom | 14k EF | EF | F | 14k M | M | B | 14k 1.1 custom | 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.9), TWSBI Diamond 580 (F | Pendleton BadBoy | Zebra G | F.P.R. semi-flex), Pilot Falcon EF, Penkala Vintage 14k semi-flex, Pilot Parallel (2.4 | 3.8 | 6.0)

I'm still looking for help/data/supporters/sponsors for my Ink Database - It already contains over 900 Inks but is still low on data about the inks except on the Inks I got myself or where I found nice data sheets. So Im looking for these: InkSamples mailed to me, Permissions to use InkReviews - preferable by people who have a lot of InkReviews online, InkReviews mailed to me so I can scan them, Sponsors that will help me to finance InkSamples, People willing to trade InkSamples (list of available Inks from me is available via PM request - please include available Inks)


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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:53

No, it's not doing any line variation based on the angle. Basically this is a 90° rotated stub or architect nib. It's useful for hebrew calligraphy or for western calligraphy when you need to hold the pen 90° angled, like lefties that do not reach around to come down from the top of the pen or as with this case hyper mobility.

 

From top to bottom:

 

Architect nib

14k 1.1mm stub

14k flex

 

Ah, interesting. Didn't know that there was such a nib =)


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#52 bardiir

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 13:53

Ah, interesting. Didn't know that there was such a nib =)

There isn't - none of these exist in the lamy lineup - see the linked thread for more info  ;)


Edited by bardiir, 10 September 2014 - 13:54.

My Pens/Nibs (inked/active): Lamy Studio/Vista/Joy (XXF slight-flex custom | 14k EF | EF | F | 14k M | M | B | 14k 1.1 custom | 1.1 | 1.5 | 1.9), TWSBI Diamond 580 (F | Pendleton BadBoy | Zebra G | F.P.R. semi-flex), Pilot Falcon EF, Penkala Vintage 14k semi-flex, Pilot Parallel (2.4 | 3.8 | 6.0)

I'm still looking for help/data/supporters/sponsors for my Ink Database - It already contains over 900 Inks but is still low on data about the inks except on the Inks I got myself or where I found nice data sheets. So Im looking for these: InkSamples mailed to me, Permissions to use InkReviews - preferable by people who have a lot of InkReviews online, InkReviews mailed to me so I can scan them, Sponsors that will help me to finance InkSamples, People willing to trade InkSamples (list of available Inks from me is available via PM request - please include available Inks)


#53 dcpritch

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 14:32

 

Always worth searching FPN - this lovely page should tell you all you need to know:

 

http://www.fountainp...of-lamy-design/

 

Thanks for that reference to Brandon's amazing article on the Lamy 2000, one of the most comprehensive I've seen on any pen maker or model.  :thumbup:


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 09:46

I have 2 Lamy 2ks in M and BB nibs sizes, and an older Japan white and red safari which are missing from this picture.

The picture shows a store display which was a (mad!) impulse buy from ebay. I thought it would fit on a desk but it is very heavy and about 3 feet tall...

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:33

I have 2 Lamy 2ks in M and BB nibs sizes, and an older Japan white and red safari which are missing from this picture.

The picture shows a store display which was a (mad!) impulse buy from ebay. I thought it would fit on a desk but it is very heavy and about 3 feet tall...

 

 

Wow, that's what I call a display!! Nice collection BTW

 

Here's my month old collection so far...

 

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:32

Hi all,

 

First time here and I also have a liking for Lamy, especially the 2000 family. Here's my small collection which I've purchased earlier this year.

 

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From top to bottom: Pencil (0.7mm), fountain pen (M nib) and ballpoint (M16 refill).

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Thanks all and need more expertise for you guys here.  :D


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 14:42

I have 2 Lamy 2ks in M and BB nibs sizes, and an older Japan white and red safari which are missing from this picture.

The picture shows a store display which was a (mad!) impulse buy from ebay. I thought it would fit on a desk but it is very heavy and about 3 feet tall...

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mad??? very very cool!  haven't seen Lamy display cases before... looks like you're on track, except for the terra-c?



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#58 gammada

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 17:08

mad??? very very cool!  haven't seen Lamy display cases before... looks like you're on track, except for the terra-c?


The terracota is at the top level along with the Savannah isn't it?

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 17:15

Hi all,
 
First time here and I also have a liking for Lamy, especially the 2000 family. Here's my small collection which I've purchased earlier this year.
 
Thanks all and need more expertise for you guys here.  :D


Also new to this whole FP pen collecting, so welcome to the club. Lovely 2000 set you've got. Have any idea if the nib on your 2000 is as wide as that of the Safari's?

The 2000 series is the only one that doesn't shares nibs with the entire Lamy range.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 20:59

My Lamys so far .... I have my first ever Lamy Studio waiting for me at home after work today! I'm excited to compare the gold nib to the steel I'm used to.

 

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