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Stories Of Pens

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#1 charleswhitehead


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 12:55



I am researching stories to do with pens in the hope of turning them into a book. All tales that are humorous, poignant or just plain interesting, would be welcome. With the World War in Europe centenary coming up  there must be stories from the trenches that European members might have that run in the family and there sure must be some fascinating tales from US members that they have heard that could be used. 


Contact me - Charles Whitehead at talesofmypen@gmail.com


I am a member of the UK based international organisation the Writing Equipment Society (www.wesonline.org.uk) and have sat for two spells on the Governing Council. 

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#2 jar


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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:51

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


My grandfather's pen told great stories like when the Swan and the Blackbird met in the Bird and Baby but none of them were really fit for gentle company.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:26

Hi! Welcome to FPN.   :)
I'm really glad you've joined us.


Have a good day,

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:36




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Posted 30 January 2014 - 14:59

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 15:53

Hi and welcome to FPN.


So you must have quite some experience with fountainpens as a boardmember of WES.


Hope you will share some of that experience here.







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Posted 30 January 2014 - 16:03

Welcome Charles.

It is an interesting project that you have taken on.
Looking forward to it.


#8 Sasha Royale

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 20:16

Beyond the atmosphere of  Earth, there is insufficient air pressure to push the ink of

a fountain pen or a ballpoint pen to the end, for reliable writing.  The American solution

was developement of the Fisher Space Pen, that used a sealed, pressurized ink cartridge. 

Russian cosmonauts used pencils. 


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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:36

Welcome !


That's an interesting project. I'll call it an innocent oversight for now....but us Aussies from Australia (& NZ) also played a part in the War. Reckon quite a few had FP's were working overtime writing letters back home....may well have pulled a few out when in hand to hand combat.


You might have to post your thread to maybe the Community sub-forum for attention of members (Moderators ??).


Happy researching.

thanks & best wishes,  Captain Nib

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 15:49

Welcome to FPN, Charles !

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