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Vintage Osmiroid Need Help!

vintage osmiroid lettering set italics whattodo

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#1 TheAkwardNinja



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 14:45

I was given these nib heads recently by an old fellow friend of mine.  I was delighted, but I don't know what to do with them.  They are Osmiroid Fountain pen Lettering Set.  I have four of the original six italic nibs missing: Italic Medium Straight, B.2, B.3, and B.4.  I have no idea what that means.  The guide is missing.  What do I do?IMG_2009.JPG

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 15:17

They look like nib units which screw into the front of the barrel, hence their easy interchangeability in a calligraphy set.  I'm no Osmiroid expert but I suspect with a bit of research &/or help from others, you could locate a matching Osmiroid pen that'll accept the units.


Also I believe that some Esterbrook barrels will accept Osmiroid nib units, but I'm unsure as to whether your particular batch will fit the standard Esty.  However Esties are plentiful & inexpensive.

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 15:35

Those nib unit will fit the Osmiroid 65 and 75 pens as well as the Esterbrook J pens. In the History section of the Ravensmarch web site there is good information on the Osmiroid pens.

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