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#1 KarenD

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 22:05

Hi: I've started collecting the Esterbrook J series to add to my mother's blue J from her high school years. However, this has now spread into the Waterman ink vue series (yikes!) as I have found two with a discount (an emerald ray and a Type two in a black and burgundy colour. I have no clue as to their condition and hear that they can be tricky to restore. Hopefully, the repair place I have found will have had some experience with them. What would be a good quality ink to use in my vintage pens? Many thanks for suggestions and I will post pictures of my pens when I receive them.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 23:28

Hi Karen and welcome to FPN

 

I can't help you with those pens, not familiar with them.

 

 

Ink is a rather personal matter, It's like: do you prefer Spinach or Endive.

 

Modern fountainpen inks (NOT drawing inks) will work in any pen.  Never use India ink in a fountainpen. It will clog the sensitive feed of your pen making it utterly useless.

 

Good luck inkhunting (did you visit our ink subforums???)

 

 

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#3 KarenD

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 23:55

Good to know -thank-you for the tips! I'll be sure to check out the ink sub forums, too :)

#4 Sasha Royale

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 00:00

Welcome !  

 

I love heirloom pens.  You are steward to your mother's pen.  Cherish it !  

The Esterbrook J pen can last 100 years.  (no proof yet.) Enjoy it.


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#5 PAKMAN

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:37

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#6 william2001

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:08

Welcome to FPN!     :W2FPN:

I am glad that you joined us today!

Please feel free to ask us anything about fountain pens and inks.

Please enjoy the forum,

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#7 Suji

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:19

Welcome to FPN! :)


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#8 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:33

Hi! Welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
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#9 Clancy

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 15:56

Hello Karen. Greetings from California and a warm welcome to FPN. It's great to have you here with us.


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#10 Scrawler

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 14:21

Hello and welcome. Nice to see the Ontario contingent growing. I always have an Esterbrook (Blue SJ) about my person. I recently had an Ink-Vue restored in Ottawa. They are difficult to do, and need special tools. If you are in the region near Ottawa, PM me and I will put you in touch with the person who has been doing my repair work.



#11 KarenD

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 16:24

Thank-you all for welcoming me! I have since done some research and thanks to feedback from members on the "what did I buy?" Forum, what I naively thought was an Ink Vue is more likely a Wahl Oxford in candy stripe green. I'm glad that I got it for half price, not being familiar with Wahl Oxford bulb fillers. Hoping to take it down to John Culmer of the Peel Pen Shop in London (I'm in Sault Ste. Marie) to see what he might advise and be able to do for it. Many thanks for the Ottawa reference - I will keep Scrawler's repair person in mind, too :)

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 18:00

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