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#1 DrCodfish

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 19:43

... to there.

 

I recently purchased a beautiful NOS Parker 45, dark green, brushed stainless steel cap and farily flexy 14K gold nib, circa 1967.  I decided to ink and use it.

 

https://www.flickr.c...in/photostream/

 

I was a little dissappointed with how flexible this nib was.  I'm a lefty over writer and so the nib just does not work very well for me on my verticals (down strokes all).  A couple moths ago I sent a P45 with a big broad nib to Danny Fudge and had him grind it to stub.  It came back a terrific writer, this was peraps one fo the best FP investments I have made in quite a while (sometimes lucky trumps smart).  Rather than have my new pen languish in the box I'd like to get a replacement B nib and have it ground by Mr Fudge, with the hopes that this new pen iqwoould be as much of a joy to write with as the other.

 

Where can I turn to purchase a broad nib for the new P45?  I would be happy to trade the gold nib, it will never be of any use to me as is.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

 

PS Apologies for the Flickr link, I don't seem to know the secret handshake for posting pics, help there would also be appreciated.

 

Best,

Paul

 



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#2 RMN

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 19:57

The Flickr link does not show any photograph, just advertisements for their service.

 

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#3 DrCodfish

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 20:27

The Flickr link does not show any photograph, just advertisements for their service.

 

D.ick

Really?  That is strange, because when I click on it, a pic of the pen comes up.  I am really sorry, I am such a tech boob.  

 

How bout this?

 

https://www.flickr.c...02/14882101448/



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 21:11

Really?  That is strange, because when I click on it, a pic of the pen comes up.  I am really sorry, I am such a tech boob.  

 

How bout this?

 

https://www.flickr.c...02/14882101448/

This link works fine. Showing a black P45.

 

 

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#5 DrCodfish

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 21:22

Great, any idea where I might find a broad nib for the pen?



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Posted 04 September 2014 - 22:48

I think I have the pic thing figured out.

 

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 23:07

Paul,

 

Ernesto Soler (parker51.com) sometimes has B's available. I don't see any on his site at the moment, but he may have one he'd sell you.

 

Also check with Greg Minuskin (Gregminuskin.com) he may have one, but he will probably want to do the grind on it, too, (he;s very good).

 

Five Star Pens (Fivestarpens.com) has NOS steel nibs available for $12.00. As a fellow lefty, the stubbed steel nib should write no differently than a gold one.

 

Lastly, there's always eBay. Patience and Persistence Pays.

 

Good Luck, Clayton

 

P.S.-on the pic posting: At the bottom of the post window =More Reply Options scroll to the bottom where it says Attach Files. Choose file lets you find image file on your computer. Attach File lets you upload it, and Add File to Post lets you insert it into the post. Preview your post and you should see the image embedded in the message  :)


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#8 RMN

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 23:38

<snip>

 

Good Luck, Clayton

 

P.S.-on the pic posting: At the bottom of the post window =More Reply Options scroll to the bottom where it says Attach Files. Choose file lets you find image file on your computer. Attach File lets you upload it, and Add File to Post lets you insert it into the post. Preview your post and you should see the image embedded in the message  :)

Thats the quick and dirty pic-posting. However there is a maximum storage there of 50 MB.

 

For unlimited storage (only limit is a maximum picsize of about 1MB) use the UPLOAD tab top right of the page. It opens a new window where you can upload many pics and use in your posts later.

 

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 14:15

Thanks for the tips gents.  I knew there was more than one door into the secret room.  It's been a while since I've had any post worthy pics and I guess we have to change the protocols (flickr and FPN) every so often just because.  I have tried both of the methods you have mentioned but still had no success, I'll keep poking around just to keep my background frustration level in the warm zone.   I made my plea on the 'how to post a photo' thread and got some detailed hand holding there.  A tutorial would be nice but with so many different ways to be successful I suppose keeing that current might be a full time job. 

 

As for the nib, I had checked the 5 Star and Pendemonium websites but didn't see anything promising.  I have had Mr Minuskin work on a number of pens and I have bought a fist full from him, but I didn't think of him as  a source for spare nibs.  I am not sure if the nib that Mr Fudge worked over for me was gold or gold colored steel but since flex is not my friend, I don't have a strong position in the gold V steel controversy.  I will check with Ernesto, but would appreciate any tips if you come upon them.

 

Thanks again,

Paul

 

 



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 15:52

Pen Museum has P45 14ct B nib at £20. curator@penmuseum.co.uk  (I have no connection)


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Posted 05 September 2014 - 19:30

I think I saw a broad nib unit up on Ebay at the moment.  But I don't know if it got sold (there were two -- a regular broad and and an oblique broad -- from the same seller and one got sold).  No affiliation, other than I was watching the two listings myself.

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 19:51

I think I saw a broad nib unit up on Ebay at the moment.  But I don't know if it got sold (there were two -- a regular broad and and an oblique broad -- from the same seller and one got sold).  No affiliation, other than I was watching the two listings myself.

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Thanks Ruth.  I guess I may have to wade in to that morass.  I have made purchases on Ebay but I'm an Ebay klutz.



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Posted 05 September 2014 - 20:17

If you don't mind ebay try this link new old stock broad nib

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4acb21a170


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:59

Thanks Michael, that looks like just the ticket.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 20:37

Thanks Michael, that looks like just the ticket.

 

In fact, I ordered one of those nibs later that night.  I dragged myself home from a rather grueling road trip late yesterday, but took the time to stop by the village Post Office and to my surprise (I had forgotten all about this) there nestled among the bills and third class drek was the envelope with my new nib in it!  It is steel not gold but that is fine with me.  Now to bundle it up and send it off to Mr Fudge to work his magic.



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Posted 11 September 2014 - 21:35

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 05:05

Closing the loop;

 

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A great little pen.



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 13:44

<Sam Kennison in "Back to School">   I like the way you think.    <Sam Kennison in "Back to School"/>

 

Mine is ground from a 14k Medium.

 

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Edited by OcalaFlGuy, 17 October 2014 - 13:45.


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Posted 17 October 2014 - 13:48

PS; I think that Pendemonium still has the cheapest grind, about $25 + shipping back to you. 

 

Their nib tech, Letta, ground nibs for Sheaffer for about 35 years.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl



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Posted 17 October 2014 - 15:03

PS; I think that Pendemonium still has the cheapest grind, about $25 + shipping back to you. 

 

Their nib tech, Letta, ground nibs for Sheaffer for about 35 years.

 

Bruce in Ocala, Fl

 

Thanks for the tip, I will give them a try.  I've had nib work done by a whole bunch of folks and truth be told all of them have done good to great work.  I guess in some ways I'm a mongrel, I'm just interested in trying them all out.  Cost is a factor though and I would say Mr. Fudge and Pendemonium are in the same bracket.  fun stuff.







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