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Cadillac By Tropen?

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#1 grainweevil

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 19:00

Hopefully my educated guess is correct in attributing this to Tropen, and thus I'm posting in the correct place! 

 

Got this given to me at Christmas, and finally got around to posting some pics in the hopes that someone can tell me something about it. The cap, I suspect is from a Waterman (and pretty beaten up at that), but the rest of the pen appears to be in mint condition. Feels surprisingly well-built, the nib being the only thing that lets it down a little; it's one of those pinched together tips. Only markings are the "Cadillac" on the barrel, and "Dauer Feder 1" on the nib (which is what lead me here to Other European brands). Syringe filler (is that the correct term in this instance?), and funky inlaid metal design on the hood. I know its value is likely the square root of zero, but I haven't quite been able to bring myself to ink it up yet; it's so clean and shiny!

 

If anyone can tell me anything at all, I'd be fascinated to know. Thank you muchly.

 

Cheers, Al

 

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#2 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 04 March 2015 - 20:27

A Tropen should have a Tropen nib....and in Lambrou's book they only show Tropen with a 'normal' nib and  section....and as of '89 only made piston pens, not c/c....but that was up to '89.

 

I don't see why they would go funky, with the section..nor go to a 'clone P-51' front.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#3 grainweevil

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Posted 05 March 2015 - 08:33

Okay, thanks Bo-Bo - so no hooded nibs by Tropen ever? Unfortunately I have zero reference books on pens at all, so I was going solely on the use of the Cadillac name without being able to find an actual image of one.

 

Ah well, I'm still open to ideas of who did make it, or anything at all about it. Anyone? (To avoid confusion, it's not C/C - the syringe/plunge filler is part of the pen)

 

Cheers, Al



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 18:59

Oh dear, no one? I had such confidence that the good burghers of FPN would immediately steer me in the right direction. Ack, it'll have to go with my unidentified orange overlay as "Unknown To Penkind". Heigh ho. Thanks for looking.

 

Cheers, Al



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 18:06

Hi Al,

 

I know that this post was from the dim and distant past, however I have just got into collecting pens and came across a similar product to yours (currently in bits) picked up from a charity shop today.  If you are still after information on this pen, let me know.

 

Cheers,

 

Ian



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 18:24

Hello Ian, welcome aboard and thank you for the offer of info. What ya got? :D

 

I really should have updated this thread with what I subsequently discovered, that it seems it's one of many incarnations of what is commonly referred to as an Italian School Pen. I've since acquired another variation on the theme (marked G.A.P Self Filling), through no fault of my own, and once you have your eye in they crop up quite a bit. 



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 20:58

If it writes well, then you are OK. I have lots of 'no name' pens....luckily they write well.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 






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