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Obsessed Again In North Jersey Usa

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#1 Ambimom


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 18:53

My obsession with fountain pens began with a 25 cent Wearever circa 1954, but really took hold in junior high school when I purchased one of the first Parker 45 convertibles in 1961, which I still have.  


In the intervening years I've owned a lot of Parkers: 45, 51, 61, 75 and lost, replaced and repaired those a couple of times.  These were follwed by a couple of Scheaffer's, two Watermann's with 18K nibs (neither of which I like, and never use), a couple of Aurora's, Namiki, Cross, and Pelikans of various models and price points.  


My two favorites have been that Parker 45 and a Pelikan M200, until about two weeks ago.


I saw something online about the Pilot Metropolitan.  I hadn't bought a fountain pen in several years but why not I thought.  It was under $20.  And now I find myself utterly entranced again.  I am in love with this pen!  I've been glued to Youtube videos and pen sites ever since. I never realized that I could actually fiddle with my pens to adjust them to me.  


Who knew there are so many cheap pens that are so excellent and there are so many people online who also write exclusively with fountain pens. 


In the last 72 hours, I've purchased a Jinhao 450, Serwex 1362, and a Noodler's Ahab Flex based upon those videos and sites and the information I've learned.  I've also bought extra nibs and ebonite feed, and a pilot converter for the Metropolitan, and spent less money for all of that than I did for one of those Watermann's I hate!


 I'm looking forward to receiving each and playing with all of them.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 19:06

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 19:37

Welcome aboard.  I predict that there will be another Pelikan in your future. Maybe a M800 or even M1000-- what a nib!


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 04:40

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


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#5 Old Salt

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 05:32

LoL... Sounds like you're on a roll, and having fun. Welcome to the group.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 05:42

Hello from a fellow New Jerseyite.
Isn't it great when you rediscover a lost love ?
Please let us know how you like your new purchases.

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 08:19

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
Best wishes from Japan,

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 16:42

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 17:28


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 18:06

You're welcome to send those pens that you dislike to my non existing pen drawer, I don't mind one bit. :)


Welcome back to the world of fountain pens, and a warm welcome to FPN, a great deal of information is at your disposel.

List of fountain pens i currently owned: Pilot Metropolitan, TWSBI VAC 700

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 18:11


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 23:48

Welcome !  


You have experience with many of the same fountain pens that stained my background.  I, too, had several Parker 45's.  In college, I sat upon and destroyed several.  The final one was acquired just before graduation.  I still have it.  Parker 45's will last forever, if one does not subject them to "bum-crushing".   :lticaptd:

Write with joy.

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

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 16:15

Welcome to Pen heaven! I'm currently visiting USA and in Jersey City! It's a glorious day and I have just filled my Jinhao 159 white with Noodler's FPN Starry Night in the hotel room! I cannot wait to visit the Fountain Pen Hospital hopefully tomorrow and play!!
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:53

Another New Jerseyan! Hello, there! I'm now in CA as of this summer, but my heart remains in the East. I haven't had the pleasure of owning and using older fountain pens, but my Pilot Metropolitan was my first fountain pen and I like it a lot--super reliable, a great writer, and not bad-looking to boot! I'm really glad you've gone ahead and placed extra orders--let us know how you like those other pens when they arrive! :D

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 20:46

Welcome aboard.  When you are ready to get sucked into the land of ink, I'm your local enabler.  :)

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