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How Do I Contact Mr John Sorowka (Oxonian)

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#1 bfalzon

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 21:04

Dear All

 

I am looking for advice on how to contact Oxonian or someone with similar expertise in the UK or Ireland. I recently came across a Lamy 2000 review by Brad Dowdy which mentioned a problem with the nib where one tine extends further than the other. I have the same problem with mine and am seeking to get this corrected. In addition, I have an Amber Parker Duofold where the ink flow from the nib is too high and would very much like this adjusted.   
 
Any help would be much appreciated. 
 
Regards
 
Brian


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 21:33

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  Did you try a PM and email?


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#3 lurcho

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 22:57

How about one of those massive Klieg searchlights that Commissioner Gordon uses to summon Batman?

 

Naturally, you'd need to modify yours so that it projects, say, a nib shape against the clouds over Oxfordshire, rather than the bat shape that comes as standard.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:32

I can not but notice that simple questions are answered in some sort of language code that mere mortals do not understand. :)


Edited by Zoki, 24 February 2016 - 09:36.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 11:16

I can not but notice that simple questions are answered in some sort of language code that mere mortals do not understand. :)

 

What's so hard to understand?  Email = email; PM = David Cameron (at least in Britain ;) ).  



#6 View from the Loft

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 13:15

I can not but notice that simple questions are answered in some sort of language code that mere mortals do not understand. :)

 

I think that the humour in post #3 was lost, possibly due to a language barrier?

 

Post  #3 did actually answer the question that was asked (how do I contact?).  Perhaps the OP might have been better served by asking for the contact details for John Sorowka?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 17:21

In the interest of maintaining some privacy for Mr. Sorowka, I PM'd the email address to the OP.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 20:04

In the interest of maintaining some privacy for Mr. Sorowka, I PM'd the email address to the OP.

 

Where's the fun in that?!? I was starting to enjoy the obliquity of this thread almost as much as I enjoy the broad obliquity of nibs!

 

Cheers,

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 23:43

I suggest considering attending a UK pen show next one is Cambridge in March and I understand John will be there.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 15:55

Maybe someone could ask him if he really minds having his contact details a little more accessible, because it seems like we have these "How do I contact Oxonian?" threads pretty regularly, and they always get a PM response that just means the next person who wants to know has to ask all over again. Quite frankly, it gets old. Even a jpeg of the email addy written out in pen as a response would solve most of the queries (given a search), while avoiding unwanted spam to Mr Sorowka's inbox.



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 14:24

We are working on a nib smith list as we speak.

 

BTW, if you need a nib worked on in Europe, you could always contact undersigned as well :).

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 20:31

I'm new here. Can someone help me or PM me some contact details (email, address or link?) for John Sorowka? I live in North London and hope to attend the next available pen show but I'd like to contact him about repairing the nibs on my Parker 75 pens... Thanks



#13 da vinci

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 21:49

Rumour has it Oxonian will be at Lichfield Guildhall this Sunday. But DONT tell anybody ;) :)

#14 lurcho

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 00:36

I don't really believe that John Sorowka exists.

 

I reckon he's just a mythical being, or an urban legend, like Father Christmas, Spring-Heeled Jack, or Johnny Fartpants.

 

And I say that as one who has had pens fixed by him.



#15 View from the Loft

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:21

John is usually at the London show as well. His contact details can be found on this forum by using the search forum, but I make it easier by sending a PM to the enquirer.

I refuse to make it easier for spammers by posting his email address publicly, and given that not everyone has English as a first language, methods for defeating spammers may also defeat the genuine.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 20:16

I don't really believe that John Sorowka exists.

 

I reckon he's just a mythical being, or an urban legend, like Father Christmas, Spring-Heeled Jack, or Johnny Fartpants.

 

And I say that as one who has had pens fixed by him.

 

 Some say .......



#17 Aristosseur

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Posted 21 June 2016 - 23:17

Hello, I'd like someone to forward me his contact details as well, thank you.



#18 View from the Loft

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 07:32

Hello, I'd like someone to forward me his contact details as well, thank you.

 

PM sent



#19 grainweevil

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Posted 22 June 2016 - 17:22

Aaargh!!!!!  :gaah:



#20 ThePsychiatricStuntman

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 20:16

Hi guys

 

As predicted: could some one send me Oxonian's contact details also?

 

 

Many Thanks

 

 

David





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