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#1 FPbliss

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 05:01

Greetings all,
From sleepy river town between San Antonio & Austin. In full disclosure I've been lurking, learning & reading for a year.
I've always "liked" fountain pens but don't remember ever owning one until the mid 90's, it's an inexpensive green Sheaffer Jr, M steel nib that writes like a dream. Well it did, until I broke the plastic barrel last year. That led to an Internet search on trying to figure out how to repair it, which led me to y'all, eBay, and lots of sites with loads of lovely fountain pens that I now had to own. Somehow. Oh and inks.

Erm, lots of pens later...I'm now reading up to learn how to clean them properly and well, I joined because fountain pens! The site is great and I look forward to getting to know y'all!
Thanks,
Anna
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#2 northstar

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 06:40

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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#3 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 13:06

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

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 14:32

Greetings from Victoria. My family always spent a week in Wimberley during the summer at Rio Bonito Resort until last year's disastrous flooding broke the string. Hope you didn't have any losses.


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#5 Clancy

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 15:20

Hi Anna. Greetings from northern California and a warm welcome to FPN. Glad you've joined us; it's great to have you here.


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#6 PAKMAN

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 17:00

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


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#7 Wahl

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 19:46

Hi Anna, :W2FPN:



#8 Sasha Royale

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 20:14

Welcome, Anna !  

 

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This is the way I clean my cartridge fountain pens.  I got a rubber "earbulb" from the drugstore, and trimmed the tip until the rubber tube fit snugly over the pen section.  Then, I push water through the section and nib, in both directions.  I finish by blowing air through the section.  Clean and dry !  


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


#9 tbickiii

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 01:54

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


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#10 jar

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 15:18

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.


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#11 FPbliss

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 00:32

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome.
And a new (to me) method of pen cleaning!
Quote: Do the thing you think you cannot do - Eleanor Roosevelt. Song: Our House - CSN&Y or Madness





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