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#1 mitto

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:32

Here are a few of my monstrous Parker 45 nibs. Enjoy watching as well sharing pictures of yours.

Thank you.

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Edited by mitto, 17 February 2016 - 15:02.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:51

Congrats, the first and the last appear to be solid gold nibs?


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#3 mitto

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:55

Congrats, the first and the last appear to be solid gold nibs?


Thank you hari. And yes, the ones you mentioned are 14k solid gold nibs.

Edited by mitto, 18 February 2016 - 08:26.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:57

Those are big honking nibs.  What size are they?

The biggest I've got on a 45 is what is supposed to be an OM.  Although I'm starting to wonder if it's a OF in disguise....

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:03

Those are big honking nibs.  What size are they?
The biggest I'
ve got on a 45 is what is supposed to be an OM.  Although I'm starting to wonder if it's a OF in disguise....

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They are R, B and D nibs.
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Posted 19 February 2016 - 15:43

The biggest I've got on a 45 is what is supposed to be an OM.  Although I'm starting to wonder if it's a OF in disguise....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Here's a picture of an medium oblique (R code) next to a fine oblique (Y code) to compare.

 

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And a bit closer.

 

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Posted 20 February 2016 - 17:26

Here's a picture of an medium oblique (R code) next to a fine oblique (Y code) to compare.
 
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And a bit closer.
 
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So Y is fine oblique. Didn't know that.
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:15

Okay, people have now explained "R" and "Y" -- what kind of nib is a "D"?  I know that it meant something for Pelikan nibs (don't remember what OH) but what about Parker?  Same as on the Pelikan nibs, or something different?

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#9 mitto

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 02:29

Okay, people have now explained "R" and "Y" -- what kind of nib is a "D"?  I know that it meant something for Pelikan nibs (don't remember what OH) but what about Parker?  Same as on the Pelikan nibs, or something different?
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

As far as I know the D stands for Medium Stub nib. Others may correct me if I am wrong.

PS. Have just learnt that the D is medium italic.

Edited by mitto, 21 February 2016 - 06:08.

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 13:21

The Stub nibs are marked S and are quite rare

As you discovered - D is med Italic


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 14:11

The Stub nibs are marked S and are quite rare
As you discovered - D is med Italic



I think I have a few S coded nibs. But I would have to dig for them among my around hundred 45s.
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 15:48

I've got a Flighter (chrome end) which I had always assumed was a stub, but now see that it can't be - it's marked E. So if D is medium italic, would this be broad italic? 

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 16:08

I've got a Flighter (chrome end) which I had always assumed was a stub, but now see that it can't be - it's marked E. So if D is medium italic, would this be broad italic? 

 

John

 

Yes it is, and C is fine italic. I think the P45 stubs were just one size which is medium-ish, i.e. the S code; I've never seen anything suggesting Parker made other sizes classed as 'stub'.



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Posted 21 February 2016 - 16:50

Thank you for that. It is a very cursive italic, and a pleasure to write with.

 

Of course what is incredible now is just the huge range of nibs that were available on even quite modest pens.

 

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 16:50

Yes it is, and C is fine italic. I think the P45 stubs were just one size which is medium-ish, i.e. the S code; I've never seen anything suggesting Parker made other sizes classed as 'stub'.


hood, do you have the S coded 45 stub nib? If yes, may you show us?
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 17:21

I hate you all, owners of those marvels!

I mean, I envy you that much!

I prefer any calligraphic nibs, whenever the brands make them for a particular model, but I sadly own only P45 14K B, I have always wanted some of your wonderful nibs, but never found a source to purchase.

Will you please share where did you find them?

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 17:35

I hate you all, owners of those marvels!
I mean, I envy you that much!
I prefer any calligraphic nibs, whenever the brands make them for a particular model, but I sadly own only P45 14K B, I have always wanted some of your wonderful nibs, but never found a source to purchase.
Will you please share where did you find them?
plumista
Have I mentioned my deepest hate... oops! envy?


You would have to come to a 'dangerous-to-live-in country - Pakistan - to be able to acquire these nibs. These are found everywhere over here. Lol.

And yes, you did show your deepest hate for those of us having these dangrous / threatening 45 nibs.
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Posted 21 February 2016 - 18:08

You would have to come to a 'dangerous-to-live-in country - Pakistan - to be able to acquire these nibs. These are found everywhere over here. Lol.
And yes, you did show your deepest hate for those of us having these dangrous / threatening 45 nibs.


Khan, how is it that there are so many different kinds of Parker 45 nib's available in Pakistan ?

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 20:47

The tiny distribution of Monsters in my 45 collection include one each: W, O, S, and one marvel that I bought from Susan Wirth at the LA Show about 6-8 years ago.  She said it was made for/ sold in the French market.  It isn't marked but is a very sharp oblique italic.  One of the finest nibs I've ever used. It is a monster in a very different way than the context of this thread though.

 

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Posted 21 February 2016 - 21:29

Of course what is incredible now is just the huge range of nibs that were available on even quite modest pens.

 

Yes, and that's one of the things I love about the P45. There's as many nib varieties for the P75 but they go for two and three times the price.

 

 

hood, do you have the S coded 45 stub nib? If yes, may you show us?

 

I don't have an S so unfortunately I can't show you. I spotted one on a very ordinary P45 Classic a while back and could have it for a very good price, but in a rare (extremely) moment of sensibleness I thought how seldom I use my medium italic and so I probably wouldn't use the stub much either, and I didn't buy it. I have a touch of regret about that when I remember it from time to time.

 

 

I prefer any calligraphic nibs, whenever the brands make them for a particular model, but I sadly own only P45 14K B, I have always wanted some of your wonderful nibs, but never found a source to purchase.

 

It certainly did take me a while to find my Y and C nibs!

 

 

Khan, how is it that there are so many different kinds of Parker 45 nib's available in Pakistan ?

 

Or is it just that he has 800 pens!  ;)

 

 








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