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#81 mehandiratta

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 07:05

 

Thomas

When I bought it I was told it was a prototype and I assumed it is since the larger cap does not seem to have any real function; it looks like an extension for a desk pen (I have seen many German pens with an extension to use it as desk pen).

There is no imprint on the barrel

I have two other Kaweco in the same material. One has an imprint Kaweco in the barrel and the other one Helios 696, almost identical except for their imprints.

The feed are the same but the nibs of these two are Garantiert Kaweco Pallad.

I appreciate your feedback

 

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wow these look lovely and have been kept in pristine condition...

I hope these can be resurrected some day


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 19:18

An early Kaweco - analogue of american Caw's pen...



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Posted 28 November 2016 - 21:14

Here my latest Kaweco acquisition 

 

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it is a button filler and on the barrel it is imprinted "Kaweco Luxe', I have not other informations, although I assume it is a pre-WWII pen.

 

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 06:39

Kaweco Classic Sport in Burgundy Color. I have ground the stock bold nib to medium stub nib and writes the way I want it to.

 

The lovely ink in use is KWZ IG Turquoise Ink  and writes super wet and has an amazing shading properties on Fabriano Ego Paper

 

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 05:17

Sport Safety № 9, not easy to find, but I already have one:


Edited by Parcival, 29 January 2017 - 05:19.


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 20:42

Thank you for this wonderful thread with many great Kaweco pictures and information. I have a few Kawecos and one of them, a Kaweco Dia 805 with OBB 14 k nib is one of my favourite writing pens. But here I'd like to show and share something that is way less common than a Dia 805. This is a Kaweco Special 32 M:

 

 

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I got this pen NOS and according to my information it was first introduced in 1932. There is a scanned 1932 catalogue on a previous page, which shows exactly this model. However, it is most likely that my version was produced later, maybe around 1940 because it has a bi-colour steel nib instead of a 14 k gold nib. This is a button filler and fully functional.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 22:00

My in comparison rather modest collection of Kaweco pens.

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 15:36

Thank you for this wonderful thread with many great Kaweco pictures and information. I have a few Kawecos and one of them, a Kaweco Dia 805 with OBB 14 k nib is one of my favourite writing pens. But here I'd like to show and share something that is way less common than a Dia 805. This is a Kaweco Special 32 M:

 

 

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I got this pen NOS and according to my information it was first introduced in 1932. There is a scanned 1932 catalogue on a previous page, which shows exactly this model. However, it is most likely that my version was produced later, maybe around 1940 because it has a bi-colour steel nib instead of a 14 k gold nib. This is a button filler and fully functional.

Gorgeous celluloid! Love the cap crown, too.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 18:04

I like this thread, some more Kaweco to keep it going…

 

# 604 Safety with a 402 14 car. Gold nib

# 615 Safety with a Morton No 7 nib

# 662 Safety with a Morton No 2 nib

# 781, Lever Filler, with a Kaweco Gold Pen 102 14 Car nib

 

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 22:56

Kaweco 603.G - Johann Faber for french market - 12.6 cm., Nib: Daniel's - gold pen - 18 karat - 06, Germany, 1910's

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 14:49

Here's some photos of the beautiful Metallic Purple Sport I was able to obtain, thanks to fellow FPNer DebbieOhi.

Words can hardly describe how lovely it is. Worked out of the box, too, no adjustment needed.

 

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close-up showing the shimmery iridescence (color is lighter from the flash)

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#93 OMASsimo

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 20:13

Gorgeous celluloid! Love the cap crown, too.

 

I also love the colourful play of the material but I'm afraid it's not celluloid. Most of the coloured pens were made of other materials because celluloid is very difficult to work with. The crown is nice, too, and it has the Kaweco logo as a metal inlay. I probably should add a photo of that one, too.

 

I like this thread, some more Kaweco to keep it going…

 

# 604 Safety with a 402 14 car. Gold nib

# 615 Safety with a Morton No 7 nib

# 662 Safety with a Morton No 2 nib

# 781, Lever Filler, with a Kaweco Gold Pen 102 14 Car nib

 

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They are all lovely but the 662 is truely stunning. I think Kaweco used the crown to indicate their top models in the early days.

 

 

Kaweco 603.G - Johann Faber for french market - 12.6 cm., Nib: Daniel's - gold pen - 18 karat - 06, Germany, 1910's

 

Very nice, too.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 21:10

I love Kaweco's this is my current edc, a copper liliput which a F 14k gold nib. It writes perfectly!

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 21:18

 

Thomas

When I bought it I was told it was a prototype and I assumed it is since the larger cap does not seem to have any real function; it looks like an extension for a desk pen (I have seen many German pens with an extension to use it as desk pen).

There is no imprint on the barrel

I have two other Kaweco in the same material. One has an imprint Kaweco in the barrel and the other one Helios 696, almost identical except for their imprints.

The feed are the same but the nibs of these two are Garantiert Kaweco Pallad.

I appreciate your feedback

 

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Those are just sooooo gorgeous!  :)



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 21:20

Here is a couple of Kaweco Elite pens from the 1950s in an appopriate environment. :) It really is a couple because the diamond striped one is a 582G ("lady size") and the black one is a 585G ("normal size"). Nibs are KF and OF, respectively, both fabulous writers.

 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 22:19

OMASsimo, the 582G has a beautiful barrel and the image taken with a Rolleiflex as a background is just the best image possible...

 

I am sure they are wonderful writers, thank you for the images... Enjoy them !



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 20:42

Since last November, I've carried around this diminutive, stainless steel Kaweco Lilliput, along with either a Rhodia # 13, #14 & occasionally a #16 writing pad.  

The Kaweco leather carrying sleeve makes sure that the cap will not unwind in the bottom of my small Fjällräven shoulder bag.  There is just enough room inside this bag for writing supplies, a knife, a phone & a few personal items.

(For years I have lugged either a briefcase or backpack.  Now a light shoulder bag is really all I need.)

 

The Stainless steel version of the Lilliput looks a bit more industrial than the rest of this pen series.  I prefer its heavier weight over the aluminium versions.  On the steel pens the cap threads seem to be cut sharper.

Even with a very small hand like mine, gripping the section while writing is quite constricting.  But if I grip the Lilliput a little further up, by its cap threads (on the barrel), I get better balance & greater control of the pen.

 

Lilliputs are not designed for extended writing sessions.  Perhaps a couple of A5 sheets of writing can be completed in relative comfort.   I mostly use this pen for taking short notes, lists, & writing cheques.  My ink of choice is Pelikan's 4001 blue/black cartridges (providing some water resistance).

This Lilliput is fitted with a 14c B stub (almost a CI) that I borrowed from one of my Kaweco Dia2 pens.  A similar gold B nib-unit is now at Pendleton's workshop, to be made into "stubbier" & wetter writer (to match the dry Pelikan ink).

 


*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14c. H-B "M" BLS (PB) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c. (factory) "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 20:50

Here is a couple of Kaweco Elite pens from the 1950s in an appopriate environment. :) It really is a couple because the diamond striped one is a 582G ("lady size") and the black one is a 585G ("normal size"). Nibs are KF and OF, respectively, both fabulous writers.

 

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These pens are lovely,  but the Rollei takes the cake.  :wub: 

It was trough a TLR (a Yashica) that I was introduced to photography, way back in the 60s. 


*Sailor 1911S, Black/gold, 14c. 0.8 mm. stub(JM) *1911S blue "Colours", 14c. H-B "M" BLS (PB) *2 Sailor 1911-M Burgundy/gold pens: 14c. 0.6 mm. "round-nosed" CI (MM) & 1.1 mm. CI (JM) *Sailor Pro-Gear Slim Spec. Ed. "Fire",14c. (factory) "H-B" *2 Kaweco SPECIAL fountain pens: 14c."M" "B",-0.5 mm & 0.7 mm stubs (PB) *Kaweco Stainless Steel Lilliput, 14c "B" -0.6 mm. stub (PB) *Montblanc 254, 14c. "BB" (1.1 mm?) flügelfeder factory stub

#100 OMASsimo

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 22:11

Thank you for the comments. I should have known that the Rollei takes away attention from these lovely Kawecos. Well, I couldn't resist anyway because what else could symbolize a couple in the 50s better than this?  But I cheated because the Rolleiflex 3E was made in 1964. I guess that only die-hard experts would know. And, it's actually loaded with film because I still use this old gem, like I use all of my vintage fountain pens (and cameras). :) I don't like old stuff sitting on the shelf uselessly.

 

Now back to the actual subject. Yes, both are excellent writers. I frequently use the 585G as a pen for corrections and thus filled with red ink. That's even visible in the last picture because I did a sloppy job cleaning it before I took the pictures. The 582G also has a marvelous nib, a soft semi-flex (look at the long tines!).

 

I learn a lot here about current Kawecos. I'm totally ignorant of those because I like the vintage ones too much. And fortunately, those are still much underrated (pssst, don't tell anyone...).







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