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#1 tabata

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 23:52

I think I was nine when I found my dead grandpa's parker fountain pen. I never new what model it was and lost it before caring about it; but I remember the golden arrow on top of that machined-aluminum body, and I remember how that 'silver' nib amazed me. Moreover, it had an 'M' in a circle engraved on the barrel (grandpa's surname?); so personal, so mythic, so extraordinary. It was not the old pistol that was also there, in that old leather suit case of his, it was that fountain pen (can't avoid the tears just right now, sorry). Time passed and fp's remained a closet, postponed passion that I could not share with those careless friends of mine (did they also keep their passion silently for themselves?). Lately (couple years ago) it came back with renewed strength and this lasts months (I moved to a different country, started a new job and a new life) I decided to spend some time, money and ink to let it grow.

 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 00:29

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


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#3 PAKMAN

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 03:46

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


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#4 northstar

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 04:18

Hello and Welcome to FPN.

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#5 MalcolmH

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:13

Hello tabata... :W2FPN:



#6 Chrissy

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:42

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



#7 tbickiii

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 13:54

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


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#8 parkerwasmyfirstlove

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 14:04

Welcome from another Parker fan.

#9 Wahl

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 18:10

:W2FPN:



#10 Sasha Royale

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 21:35

Welcome, Tabata !  

 

Thanks for sharing your fond memories.  My collection includes several "heirloom" fountain pens from friends and family.  I, too, have many sentimental memories that relate to the fountain pens.  

 

Where are you located. ? What do you use for daily writing ?  


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#11 Joe in Seattle

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 00:46

You should be able to find the brother of that old Parker.
"how do I know what I think until I write it down?"

#12 tabata

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 01:18

Welcome, Tabata !  

 

Thanks for sharing your fond memories.  My collection includes several "heirloom" fountain pens from friends and family.  I, too, have many sentimental memories that relate to the fountain pens.  

 

Where are you located. ? What do you use for daily writing ?  

Hi Sasha, thank you and the rest for the warm welcome.

 

This days I'm using a Twsbi Diamond 580 as may daily pen, for which I have two nibs: a B and a 1.5 stub. The B is very smooth and performs very well, but the other one suffers from hard starts. I'm planning to tweak it a bit to see if I can make it slightly wetter. Although it would be wise to first try with some lighter ink to see if it responds better and I can avoid messing around O_o. Now it is loaded with J Herbin Rouge Opéra. Oh, and I also re-discovered mi Pilot Para//el pen; which was forgotten in a box. I have a lot of fun with it and its 3.8 crazy-wide nib.

 

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#13 tabata

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 01:19

You should be able to find the brother of that old Parker.

I'll keep my eyes wide open  O.O

 

:)



#14 estie1948

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 06:43

Hello and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you decided to join us. I wish the very best of luck in your hunt for "that Parker". Please don't be shy about asking any questions that occur to you or sharing any opinions. I hope you enjoy your stay with us.

 

-David (Estie).


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#15 inkstainedruth

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 15:23

You should be able to find the brother of that old Parker.

 

I was just thinking the same thing.  Have a look at the parkercollector.com website.  There's a page link called "What model is my pen?" and it has pictures of various models (often in multiple colors).  You may be able to see what you remember your grandfather's pen looking like.  The amount of information that Tony Fischier has accumulated on all things "Parker Pen" is just staggering.

I generally recommend that new people click on the "View New Content" button when they log in.  That gives a good overview of topics.  Don't do what I did when I first joined FPN -- read every topic in the Parker Forum.  Which back then (about 4-1/2 years ago, was 175 PAGES of threads....  :headsmack:  (It's even bigger now....)

And don't be afraid to ask questions -- even if seventeen other people have already asked the same ones before.  There will be someone who will try to answer them.  I have never run across a forum so giving of their time and knowledge, and love of the subject.

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Posted 04 July 2016 - 16:39

New myself so welcome







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