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#1 sharmangordon

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 16:27

Hello! I am delighted to find this site and resource! I am a certified Apple technician who has an appreciation for well crafted, hand made items. I recently acquired a Waterman Ideal 0512 ½ VP pen and it has piqued my curiosity. I am looking forward to learning about these pens and sharing what I find with others. Thank you!

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#2 DaveT

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 16:54

Hello and welcome from Indiana!


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 17:11

Welcome aboard from Charleston, SC.
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 17:46

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 18:24

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 18:56

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm glad you are here!


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 19:24

Welcome !  

 

It's a bit ironic that I am discussing pre-digital writing via laptop. I find writing by hand to be therapeutic , in our digital world.  

 

Fountain pen : 

Sharp stick on clay tablets.  Sharpened sticks with berry juice on scraped lamb skin, then papyrus.  For centuries, bird feather quill was used.  The metal quill followed.  Louis Waterman patented the self-regulating ink feed that we find on all fountain pens.  George S. Parker advanced the self-filling ink pen, that has a self-contained mechanism that draws ink into the pen reservoir.  Without moving parts, the fountain pen turns the ink flow on and off.  

(If my narrative is not 100% true, it ought to be ! :lticaptd:  )

 

It's a big fuss, just to achieve controlled leakage of ink onto paper.  


Edited by Sasha Royale, 09 May 2017 - 19:29.

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


#8 tbickiii

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 23:57

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


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#9 zaddick

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Welcome from the bay area.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 03:09

Hello! I am delighted to find this site and resource! I am a certified Apple technician who has an appreciation for well crafted, hand made items. I recently acquired a Waterman Ideal 0512 ½ VP pen and it has piqued my curiosity. I am looking forward to learning about these pens and sharing what I find with others. Thank you!

I might have a spare barrel for your twin cap.

 

You should come to a Pen Club or Posse at the far end of your BART line.


San Francisco International Pen Show - They have dates! August 23-24-25, 2019 AND August 28-29-30, 2020. Book your travel and tables now! My PM box is usually full. Just email me: my last name at the google mail address.

#11 PAKMAN

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:03

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#12 tgoto

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:05

Welcome from Orange County!
Dream, take one step at a time and achieve. :)

#13 Call_me_Tom

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:47

Hey from San Jose!

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 05:44

Nice pen!

 

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:11

Welcome welcome from a close neighbor in Martinez CA.

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:31

Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

- Winston Churchill

 

 


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:43

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#18 Chrissy

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 16:07

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:



#19 mr2txaggie

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:03


Welcome to the FPN.

Nice pen you have. I don't have any vintage Watermans, however, I have several modern ones and really like them.

Enjoy your stay here.

If your out-go is more than your income,

 

Then your up-keep.

 

May be your Down-falll!!!

 

 

 


#20 ac12

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:48

Check the Club section for announcement from the Pen Posse.

I "think" the next one will be on May 21, in Millbrae.

As FB said, it is a short walking distance from the Millbrae BART station.


San Francisco Pen Show - August 28-30, 2020 - Redwood City, California

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