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#1 RandiSue


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 22:12

Hi Everyone,

I have inherited a bunch of beautiful pens and I have been spending time trying to learn more about them.  I'm looking for guidance in the right direction for details.  I love reading about the facts and what to enjoy about each detail of the pen, along with the history.

I attached a picture of one group I have been trying to learn about.

Most of these are Levenger since I have been trying to understand why the black and silver have Levenger printed but then the clip has rOtring?  Are these L-tech pens?

Also, the set of 3 larger Levenger don't look like the other regular size Levenger pens.  I really like these and I want to know more.

Before I go further, I know I need to post this in another area.  Where do I need to post my questions?  I have more brands I want to learn about.

I have really enjoyed what I have read so far.  I'm looking forward to learning more about my collection.


Edited by RandiSue, 21 May 2017 - 22:31.

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#2 Chrissy


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 22:14

Hello and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 22:49

Welcome from sunny Palm Bay FL :D

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#4 empi


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 22:50

Welcome and greeting  :)

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 00:38

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

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#6 pearlcaron


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:03

Welcome.....hope you can get your questions answered.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:24

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

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#8 jar


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 11:46

Welcome home.  Pull up a stump and set a spell.  Levenger does not make pens but often rebrands pens under the Levenger name.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:08


Welcome to the FPN.

There is a plethora of information/knowledge here at the FPN. If you are having difficulty finding answers to certain questions, just post an inquiry in the forum that covers the subject matter. Members are quite willing to share their experiences and knowledge.

Enjoy your stay here.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 14:46

Greetings and welcome to FPN.

Edited to add:
Posting your enquiry in the the 'Fountain & Dip pens - First Stop' sub forum may help you getting information on your pens.

Edited by mitto, 22 May 2017 - 14:51.

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#11 Sasha Royale

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 14:52

Welcome !  


How wonderful that you have been chosen to cherish these heirlooms !  From whom have you inherited them ?   


By the types of some of the instruments,  I think part of the source was a person, who drew, or was a draftsman.  Do some of the pens have a "stylograph" point, rather than a fountain pen nib ?  Rotring literally means "rot ring", which translates to "red ring", hence the trademark.  


The silver instrument might have a "clutch", that opens and closes, when the button is pressed. 

If so, it would "clutch" , or grasp, a length of pencil lead, and is not a pen after all.  


I look forward to learning from the answers that are coming, and from the discussion that follows.  



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#12 Wahl


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 16:26



5,6,7 from left to right are Rotring.

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 17:09

Welcome! You will find many knowledgeable enablers here! Beware the contagion to accumulate MORE pens, ink, and paper!!

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 00:01

Greetings and welcome!



...The history, culture and sophistication; the rich, aesthetic beauty; the indulgent, ritualistic sensations of unscrewing the cap and filling from a bottle of ink; the ambient scratch of the ink-stained nib on fine paper; A noble instrument, descendant from a line of ever-refined tools, and the luster of writing,
with a charge from over several millennia of continuing the art of recording man's life.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 15:10





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Posted 23 May 2017 - 15:24

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#17 Lexus77


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 21:33

Welcome to our warm nook of the internet, where you can share this beautiful hobby with good and friendly people. Or as we say in low Saxon: Mooi a'j dr bint! (Good you're here.)

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:54

Hello and welcome to the Fountain Pen Network. Glad you have joined us. You, having joined us, make us better. This is now your place as much as it is ours. Please don't be shy. Ask all the questions you have and don't hesitate to state your opinions.


Levenger offers many good quality pens made for them by different manufacturers. That means your search for answers to your questions may be a bit longer than if they were labeled by a different manufacturer. Don't give up. Try posting your question and pictures in the forum for first fountain pens and dip pens. I wish you very good luck.


I hope you enjoy your time here.


-David (Estie).

Edited by estie1948, 27 May 2017 - 07:55.

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