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#21 Ted A

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 14:00

My first was a Sheaffer school pen when I was 14. Unfortunately I went through several because the weren’t really robust enough to survive middle school
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#22 y_bauluck

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 19:17

My very very first fountain pen was a Reynolds. At that time didn't know much about fountain pen and there was not much choice either.

I am in the UK for shipping purposes.

#23 OwlHome

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 16:00

My first fountain pen was a Waterman student pen while I was an exchange student in France in the early 90s.  The French students saw my fascination with their pens and took me right into the shop to show me the display and insist that I buy one of the Watermans.  Sadly, I don't have any of them anymore.

 

Thanks for offering this PIF.  I'm located in the continental U.S.



#24 Jerome Tarshis

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 16:35

My first fountain pen came to me when I was a young child, and I'd guess it was a Wearever. That was an inexpensive and serviceable pen at the time, and at the age of seven or so I might not have known the difference between one Wearever model and another. 

 

My first pen worth remembering specifically was an Eversharp Skyline. It had a wonderfully lush nib. A sheer delight, although even as a child in the age of streamlining I thought it was perhaps too flamboyantly streamlined.

 

I live in the United States.


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#25 KingRoach

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 00:35

 

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To enter state what your first fountain pen was and I will be back in around a month or so to choose a winner.
 

 

 

My first fountain pen ever was a Diplomat, one that got broken by my dad as he was trying to glue a cracked barrel for me. I was young. I've kept the section until I left the country I was in. :(

 

I've searched the net up and down for it, for its model to find a replacement, and as of yet, have not been able to pin it down.

 

It was my only diplomat ever until today, and I'm still looking to get it back, even though I'm not sure it would be a perfect user pen for me today because I grew up and it was a slim model. :(



#26 luisbrudna

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:12

My first pen was a Parker Vector;

After:

- Sheaffer Sagaris 

- Parker Frontier 

and now a Lamy Safari. :-)

Small (and growing) collection.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:36

My first fountain pen was a MB Chopin. Unfortunately it was lost when my wife and i moved to our new house :(

 

Now i have another MB Meisterstück and a couple of others - including Lamy.


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#28 OdaNobuneko

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 23:31

Heya, greetings from New Zealand

My first fountain pen was a preppy, and that along with a pilot metropolitan make up my collection, Both of which were bought to sate my curiosity and used for school



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 16:00

What a kind PiF !  I am new here this morning,  as a chat friend in Germany linked me here.  She has reignited my fondness for fountain pens, which got sidetracked 30+ years ago when my former employer tossed some of my personal stuff,  including two or three vintage Parkers with right oblique italic nibs ground for me.  They also dumped  (or say they did) my antique marble desk set, including a pen holder and covered ink well and half-moon shaped blotter holder.  I had bought the Parkers from a woman named Fran, I believe, who had a fountain pen shop in the lower level of an office building in Minneapolis. Perhaps someone else here knows of her.  

 

In 3rd grade we got stick pens with removable nibs and ink and began to learn cursive. This would have been about 1949.  In 6th grade I had the first ballpoint pen seen in our South Dakota grade school. A year later, the first Magic Marker, a glass bottle with a felt nib inside a metal cap.  It might still be in storage.  Soon after Parker introduced the student cartridge pens, and I had a bunch of those.

 

When I got to college my Brother was using a Koh-i-Noor Rapidograph for musical notation and drafts of cuinieform characters in Mesopotamian clay tablets thousands of years old.  I got one for my own use, and it worked well.

 

I have used dozens of italic nib felt markers in the last two decades, but am primed to get back to fountain pens now.  My grandkids all live 700 to 2400 miles from me, so I would like to send them hand written notes to remember me by.

 

I am in the US.  Excited to be part of this community.   I feel like an old timer after fifty minutes!

 

 

Best wishes to all.  Thanks for this PiF.

 

 

veenk



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 17:36

My first fountain pen was a cheap plastic Waterman school pen in the early 1980s. It was much lower quality that a Pilot V (or Varsity) Pen is. I still have two of them that are fully functional, although the clip is broken on one of them.



#31 The Blue Knight

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 17:04

I will close this PIF on the 10th as I probably won't be able to post it any sooner.



#32 Qotg

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 19:33

This is such a kind PiF! My first fountain pen was a Conway Stewart Churchill, one my father thought wrote too fine for his tastes. It sadly got lost after a while, when I was getting home, (tfl is the worst sometimes with its issues coming up with accurate times to put on their site) it had said 10 to 15 minutes, but a five minute walk later, and I saw the bus coming up and had to take off running. I had only noticed it was gone after I was home.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 22:10

My first fountain pen was technically a Sheaffer NoNosense that i never really used. It was giving to me with a bunch of other stuff. The first one that i actually used everyday is a Lamy Safari. I'm from Quebec, Canada. 


Edited by PenInkPaperDraw, 07 December 2017 - 22:11.







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