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#1 whichwatch

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 21:08

 

 

 

 

The Central Ohio Pen Club held our regular monthly meeting this past Sunday with the theme “Our Goodies from the Ohio Pen Show”.  Everyone shared their prizes with the club, after which we played with each other’s pens and ink and had our usual good time.  Talk about a diversity of interests!

 

Rather than blab about it, I’ll focus on the pictures of everyone’s treasures, with just a few words of narration.

 

Before I start, let me mention that our next meeting (Sunday December 10) will be “Demonstrator Day” and will feature a presentation by renowned collector/dealer Howard Edestein who will join us from Cleveland to share his collection of Demonstrator pens with us.  Details are at the end of this post.  Now, on to the pens!

 

Jack bought an Edison Herald with an 18K gold nib in a most attractive acrylic

 

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Elie found a super cool safety dip pen with a disappearing glass nib.  It is from Occupied Japan (1940’s to early 1950’s) and features an ink reservoir.  The nib is extended and retracted by turning the knob at the end of the barrel.

 

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Nikolaos shared his Aurora Superna in original box from the 1930’s.  Apparently he has already sold or trade this for something better, though I’m not sure how much better pens can get.

 

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Brandon won one of the doorprizes at the show – a Bexley that was from a special edition produced for FB Fountain Pens Group reaching 10,000 members

 

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Bonita landed two beauties at the show along with a Franklin Christoph Penvelope 6.  I didn’t catch the brand but I think at least one was a Laban.

 

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Erik showed the group the coolest lever operated pencil from the 1920’s as well as a Conklin Spencerian in outstanding lapis celluloid

 

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Denise joined us all the way from Dayton, and managed to talk her husband into driving her!  She also opted for celluloid, this a Platinum 3776 in koi.

 

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And continuing with celluloids, Rick loved his Lapis Visconti Voyager from the 1990’s so much he found its sister in a much more rare coral color.

 

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Gary’s Mabie Todd desk pen was a gorgeous jade color

 

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Roy landed this Montblanc 74 at the show’s auction

 

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Andy bought a Striped Duofold.  I wish the lighting allowed me to capture its full beauty

 

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Lisa found a Franklin Christoph Model 02 with a Tibaldi celluloid finial which unfortunately doesn’t show up well in my picture

 

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Dan’s Parker Duofold clone by made Empire

 

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Frank found a Wing Sung dual use Fountain Pen/Ball Point all in one pen.  Now THAT’S efficient!

 

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Jessica, our ink lady, further increased her stash

 

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Doug found a Sheaffer Snorkel in its original box.  The pen had a Sheaffer price sticker of $15.50 and a retailer sticker from Famous Barr Company of $8.97  He didn’t tell us the 2017 price.

 

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Elizabeth found the sweetest Wahl ring top pen and pencil set in original box.  At least, it was the sweetest until she also showed us her Swan Mabie Todd Moire with hand done inlay, shown just below the set.

 

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After Elizabeth showed us her lil’ darlins, Nikos produced the opposite end of the extreme.  It is a 1970’s Japanese eyedropper made of cocobolo by Eisube Sakai.  Rick also had a pen from the show of cocobolo (by Ryan Krusac), but after Nikos whipped his out Rick suffered a severe case of pen envy and at that point quit taking pictures

 

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I have one more picture of a pen and owner I didn’t write down.  I didn’t want to skip anyone so here is someone’s beautiful mottled red pencil.  Perhaps it is Erik’s lever filled pencil that left me so captivated I failed to take notes?

 

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Look like fun?  The only thing missing is YOU!!!  Come on out and join us!

 

Next meeting will be Sunday December 10, 2 to 4 pm at Columbus Metro Library Northern Lights Branch, 4093 Cleveland Ave., Columbus

 

The Theme will be “Demo Day” and special guest Howard Edelstein from Cleveland will join us to share his collection of Demonstrator pens.  If you’ve got ‘em, bring ‘em.  We hope to see you there!

 

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#2 CraigN

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 00:35

What a lovely group of pens.  Thank you for sharing photos.

 

Regards,

Craig

 

P.S.  Looks like a nice group of pen people as well!



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:22

So, I am a total fountain pen newb. I make kit and kitless pens. I am going to start making more kitless fountain pens, but I don't know desireable traits and characteristics for fountain pens.

 

Would I (and maybe my wife) be welcome to come and meet everyone as well as learn? I have little to no knowledge of nibs and different filling systems either.

 

Fortunately I live close (in Lithopolis) so I might be able to make this meeting. 

 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 03:45

So, I am a total fountain pen newb. I make kit and kitless pens. I am going to start making more kitless fountain pens, but I don't know desireable traits and characteristics for fountain pens.

 

Would I (and maybe my wife) be welcome to come and meet everyone as well as learn? I have little to no knowledge of nibs and different filling systems either.

 

Fortunately I live close (in Lithopolis) so I might be able to make this meeting. 

 

Lewis

Yeah, definitely. There's a huge variety of vintage and modern pens out there and they are well represented in our group. I would suggest checking out the different materials and filling systems (modern nib units are very standardized). I'm not sure if there are any pen turners in the group, but several members are very knowledgeable about restoration, vintage pens and materials.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 04:01

Mainly I'd like to get feedback on some things and learn. I'd like to get some hands on time with a piston filler.

 

I understand that letting someone write with your fountain pen who doesn't use fountain pens is not a good idea, so I don't want to acutally write with one, but rather see the mechanism work in person and see how it operates and is built! 

 

I'm familiar with cartridge and convertor. I'd also like to see a button filler.

 

I'm fortunate in that I have a pretty large collection of vintage cellulose acetate, cebloplast and casein, so I am good there!

 

Lewis



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:26

 

I understand that letting someone write with your fountain pen who doesn't use fountain pens is not a good idea, so I don't want to acutally write with one, but rather see the mechanism work in person and see how it operates and is built!

 

That statement is not necessarily true.  I run an insurance agency and I give my fountain pens to clients to sign paperwork with.  No problems yet and been doing it over a year.  In fact, most usually take a bit more care with them.  Either way, I have no problem letting someone who is interested in fountain pens write with mine.  Granted, I probably wouldn't start you with my rare Waterman 100 Year or my Visconti, but I can bring a Sailor, a vintage Sheaffer Triumph, or a Parker 51, or a 3 tined music nib, plus a couple of piston fillers to the next meeting for you to try out without any fear you'd harm them.  And I would bet everyone else who goes to next month's meeting and read's your post would make you the same offer.

 

C'mon!  Join us.  Share some pen stories.  Pick our brains and we'll do the same with you about what you're trying to do :)


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:04

 

That statement is not necessarily true.  I run an insurance agency and I give my fountain pens to clients to sign paperwork with.  No problems yet and been doing it over a year.  In fact, most usually take a bit more care with them.  Either way, I have no problem letting someone who is interested in fountain pens write with mine.  Granted, I probably wouldn't start you with my rare Waterman 100 Year or my Visconti, but I can bring a Sailor, a vintage Sheaffer Triumph, or a Parker 51, or a 3 tined music nib, plus a couple of piston fillers to the next meeting for you to try out without any fear you'd harm them.  And I would bet everyone else who goes to next month's meeting and read's your post would make you the same offer.

 

C'mon!  Join us.  Share some pen stories.  Pick our brains and we'll do the same with you about what you're trying to do :)

 

Sorry for the thread Hijack BTW!

 

Good to hear! My wife and I will try to make it. I'll make a pen to bring for critique as well.



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 14:45

Looks like I forgot to mention at the end of the picture report that we welcome new members.  There is a link on our website where you can add your name and email to our emailing list and you will be notified of upcoming meetings.  Or just PM it to me and I'll add it for you.

 

Visit our website:  www.ohiopens.org

 

See us on Facebook:  Central Ohio Pen Club



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 16:22

Nice photos!  Totally drooling over that Conklin.  Congrats to the person who got one of the door prizes (I never win stuff like that  :(, although I did recently get one of the runner up prizes in the Spin-Off Magazine's 40th Anniversary sweepstakes  B)).

And to the person who got the Laidtone Duofold, the blue is my FAVORITE color on those.  What's the nib on it?

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 16:46

Wow, what a great haul of pens! Just gotta love pen club meetings!


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:10

Rick, yes, the lever operated pencil is Erik's.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 00:37

Nice photos!  Totally drooling over that Conklin.  Congrats to the person who got one of the door prizes (I never win stuff like that  :(, although I did recently get one of the runner up prizes in the Spin-Off Magazine's 40th Anniversary sweepstakes  B)).

And to the person who got the Laidtone Duofold, the blue is my FAVORITE color on those.  What's the nib on it?

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It's an EF arrow nib. You're right that the color is stunning. Quite the craftsmanship on those old pens








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