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#1 madame_x

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:03

Hello everyone - I've been using your advice for months now, so I thought I should probably make an account and say hello!

 

I'm 16, and have been using fountain pens since I was eight, and had one of those fun kids' pelikans. I then had a Lamy safari, which I didn't like much, as it felt very unforgiving. I then had a jotter, but didn't much like that either. About two years ago, I wanted a nice fountain pen, and a lovely local man set me up with a Parker 65 Flighter, which I generally love, but recently someone dropped on its nib, denting it, and breaking off the pen clip. I used it despite the nib, but wanted it fixed, so looked up about pen fixing to see if I could do it by hand. I managed to get the nib fairly straight again, and it writes beautifully again now! But, whilst looking it up, I got hooked. I flushed out my parents' old and discarded pens and then had a go at identifying them, and found a Sheaffer Targa (which I don't have a converter for), and a Parker Arrow Flighter from sometime in the 80s(?). I used advice here, and some other youtube videos to make it wetter, and realign the tines, as I could feel it was scratchy on one side. 

 

I also found some with crisp italic nibs, but I really can't use those, so I haven't looked at them much - though I know there is a hole in the sac of one, so I'll be teaching myself to resac a pen soon, I think. I have also put a Faber Castell Loom on my christmas list, as, by now, I am completely hooked, but on a low budget.

 

So, in summary, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the advice you've already given out, and thank you for making me love fountain pens again!



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:20

Welcome to FPN from just down the road in Bury St Edmunds :).

 

Your Sheaffer uses Sheaffer's proprietary converter. It may have originally had a squeeze converter but the current piston converter is functionally equivalent. They're available at many specialist outlets.

 

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:57

Hello and welcome to FPN from a fellow Brit  :W2FPN:


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 13:21

Welcome, the Writing Desk in Bury St. Edmunds is worth a visit, as previously alluded to, and there is a pen show in Cambridge at the Doubletree Hilton hotel on 4th March which will blow your mind!


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 14:22

Greetings and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 15:41

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


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 16:49

Hello, madame_x.  :W2FPN:



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 16:52

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


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 20:00

Welcome !  

 

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 21:17

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. 



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 21:59

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 22:09

Hello everyone - I've been using your advice for months now, so I thought I should probably make an account and say hello!

 

I'm 16, and have been using fountain pens since I was eight, and had one of those fun kids' pelikans. I then had a Lamy safari, which I didn't like much, as it felt very unforgiving. I then had a jotter, but didn't much like that either. About two years ago, I wanted a nice fountain pen, and a lovely local man set me up with a Parker 65 Flighter, which I generally love, but recently someone dropped on its nib, denting it, and breaking off the pen clip. I used it despite the nib, but wanted it fixed, so looked up about pen fixing to see if I could do it by hand. I managed to get the nib fairly straight again, and it writes beautifully again now! But, whilst looking it up, I got hooked. I flushed out my parents' old and discarded pens and then had a go at identifying them, and found a Sheaffer Targa (which I don't have a converter for), and a Parker Arrow Flighter from sometime in the 80s(?). I used advice here, and some other youtube videos to make it wetter, and realign the tines, as I could feel it was scratchy on one side. 

 

I also found some with crisp italic nibs, but I really can't use those, so I haven't looked at them much - though I know there is a hole in the sac of one, so I'll be teaching myself to resac a pen soon, I think. I have also put a Faber Castell Loom on my christmas list, as, by now, I am completely hooked, but on a low budget.

 

So, in summary, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the advice you've already given out, and thank you for making me love fountain pens again!

 

Hello everyone - I've been using your advice for months now, so I thought I should probably make an account and say hello!

 

I'm 16, and have been using fountain pens since I was eight, and had one of those fun kids' pelikans. I then had a Lamy safari, which I didn't like much, as it felt very unforgiving. I then had a jotter, but didn't much like that either. About two years ago, I wanted a nice fountain pen, and a lovely local man set me up with a Parker 65 Flighter, which I generally love, but recently someone dropped on its nib, denting it, and breaking off the pen clip. I used it despite the nib, but wanted it fixed, so looked up about pen fixing to see if I could do it by hand. I managed to get the nib fairly straight again, and it writes beautifully again now! But, whilst looking it up, I got hooked. I flushed out my parents' old and discarded pens and then had a go at identifying them, and found a Sheaffer Targa (which I don't have a converter for), and a Parker Arrow Flighter from sometime in the 80s(?). I used advice here, and some other youtube videos to make it wetter, and realign the tines, as I could feel it was scratchy on one side. 

 

I also found some with crisp italic nibs, but I really can't use those, so I haven't looked at them much - though I know there is a hole in the sac of one, so I'll be teaching myself to resac a pen soon, I think. I have also put a Faber Castell Loom on my christmas list, as, by now, I am completely hooked, but on a low budget.

 

So, in summary, I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the advice you've already given out, and thank you for making me love fountain pens again!

 

WELCOME young lady to the place where you will learn about Fountain Pens from top to bottom,all you have to do is look through the Forums and you will find someone to help with your issue.FYI. type into Bing or similar The fountain pen hospital and have your name put on their list for their annual Magazine which is full of news about Fountain Pens. All of this is FREE.  If you are looking for very good F Pens then try Jinhao/.Baoer  they are affordable and very good to have in your collection.Trust Me. Oneill


Edited by oneill, 25 November 2017 - 22:13.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 09:31

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


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 09:13

Welcome enjoy, one so young is a joy to find FP  :W2FPN:


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 03:44

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC.
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