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Fountain Pen Birds, But Any Other Animals?


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#1 Greenie

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 23:42

OK. This is silly. And probably not interesting.

 

But I collect Mabie Todd, with all the bird names they have

And I also collect early Eagle pens - which are way more interesting than people realize.

And there are, of course, mighty fine Pelikan pens.

 

Are there pens named for animals that are not birds?

 



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#2 sidthecat

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:08

The only one I can think of is Pony.
Since fountain pens evolved from feathers, I suppose bird names are automatically evocative.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 02:13

Waterman, Sheaffer, Parker,

 

not to mention the Crocodile

 

eta: Zebra


Edited by praxim, 22 December 2017 - 02:22.

Anyone owning three or more working pens is in no position to disparage choices by others.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:06

Kaigelu



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 04:31

Greenie-

 

I have a few pens that are dogs but I don't think that is exactly how you want me to use the animal descriptor...


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#6 Greenie

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:02

Kaigelu

 

Had to look that up, but I liked it better that you made me work for it.

 

Waterman, Sheaffer, Parker,

 

not to mention the Crocodile

 

eta: Zebra

 

Interesting that the other animals all seem to be very currently modern Asian pens.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:10

Greenie-

 

I have a few pens that are dogs but I don't think that is exactly how you want me to use the animal descriptor...

 

 

Some pens that are dogs......     fpn_1513919395__dog_pen.jpg

 

 

And some dogs that are pens             fpn_1513919427__pen_dob.jpg



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:01

The Jinhao Shark pen.

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:10

The Rap-pen (made by Pelikan). Rappen is a term in German for a black stallion.

 

Unfortunately, I don't have one in my collection, so no picture by the hand. But see here: https://www.pelikan-...ppen/index.html

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 23:13

And of course the reason there are so many bird-related pens is that birds and pens go together ever since we started using their feathers as pens. Crow quills, swan pens, even bled over into the era of steel pens.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:44

And of course the reason there are so many bird-related pens is that birds and pens go together ever since we started using their feathers as pens. Crow quills, swan pens, even bled over into the era of steel pens.

 

And there's the word "nib" itself:

 

https://www.etymonline.com/word/nib


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Posted 26 December 2017 - 13:45

 

And there's the word "nib" itself:

 

https://www.etymonline.com/word/nib

 

"Nib" used to mean just the tips of the tines, especially in the early days of the steel pen, like the 1820's - 1840's when the whole steel part was called a "pen" and the long part was called a "handle" for barrel pens and a "holder" for slip pens. It wasn't until the fountain pen became more widely sold in the last decade or so of the 19th-century when just the tip of the whole was called a "nib" and the whole, including the body, was called a "pen." 



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 20:23

And so we've gone from having a bird in a pen, to having a bird in a pen. :)


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Posted 07 January 2018 - 21:27

Wyvern, if we count fantasy creatures as well.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:37

Wyvern, if we count fantasy creatures as well.

 

Thank you for teaching me something new!  I had no idea until I looked it up!  



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:15

Fun side thread. Thanks.

Love the sharks Amanda!  hadn't seen those.

 

Don't recall the brand, but but here were super cute Snoopy pens a couple of years ago. 

Had < to enjoy ( in full childlike merriment ) playing with those, then cheerfully passed along to a a FPN member's little one. 



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:20

Peter Pan could fly! Is he a man?, is he a bird? ...

 

Recently there was a Condor pen on E-bay too.


Edited by peterg, 08 January 2018 - 17:29.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 20:19

The Chinese seem to like animals as well as birds.  There are Crocodiles, Duke produces the Mako, Jinhao has the cobra and Dragon.








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