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Weidlich Bulb Filler
Posted 01 January 2018 - 21:01
Posted 01 January 2018 - 21:02
Pretty pen, and I'd not heard of that brand before.
www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany Info on Bock nibs
Semi-flex is an “almost” flex; not a ‘flex’ nib. It is great for regular writing with a touch of flair. It can give you some fancy; but it is not made for real fancy writing. For bit more of that get a maxi-semi-flex. Both spread tines 3X. Those are not "Flex" nibs.
Wider than Normal does not exist. Wider than Japanese does. Every company has it's very own standard + slop/tolerance. Developed from the users of it's pens and inks only; not the users or inks of other companies pens. Paper and ink matter to nib width. Thank god for 1/2 sizes or it would be boring.
Posted 01 January 2018 - 23:15
I own three O.E. Weidlich pens; an eyedropper filler, one exactly like yours except for color, and a desk pen. The eyedropper has a wonderful XXF flex nib that I enjoy using for correspondence. There isn't much out there regarding the history of Weidlichs but you can find a paragraph on the Richard's Pens website and I found the information below on the Pen Collecting For Anyone website.
O. E. Weidlich Pen Company was a pen manufacturing company in Cincinnati, Ohio; founded by Otto Emil Weidlich. He started business in 1889 and produced gold pen nibs, holders, stylographic pens, and fountain pens. The company closed in 1914, selling out to Betzler & Wilson of Akron, Ohio, which moved everything to Akron to expand its own production. O. E. Weidlich Co. formally dissolved in 1915.
It is interesting that you found a brochure from 1930 given the above information, unless there were two Weidlich Pen companies!
Edited by linearM, 01 January 2018 - 23:24.
Posted 02 January 2018 - 00:48
Im attaching a couple of photos of my favorite matchstick filler.
Posted 02 January 2018 - 23:39
Beautiful! What is the nib like. I keep hoping I will find another nib like the one in my eyedropper filler, but I don't think it is very likely.
I will have to ask one of the members of my pen club about the Weidlich pens. He is almost an encyclopedia if knowledge regarding pens and their history. I will pass along anything I find out.