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#1 PenThing

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:06

I have a Osmia/Böhler pen with a 14kt generic nib on it, of the "warranted" type, no name. However, the nib has a mammoth etched on it. I know I have seen this logo before somewhere, anyone can recognize it, please?

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:34

Obviously, a nib from the Pleistocene.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:00

Obviously, a nib from the Pleistocene.

 

Ha, shows how much you know about pens.

Definitely Pliocene.



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:58

But looks to be a Bison, not a Mammoth.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:01

+1 That's no mammoth. It's a buffalo/bison.  ;)

 

Mammoth = elephant with HUGE tusks  :D

 

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 15:14

So very funny...rolling on the floor... :rolleyes:

 

Now then, it seems the nib may be a Nichroma. Did they had also nibs in 14kt? For all I have seen is Nichroma steel or such, but no gold nibs.

 

My questions still stands, guys...irrespective of that animal being a mammoth, monkey, mongoose or mongrel of some sort... :lticaptd:


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 16:35

But looks to be a Bison, not a Mammoth.

So, the nib is made by American Plains Native Americans ?   Maybe not all.  I happen to have personal knowledge that the Lakota and Arapaho were strictly ballpoint pen Indians.  


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 17:30

Is that a nib we are talking about? Or animals or some black human species?

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 18:03

I believe a Bison nib was made in Pfordheim Germany....but that is more Bison than the couple I've seen here.

 

((("""The last wild European bison in Poland was killed in 1921.""""The Białowieża or lowland European bison was kept alive in captivity, and has since been reintroduced into several countries in Europe. They are now forest-dwelling."""))))

 

That is a poor drawn stamping,  the Bison Head nibs were better 'drawn'.

 

""""Very likely German. Here's a link to a similar pen with same nib and buffalo insignia:
Nichroma nib, buffalo insignia""" but link didn't work for me.

 

Slightly wrong info from back in the Dark Ages of 2008....."""I would love to know more, there's picture of Mammoth (which I think is logo of Osmia).........""

Osmia had a Diamond on the semi-flex nib or Supra on the maxi-semi-flex nib.......

 

I've looked for this before as have others......

 

The only resort is to contact 'Kaweco' a German member here who is a scholar of German Fountain pens from any where in and around Heidelberg.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 17:29

Thank you all !


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 19:56

I am looking to determine a similar nib, which was placed on a MB pen.

The owner now has rep[laced it with an original MB nib.

 

Now the question is: which nibmaker had the Buffalo or Bison as logo.

 

Niicroma is mentioned on a few places here on the forum, but afaik that is not a brand but the metal alloy it was made of

 

One finds Nicroma nibs without a bison on the internet.

 

Nicroma nibs WITH the bison have been seen on at least a Luxor pen and a SonnBlick pen.

 

So it must have been made by one of the many nibmakers active around Heideliberg (I suppose) in the interbellum or the middle of the last century.

 

 

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