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Cross Catalog From 1986 Online Somewhere?


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#1 FrMark

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:10

Once upon a time (1986) I received a Cross pen with a gold nib for a present, and the pen got lost very quickly, much to my dismay.  I still have the converter.

 

Is a catalog from that era on line somewhere? I'm trying to figure out what it might have been now that more than 30 years have gone by and if it is worth trying to secure an exact replacement (probably not, too many other interesting pens, but who knows).

 

Also, will a converter from back then fit current pens?  Current pens in office supply stores?

 

Many thanks!



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#2 MrThoth

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 13:41

Given that the main focus of my sprawling pen collection is the Cross Townsend, I keep copies of as much Cross advertising stuff as I can find, but old material like this is difficult if not impossible to find. 1986 predates PDFs and Adobe Acrobat (and many other forms of e-publication and storage that we now take for granted).

Of the catalogs I do have, the best I can offer you is the Cross UK 1987 catalog and price list. Unfortunately they're both far too large to attach here, but if you PM me with an e-mail address I can send them to you that way. Alternately, I believe that at some point I sent all my Cross e-catalogs to David Isaacson for his database of pen catalogs and related materials, so they may already be available online that way.


Edited by MrThoth, 07 February 2018 - 13:42.

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:06

Thanks Mr. Thoth, I will look for Mr. Isaacson on line.  meanwhile, I sent you a p.m.



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:59

I found the Isaacson website and database and I think I found my pen and I think my memory is faulty in that the nib was plated not solid gold.  A nice looking instrument and a bad loss, but I don't think I'm going to work too hard to find it's exact replacement.  I tend to be more of a user and maker than collector if I can help it.  At least fountain pens and tools to make them take up less space than large format cameras (one of my other loves).  Y'all folks are a lot of help, many thanks!








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