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#1 shamwari

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 22:02

Hi there

I enjoy using a fountain pen although it's getting harder at work with computers taking over and offices going paperless but I'm making a point now of using one for making notes wherever possible as my handwriting tends to be better with a fountain pen compared to a ball point.

I've a fairly random mix of pens, my favourite pen (because it was a gift from my wife) is a Cross Apogee Sable Herringbone and I've also got a Waterman Executive (stainless steel), my late Father's old (discoloured) Jade Green Parker Duofold Streamline (I think 1930s era - a very smooth writer), 3 Black Parker 45 CTs and a Black 45 Classic (all relics from my schooldays in the 70s), two Parker Falcon 50s (Flighter and Matte Brown) - I love the idea and looks of the integral nib, a Daniel Hechter and my latest acquisition, a 4th quarter in 1950 Parker "51" Aero-metric, Black with a Custom cap, which I got to match my Father's "51" ball point, and which writes beautifully.

I'm currently keeping my eye open for an early Parker 61 as I'm intrigued by the capillary filler.

I came across this site a few weeks ago and I'm now having great fun trawling through all the threads.

Best

James

Edited by shamwari, 21 February 2018 - 22:11.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 22:55

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



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 23:40

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:52

Hello James and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 



#5 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:56

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


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

- Winston Churchill

 

 


#6 tbickiii

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:17

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


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#7 mitto

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 12:30

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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#8 shamwari

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 21:33

Thanks for the welcome OCArt, jar, Chrissy, Henricum_Tropen, Thomas and Khan.

I like the Churchill quote in your signature, Henricum_Tropen. I hope the drought breaks soon, Cape Town is a lovely city, had my honeymoon there after getting married in Zim where I grew up, although I was born in Malawi.

"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier." -- Leo Szilard


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 08:48

Hello and welcome to FPN.


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#10 PAKMAN

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 15:15

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


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 16:42

Welcome, James !  

 

Bless you and your father's Parker Duofold.  Someone here has the address of the Parker Pen identification site.  I have fun using it   (leaving few items for your girlfriend).  :rolleyes:   


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Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#12 Wahl

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 19:57

Hi James   :W2FPN:



#13 shamwari

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 14:37

Thanks for the welcome Northstar, PAKMAN, Sasha Royale and Wahl. It's good to be here.

Sasha - If you mean the Parker Pens Penography site, yes it's a mine of information on all the various versions and definitely great fun to look through.

"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier." -- Leo Szilard


#14 Pen Nut

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 23:03

Hello and welcome to you from 'down South' in Manchester :) 


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Posted 25 February 2018 - 07:21

Hello, and welcome aboard to FPN. 



#16 Herrjaeger

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 18:31

Welcome aboard, James, from Charleston, SC.
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#17 shamwari

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 20:01

Thanks for the welcome, Pen Nut, TurboPen and Mike.

 

Pen Nut, when I saw your safe door avatar it brought to my mind pictures of the early computer built at Manchester in 1948 by Alan Turing and others!

 

Best

 

James


"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier." -- Leo Szilard







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