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#1 em_the_pen

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 17:18

Just got this adorable Gold Starry pen in the mail. Everything seemed practically pristine except the sac was completely obliterated. Took almost 3 hours to completely remove. Just ordered a new sac though so hopefully I can get it working soon.

I can't figure out what material it's made of. My current theory is celluloid due to the approximate age and gorgeous coloring. But I have no idea what camphor smells like so I can't definitively say.

I can't wait to use this pen!

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 17:25

Pics? It sounds adorable <3
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Posted 31 March 2018 - 17:44

Rub it with your finger and if you get a strong (maybe pleasant even) smell then its celluloid. It cant be hard rubber with that design. So if it has a strong smell its probably celluloid, as the otherbplastocs should not have a distinct smell (from whatever little I know - which is quite little).

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 23:01

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 03:41

Beautiful! Congrats!


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#6 GAtkins

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:49

Casein?  Keep it away from water.

 

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:42

And it’s a ringtop! What a beauty.

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:01

...But I have no idea what camphor smells like so I can't definitively say...


Hi Em,

Celluloid is a turpenoid-laurel based "plastic."

If your pen has a petroleum-like oily smell with a hint of rosemary... it's celluloid.

Enjoy your new pen... whatever it's made of. ;)


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#9 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 07:06

Just to follow-up...

...it helps if you listen to this while sniffing...




- Anthony ;)
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#10 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 10:14

Hi Em,

Just to follow-up... again...

Celluloid is a heavy off-gasser, so if the cap has been in place for more than a few hours, sufficient gas should have built-up inside the cavity... simply remove the cap and sniff inside it right away.

If it's celluloid... you'll know it for sure now.


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Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D

#11 mitto

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 06:59

I wouldn't sniff my pens. :)
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#12 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 15:25

This is true, Mitto... it can become addictive... why just this morning I was snorting two ebonite pens simultaneously like they were Vick's inhalers.

I think my circle might be planning an intervention. :unsure:


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#13 em_the_pen

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 17:44

This is true, Mitto... it can become addictive... why just this morning I was snorting two ebonite pens simultaneously like they were Vick's inhalers.

I think my circle might be planning an intervention. :unsure:


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 21:57

The vast majority of celluloid pens I have emit no odour at all.

 

I agree with you, it is celluloid, either hatched or barley stalk pattern (depending upon your preference for the term). It was very popular in the UK during the '50's but yours looks like a 1930's streamline Duofold copy.


Edited by peterg, 06 April 2018 - 21:58.


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 02:31

Anthony stole my thunder--I love the smell of ebonite.

Of my only two ebonite pens, I'm about to wear my Konrad out; the 52 is put away for safe keeping. :rolleyes:


I may not have been much help, but I DID bump your thread up to the top.


#16 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 22:23

I thought I was the only one!



Anthony stole my thunder--I love the smell of ebonite.
Of my only two ebonite pens, I'm about to wear my Konrad out; the 52 is put away for safe keeping. :rolleyes:


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At least I'm not alone. :D

It takes me back to my street racing days... nothing quite like a whiff of burnt rubber in the warm summer evening air. :cloud9:

Now, if I could only duplicate the exhaust fumes... :unsure: ... perhaps there's a good ink for that. :)


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Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D

#17 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 22:37

Just to follow-up...

...don't be a dope like I was...

DRIVE SAFELY. :thumbup:


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Please pray the Rosary daily. Thank You, St. Jude, for favors granted. :)

Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D





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