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#21 gweimer1

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 18:08

My job here is done....

 

This one is the prototype I got at the Ohio Pen Show this past year.  The trim is sterling, and even the nib has no stamp on it.



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#22 RedRinger

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 15:47

 

Thank you for making my point.  :wacko:

 

What IS that clip? That material? That incising on the band?????  And what's with a blank nib??!!??

 

Evil, I tell you, evil!!

 

(of course, I have a 447 dipless set coming that I've never seen before either, so I'll be sure and contribute to the evil once it's here)

 

 

My job here is done....

 

This one is the prototype I got at the Ohio Pen Show this past year.  The trim is sterling, and even the nib has no stamp on it.

 

 

Evil evil evil!

 

I'm on my way to the Philly show and I'm not buying ANYTHING. Seriously. 

 

*hmph* *crosses arms*

 

 

yeah right...



#23 pen2paper

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 18:28

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I'm on my way to the Philly show and I'm not buying ANYTHING. Seriously. 
 
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Yeah that "historian" gene is hardwired. Requires pulling the engine block & specialist tools ;-)

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 13:23

[quote name="RedRinger" post="4154279" timestamp="1547308044"]
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I'm on my way to the Philly show and I'm not buying ANYTHING. Seriously. 
 
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Yeah that "historian" gene is hardwired. Requires pulling the engine block & specialist tools ;-)

Be sure to show Us your treasures!

 

Actually I only bought a bottle of royal blue Quink to match the red bottle I used for my 10,000 word project (http://www.fountainp...erry-christmas/)

 

It was cheap at 15 bucks for a FULL bottle of ink that is probably 60-70 years old and still beautiful.

 

I saw a stunning bottle of brown Sheaffer's Skrip that stated on the cap "The Successor to Ink" and it was only 10 bucks with some ink still in the bottle...and I circled around, and would you guess what....

 

Sumgai bought it. Foiled again! Every show he gets me....



#25 Tom Heath

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 19:27

Thanks for your  story and photos

 

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to gather  a few   please see photos

 

The  pens shown in the binder are actually displayed in a Vintage Parker Salesman Sampler folio

 

The Dollar Dr set  actually is fitted with a  frosted nib

 

Hope you like 'em

TJ

 

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 13:32

Thanks for your  story and photos

 

Over the years I have been fortunate enough to gather  a few   please see photos

 

The  pens shown in the binder are actually displayed in a Vintage Parker Salesman Sampler folio

 

The Dollar Dr set  actually is fitted with a  frosted nib

 

Hope you like 'em

TJ

 

 

Wow TJ, thats a great collection! The Dr set is truly awesome. 

 

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Posted 16 June 2019 - 19:00

Great thread nice pens WoW!


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 20:54

Another example of a Dollar Demi black jewel set.

 

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And a Waterman set with thermometer case. The wear on the case and what looks like a replacement clip on the pen suggests that this was not a gift left in the back of a drawer.

 

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Fun thread. Great story. Thanks. Been chasing an Este green jewel for years.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:21

Amazing collections and thank you for posting. :)


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:39

Hi Estycollector-

 

Thanks for bumping up this interesting topic, which I had not seen before. I loved reading the OP’s history of the nurses’ pens. How cool and functional that the color of the jewel indicated the color of the ink, as was required for the medical record keeping of the day.



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Posted 18 January 2020 - 13:25

Amazing collections and thank you for posting. :)

 

 

Hi Estycollector-

 

Thanks for bumping up this interesting topic, which I had not seen before. I loved reading the OP’s history of the nurses’ pens. How cool and functional that the color of the jewel indicated the color of the ink, as was required for the medical record keeping of the day.

 

 

Hey! OP here...thanks for the continued interest : )

 

As a medical professional who's been taught throughout my training by many an older nurse, I experienced lovely opportunities while learning about these pens to discover some nursing history that simply isn't as well-documented or written about as other kinds of history. I've gone back to talk to some of the nurses I'm still in touch with, and they were delighted to see someone fascinated with a part of their profession that has gone by the wayside with modern tech. 

 

I'll bashfully admit that last night I put the finishing touches on a second full set of these pens, even including a white purse pen with white jewels (because why the heck not) to take with me to the Philly pen show, to show anyone who will listen : ) I'll post pictures soon. The challenge with these pens is that because they're white, their color variations and time-wear seem more obvious than for other colors. Getting a set that looks like it belongs together, or sometimes even a pen that matches its cap, can be tough!!

 

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 16:33

 

 

 

 

Hey! OP here...thanks for the continued interest : )

 

As a medical professional who's been taught throughout my training by many an older nurse, I experienced lovely opportunities while learning about these pens to discover some nursing history that simply isn't as well-documented or written about as other kinds of history. I've gone back to talk to some of the nurses I'm still in touch with, and they were delighted to see someone fascinated with a part of their profession that has gone by the wayside with modern tech. 

 

I'll bashfully admit that last night I put the finishing touches on a second full set of these pens, even including a white purse pen with white jewels (because why the heck not) to take with me to the Philly pen show, to show anyone who will listen : ) I'll post pictures soon. The challenge with these pens is that because they're white, their color variations and time-wear seem more obvious than for other colors. Getting a set that looks like it belongs together, or sometimes even a pen that matches its cap, can be tough!!

 

Matt

 

Thank you, Matt. I am sure we all look forward to your photos. 


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 21:37

So nice and uplifting to check in here on a  semi regular basis

 

:  )


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Posted 29 January 2020 - 02:48



So nice and uplifting to check in here on a  semi regular basis

 

:  )

 

So happy to make you happy!

 

As promised, here are the Ladies... with a white-jeweled purse pen thrown in for good measure (because why wouldn't a nurse...carry one in her purse?)

There is a white dented-jewel pencil I coulda had in an auction a while back... woulda made a nice even six. *Sigh*

But I love them, and use them, as they are.

 

Cheers,

Matt

 

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#35 Estycollector

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 10:21

Very nice and thank you, Matt. 


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