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#21 Dmact

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 21:41

@LobsterRoll Im actually relearning how to write using spencerian as my starting point. Calligraphy is more drawing meaning i can learn a new script in a day or two, but handwriting is a more automatic movement and relearning that is fuuuuun (not) lol

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#22 Misfit

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:41

@Lobster Roll
I just put off purchasing the italic nib. I bid for a pen with that nib, and got it for close to what the nib might cost alone.

As for lever filling, dip pen in ink, lift lever, release lever. Lever squeezes the sac, then when released ink is drawn into the sac. Wait a few seconds, remove pen from ink source. I bought an Ink Miser in clear, and it lets you see the ink level going down.

Is this my first enabling? Well team enabling? It might be! I hope you like the pen.

Edited to add that I love italic and stub nibs. They make handwriting look better. Now if you write small, then these nibs might not be for you. I tend to write the size of the lines, but I have proven to myself I can write small with a 1.1mm italic nib.

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#23 LobsterRoll

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:19

@LobsterRoll Im actually relearning how to write using spencerian as my starting point. Calligraphy is more drawing meaning i can learn a new script in a day or two, but handwriting is a more automatic movement and relearning that is fuuuuun (not) lol

Ohh. I've been trying to improve my handwriting, but not systematically, so it has not progressed far. Spencerian is beautiful. Can hardly imagine the effort involved in relearning your handwriting. Good luck :D



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Posted 24 August 2019 - 01:21

@Lobster Roll
I just put off purchasing the italic nib. I bid for a pen with that nib, and got it for close to what the nib might cost alone.

As for lever filling, dip pen in ink, lift lever, release lever. Lever squeezes the sac, then when released ink is drawn into the sac. Wait a few seconds, remove pen from ink source. I bought an Ink Miser in clear, and it lets you see the ink level going down.

Is this my first enabling? Well team enabling? It might be! I hope you like the pen.

Edited to add that I love italic and stub nibs. They make handwriting look better. Now if you write small, then these nibs might not be for you. I tend to write the size of the lines, but I have proven to myself I can write small with a 1.1mm italic nib.

Sounds like a good deal on the italic nib. Experiences like that make me appreciate my purchases more. I've been venturing and trying some stub nibs! They do not seem to make my handwriting look better. But I like using them, and if I adjust, I can make my handwriting look acceptable.

Thank you for the lever filling info. Filling mechanisms... another rabbithole to fall into, yay.



#25 Misfit

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Posted 24 August 2019 - 18:53

Yes filling mechanisms. Probably why I had to get an Opus 88, that different filling.
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#26 Tom Heath

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 20:13

To all the members who posted above, thanks for encouraging  new writers..

 

Actually it took a while for pen #1 to be claimed.

 

Since then another request came in, so I sent one to him as well

 

That said I suppose  I will keep the door open for newbies.

 

You get to decide if you qualify

 

Tom


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:30

You are so nice @ Tom Heath to give away the Esterbrook pens.
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#28 Tom Heath

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 20:58

Looks like another Estie will be in the mail tomorrow

 

lever fillers are about as problem free as you might expect

 

assuming the sac is in good working order

 

Simply immerse in ink  gently pull the lever ,(pressure bar) down  and return to closed position, count to 10  the pen should be completely filled, wipe are with a soft tissue or cloth  and you are good to go


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#29 AAAndrew

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 17:41

Tom, you should get some kind of "slippery slope" award for enabling new addictions!  :D

 

Heh, heh, heh. The first one is free, doncha' know. 



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#30 Tom Heath

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 03:12

On this topic the door remains open ! :yikes:


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Posted 29 December 2019 - 14:22

Yes, I will give  absolutly free one Esterbrook  "J"  all you need to be is the 1st person to say ,i want it and pay the 1st class postage to  your USA home .

 

Postatge etc is $5.00

 

simply PM me for mailing info

 

Happy writing

 

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Very nice gesture. 


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Posted 30 December 2019 - 08:14

Offer is still open,  Happy New Year


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Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:56

Happy new year. Very kind offer :)   Newbies don't hesitate!
Maybe I will see you in Phila in the pen show? 

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#34 melissa59

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 20:20

I think the reason it takes so long to give away an Esterbrook to newbies is that it takes awhile for them to find their way into the pen-specific forums. When we are new, we spend a lot of time reading and learning about the basics of fountain pens, inks, etc. We are in a hurry to buy something new so we can start writing. Vintage beauties, like the Esterbrook, are not in a newbie's sight until we are pointed in that direction.

 

Recently, I've been extolling the virtues of vintage Esterbrooks to a young college guy who is new to FPN. I've pointed him to this thread. I hope he follows through and makes an Estie his first vintage fountain pen.


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Posted 03 January 2020 - 22:47

Yes, I agree that intially new users may overlook the vintage Esterbrook. Having had a MB 149 I feel I can speak objectivily that the Esty is a better, everyday, pen for many uses. 


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 02:37

I think the reason it takes so long to give away an Esterbrook to newbies is that it takes awhile for them to find their way into the pen-specific forums. When we are new, we spend a lot of time reading and learning about the basics of fountain pens, inks, etc. We are in a hurry to buy something new so we can start writing. Vintage beauties, like the Esterbrook, are not in a newbie's sight until we are pointed in that direction.
 
Recently, I've been extolling the virtues of vintage Esterbrooks to a young college guy who is new to FPN. I've pointed him to this thread. I hope he follows through and makes an Estie his first vintage fountain pen.


I did indeed take Tom up on his offer. :-). I need some advice on where to get a sac, nib, and feed.

Side note. I don't feel young at an age of 35, but I suppose I seem young to some of you knowledgeable people of considerable wisdom, see what I did there haha.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:14

I did indeed take Tom up on his offer. :-). I need some advice on where to get a sac, nib, and feed.

Side note. I don't feel young at an age of 35, but I suppose I seem young to some of you knowledgeable people of considerable wisdom, see what I did there haha.

 

You can scratch that question, small little hiccup and was sent a parts pen.  Amazing Tom has is sending me a different pen. :-).  And yes it took me a bit to find my way into the Esterbrook section, amongnst others.



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Posted 08 January 2020 - 08:17

I did indeed take Tom up on his offer. :-). I need some advice on where to get a sac, nib, and feed.

Side note. I don't feel young at an age of 35, but I suppose I seem young to some of you knowledgeable people of considerable wisdom, see what I did there haha.

35?  You are a kid!

In fact, I have a kiddo of my own who is in his 30s and another in his 40s.

 

You see, if you are not young, then I am OLD! :o 


Edited by melissa59, 08 January 2020 - 08:19.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 22:46

My grand kids are in their thirties.


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