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The Arco Photo Thread

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#41 Michael R.

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 12:25

Looks like the olde (1990s) style Paragon :-)

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#42 Alberto

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 17:13

One Arco 360 missing, but here are mine...

 

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#43 Alberto

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 19:28

Wonderful thread. My Omas 360 Rollerball in vermeil before I sold it.

 

Was your roller number 10, by any chance?



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Posted 08 August 2019 - 21:04

One Arco 360 missing, but here are mine...

 

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Chapeau, Alberto!  This is quite a strong dosis (minus one) of Arco, and your pens make up a really wonderful group.

 

I have to lough when I see that Omas' passionates can not decide for one or the other between the gold trim and the silver trim of the same pen...

 

I am in the same boat... They are equally splendid!!!

 

[Paraphrasing an indigenous women from western Panama when asked which one of the fruits she was selling was the better, who candidly answered: "Both are better".]



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 15:17

PM sent :-)

 
Was your roller number 10, by any chance?



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 17:29

Chapeau, Alberto!  This is quite a strong dosis (minus one) of Arco, and your pens make up a really wonderful group.

 

I have to lough when I see that Omas' passionates can not decide for one or the other between the gold trim and the silver trim of the same pen...

 

I am in the same boat... They are equally splendid!!!

 

[Paraphrasing an indigenous women from western Panama when asked which one of the fruits she was selling was the better, who candidly answered: "Both are better".]

 

He he he... indeed! If I could track down an Arco 360 with the RG trim, I would probably get that as well... :-D

 

When I get back home I will try to take a picture of all 6 Brown Arco together...  The 360 is definitely my favorite pen, and the Arco celluloid works so well on it!!!



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 21:05

 
He he he... indeed! If I could track down an Arco 360 with the RG trim, I would probably get that as well... :-D
 
When I get back home I will try to take a picture of all 6 Brown Arco together...  The 360 is definitely my favorite pen, and the Arco celluloid works so well on it!!!


Splendid Arco 360s you have there including a nice prototype. I too am searching for a rose gold variant but alas, Im not sure I will ever find one for sale. The 360 Arco in my view is the only truly rare variant with such limited numbers being produced, 36 in each trim variant. Such a shame as having the Arco material in this shape spoils all other Arco pens for you forever 😛

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#48 fpupulin

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 15:14

Arco, leather, wood, briar wood, and fire (actually, it is portable lamp...)

 

 

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:38

Sometimes when the celluloid layers are not totally flat but a little curvy, the ripples are more pronounced, like this cap. It's always mesmerising to look at Arcos.

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#50 AurorasLover

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 17:28

Fantastic thread. My little contribution here with an OMAS arco brown Paragon, a custom Aurora Optima with arco material and a piece of raw arco.

 

 

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#51 Uncial

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 23:38

I've just had my Ogiva Arco extra flessibile nib made extra smooth and have fallen in love with it again. I do wish this celluloid was more widely available.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 00:33

Fantastic thread. My little contribution here with an OMAS arco brown Paragon, a custom Aurora Optima with arco material and a piece of raw arco.

 

 

If I may ask, how did you come to have the piece of raw material?  I know they are neigh impossible to get now, but I didn't think it was particularly easy before either.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:05

If I may ask, how did you come to have the piece of raw material?  I know they are neigh impossible to get now, but I didn't think it was particularly easy before either.

 

I asked about 1,000 people, received 999 "noes" before finally getting 1 yes ... plain and simple persistence ;) Took over a year.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:07

I've just had my Ogiva Arco extra flessibile nib made extra smooth and have fallen in love with it again. I do wish this celluloid was more widely available.

 

Glad to hear that it worked out, Uncial. I remember that you asked about it in another thread. Will you post us a photo of your Ogiva Arco please?  :)



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:10

Very nice and unique Aurora in Arco, AurorasLover. May I ask what do you plan to make out of the Arco rod? I guess probably not a walking stick?  :D

Fantastic thread. My little contribution here with an OMAS arco brown Paragon, a custom Aurora Optima with arco material and a piece of raw arco.

 

 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 13:10



Fantastic thread. My little contribution here with an OMAS arco brown Paragon, a custom Aurora Optima with arco material and a piece of raw arco.

 

 

 

 

Taking inspiration from AuroraLover's beautiful, tailored Aurora Optima in Arco Brown (and also from his still virgin rod of celluloid), I managed to work out in Photoshop the mockup of one of my preferred pens in this splendid material.

 

I introduce you to the Arco Brown Fantasy Montegrappa Extra Otto:

 

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 13:30

What, an Arco in MG Otto? Thats not fair! Oh wait, its okay... :-)))))

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 19:43

 

 

 

Very nice and unique Aurora in Arco, AurorasLover. May I ask what do you plan to make out of the Arco rod? I guess probably not a walking stick?  :D

 

Thank you very much. Originally, I wanted to keep the extra bit of arco in case my custom Aurora needed some repair one day. Now, I am debating between holding onto it or potentially selling it. It is not a huge rod, but enough for a custom binde. 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 23:08

Ive never read where the name Arco came from. Anyone know?

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 06:43

Perhaps can still make a small pen out of it? Would be quite special. In the US, seems Scriptorium has a good reputation for that.

Thank you very much. Originally, I wanted to keep the extra bit of arco in case my custom Aurora needed some repair one day. Now, I am debating between holding onto it or potentially selling it. It is not a huge rod, but enough for a custom binde. 

 







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