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#1 essayfaire

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 22:15

Family member just moved to Scotland - are there any Scottish pens or inks that are hard to find outside the U.K.?  Not yard-o-led expensive, either.  Thanks for any suggestions!


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 20:20

Vintage items - De La Rue went into hiding up north for a while ;-)

 

and produced a few interestingly named models - I have one called "The Southern Scot" 



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:53

I do not know of any industrial productions that are current but there is a long association of pens and Scotland 
Onoto / TDLR were at  Strathendry works, Leslie in Fife and when they moved production there was a lot of stock  in the local area. I know of one shoe-box of parts that is in the attic of a friend in Montrose and someday I hope it will be mine.
The other name associated with Scotland is synonymous with the rhyme ....
They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen.
The famous advertising slogan of
 Macniven and Cameron Ltd., later known as Waverley Cameron Ltd the stationers in Edinburgh who also made items named  "Phaeton", "Nile", "Hindoo" and "Commercial"
 


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 17:58

Arent Namisu Scottish? Easily available outside the UK, though...

#5 essayfaire

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Posted 18 September 2019 - 18:17

I do not know of any industrial productions that are current but there is a long association of pens and Scotland 
Onoto / TDLR were at  Strathendry works, Leslie in Fife and when they moved production there was a lot of stock  in the local area. I know of one shoe-box of parts that is in the attic of a friend in Montrose and someday I hope it will be mine.
The other name associated with Scotland is synonymous with the rhyme ....
They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen.
The famous advertising slogan of
 Macniven and Cameron Ltd., later known as Waverley Cameron Ltd the stationers in Edinburgh who also made items named  "Phaeton", "Nile", "Hindoo" and "Commercial"
 

This is a fabulous way for me to pass along some names without having to supply a list.  Thank you!


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#6 essayfaire

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Posted 01 February 2020 - 22:28

I do not know of any industrial productions that are current but there is a long association of pens and Scotland 
Onoto / TDLR were at  Strathendry works, Leslie in Fife and when they moved production there was a lot of stock  in the local area. I know of one shoe-box of parts that is in the attic of a friend in Montrose and someday I hope it will be mine.
The other name associated with Scotland is synonymous with the rhyme ....
They come as a boon and a blessing to men,
the Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley Pen.
The famous advertising slogan of
 Macniven and Cameron Ltd., later known as Waverley Cameron Ltd the stationers in Edinburgh who also made items named  "Phaeton", "Nile", "Hindoo" and "Commercial"
 

I will be heading to Scotland to visit the aforementioned family member; any specific places I should try to go find that local stock in Fife or in the Edinburgh area? 


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#7 Aislingean

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 21:56

I will be heading to Scotland to visit the aforementioned family member; any specific places I should try to go find that local stock in Fife or in the Edinburgh area? 

I would suggest you contact Eckiethump on here who is a good pen repairer in Edinburgh
If you find the fabled stash of Scottish Pens please point me to it!



#8 essayfaire

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 01:37

I would suggest you contact Eckiethump on here who is a good pen repairer in Edinburgh
If you find the fabled stash of Scottish Pens please point me to it!

Will do on both counts.  Thanks.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 21:01

Clyde Pen Company are a small set up that hand make pens. I have one of theirs which is very nicely made...



#10 essayfaire

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 19:27

Clyde Pen Company are a small set up that hand make pens. I have one of theirs which is very nicely made...

I was supposed to be in Scotland now, but am.  The pens look lovely; how do they write? 


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#11 DaiCapp

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 08:06

I was supposed to be in Scotland now, but am.  The pens look lovely; how do they write? 

 

Mine writes really nicely - he uses Bock nibs which I find a little more feedbacky than JoWo but not scratchy in any way. I had a Conid Bulkfiller also fitted with a Bock and they write exactly the same...



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 09:47

I hope none of the declining Haggis population was hurt in he making of those pens.


"Simplicate and add Lightness."


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Posted 04 April 2020 - 22:07

I am extremely happy with my new polished ebonite Namisu, which i ordered with a broad nib.  Very wet and very smooth, and that unadorned ebonite is so nice to the touch!  And inexpensive!  And from Scotland!







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