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Vintage Music Nib

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#1 sidthecat

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 15:45

So I found a battered, anonymous pen on eBay and, because I look for interesting nibs, I took a close look at the business end. What I saw was a dirty and ink-stained Warranted nib: a Music Nib.
It wasnt cheap (by my lights) but they usually go for a lot more.
When it gets here Ill see if it still works, and if it does I may drop it into one of my ringtops.
Fingers crossed.

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#2 OCArt

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 17:06

My fingers are crossed for you too!



#3 sidthecat

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 05:49

Its here, and a very interesting thing it is. A very bold writer, but more graceful than the Platinum pen with a similar nib. I tuned it slightly - its very flexible, which mostly registers as bounce, and its particularly interesting as a drawing nib. Ill have to see if it will fit in any of my ringtops...maybe an ancient Parker I have in the closet.
Have a look:
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#4 Addertooth

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:12

Very Nice, great find.  I have seen music nibbed plain pens tip over $300.00



#5 sidthecat

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 17:11

There’s a bunch of them up on eBay for comparable prices. I shall stop whining about paying fifty bucks for a nib.

#6 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 18:09

:thumbup:

I often tell folks to chase the nib....as you have done.


German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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#7 inkstainedruth

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 22:41

I sumgai'd a no-name lever filler with a 14C music nib a few years ago.  Turned out the nib was worth five times what I paid for the pen. :huh:  The pen was not salvageable, as it turned out, but Ron Zorn put the nib and feed into a Parker Parkette he was rehabbing.  

I now know why people go crazy over nibs like that.  It's a lovely writer.  

Congratulations on your eBay find.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 01:16

Hi,

 

looks fine! Gratulations!

I would love to write with that nib...

 

Best

Jens


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#9 Honeybadgers

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 04:03

I'm jealous, I just dropped $90 on a rotring 900 FP and I really love it (it's REALLY well made and the EF is a japanese EF) but I'd take that vintage MS in a heartbeat.


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#10 sidthecat

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 20:04

I bought a Platinum with a music nib some years ago and found it coarse and unyielding...it's still in the house somewhere. This is a different animal altogether.



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:10

I bought a Platinum with a music nib some years ago and found it coarse and unyielding...it's still in the house somewhere. This is a different animal altogether.

 

 

If you want to get rid of the platinum nib for $60, I'll buy it   :P


Edited by Honeybadgers, 11 October 2019 - 09:10.

Selling a boatload of restored, fairly rare, vintage Japanese gold nib pens, click here to see (more added as I finish restoring them)


#12 sidthecat

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 18:46

I'll have a look-round for it.





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