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#1 Anaxyrus

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 07:12

well, five with the one I have incoming. Started with a copper LJ and greenish-gray J.

 

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Then added a blue Transitional (single jewel, i.e., flat bottom barrel) and red J.

 

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And on its way is another copper, but a root beer variety J, and with my first 9000-series nib. a 9556. All the others are either 2668 or 2556.

 

These things are addictive.


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:52

Congratulations. It looks like you are having a good time. :)


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Posted 19 May 2020 - 17:19

These things are addictive.

 

Indeed.  They're well made pens.  My first Esterbrook was a red J back in high school.   Though I have had many expensive pens, and get to handle a wide range in the shop, I find Esterbrooks make their way into my pocket quite often. 


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:28

Esties are like potato chips -- it's hard to stop after just one....

Your second was a Blue?  Sigh.  I'm jealous.  That was a hard color for me to find, for some reason.  Ironically, it ALMOST was my first one -- but I didn't know enough about vintage pens back then....

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#5 Anaxyrus

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 02:41

Esties are like potato chips -- it's hard to stop after just one....
Your second was a Blue?  Sigh.  I'm jealous.  That was a hard color for me to find, for some reason.  Ironically, it ALMOST was my first one -- but I didn't know enough about vintage pens back then....
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 08:00

well, five with the one I have incoming. Started with a copper LJ and greenish-gray J.

 

And on its way is another copper, but a root beer variety J, and with my first 9000-series nib. a 9556. All the others are either 2668 or 2556.

 

These things are addictive.

Very nice, and excellent pictures!  By the way, how do you get the great pictures? I want to take some, but have trouble with lighting .... .


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 09:30

I found and restored a blue J and then found a matching blue pencil. Given  my eldest's love for blue, that's where they now reside. Yes, nice photos as @Hobiwan noted.


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#8 Anaxyrus

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:16

Very nice, and excellent pictures!  By the way, how do you get the great pictures? I want to take some, but have trouble with lighting .... .

Yes, nice photos as @Hobiwan noted.

Thank you both. It's all in the lighting. I use a technique I deve!oped for the difficult combination of matte and shiny surfaces on many watches. The key is getting light diffusing material as close to the subject as possible so it reflects in the surfaces of the object. This is particularly important for the shiny portions, which otherwise are too bright if reflecting a spot source of light, or show up as black spots. I use three already diffuse light sources a couple feet away, and sheets of frosted drafting film surrounding the subject.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 19:25

would be interested to see a photo of your setup. 



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#10 Anaxyrus

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 03:17

would be interested to see a photo of your setup.


I'll try to get one next time I'm in the studio.

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Posted 25 May 2020 - 04:02

Congrats!


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Posted 19 July 2020 - 19:40

Nice looking pens. Yes, they are like potato chips and so much more satisfying - especially with the swap-able nibs.


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 21:31

Did they make a Transition J in blue? If they did, I think I need one. For some reason, I like the transition model better than than the double jewel model......

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 01:38

. For some reason, I like the transition model better than than the double jewel model......

 

Indeed.


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#15 Anaxyrus

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 02:04

Did they make a Transition J in blue? If they did, I think I need one. For some reason, I like the transition model better than than the double jewel model......


I'm not sure I like it more, but I do like the flat bottom version. I am glad to have one, if nothing else than for the variety.

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:49

I was able to find two Transitional types in a longer and shorter version. 


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 17:04

 

Indeed.

Does that mean you agree or disagree, Ron?


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#18 Anaxyrus

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 20:31

Does that mean you agree or disagree, Ron?

For whatever it's worth, I read that as Ron agreeing. ;)


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 21:05

Yes, Ron appears to be in agreement. 


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 15:00

Yes, Ron appears to be in agreement. 

Well I agree with the agreement that Ron is agreeing. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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