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NoNonsense color range
Posted 15 December 2008 - 20:31
Sailor, thanks for the kind words. If it's any consolation, I still have a vivid recollection of standing in the checkout line at the local supermarket (of all places) about twenty years ago, and idly taking a NoNonsense Gemtone (magenta, I think) from the rack. There were lots of NNs there, I recall, but I put that Gemtone back, thinking 'I don't need another cheap fountain pen.' (To be fair, this was during a brief hiatus in collecting.)
Recently acquiring a magenta Gemtone was especially satisfying, since it finally righted that particular act of folly.
Taki, Maja is definitely right about the distinction between FTD/FTG orange and red. I have to smile, though, when I reflect that we're having a conversation about telling an orange Sheaffer from a red one - exactly the same issue that comes up every time an eBay seller describes an orange Radite pen as red hard rubber. Different pens, different era, same question.
Posted 15 December 2008 - 22:16
*must have been going through a Christmas motif; also have the original school pen in those colors*
Anyway, I found out the pen is already inked with a half-full blue-black cart---and I started it up. Uwaa! The nib, she squeak like a mouse. And the nib section is poorly finished---I can actually see the plastic ridges where the two halves join! It bothers my finger. Any suggestions to smooth the nib section out or do I leave well enough alone?
Posted 16 December 2008 - 01:48
Kenshin, sorry to hear about the section on your Viewpoint....I wonder if you can sand it down gently, or find another nib section cheap on eBay or WTB forum here.
Posted 15 March 2009 - 19:07
Posted 15 March 2009 - 20:21
Half of my Sheaffer NN collection (display boxes kindly given to me by a generous friend on FPN )
The other half of my NoNonsense collection, as well as some NN "cousins" in the back row (the new Sheaffer Calligraphy pens with the slanted cap tops). The clear pens in the back row are the newer NN Viewpoints with the rubberized sections.
(from top to bottom---Tan, Cadmium Yellow and Robin's Egg Blue--my name for the colour; I'm not sure of the official name)
(from top to bottom: Orange, Yellow, Red)
(from top to bottom: Tan, Cream---again, it's just what I call that colour---and White)
(from top to botton: LeBordeaux, frosted Orange, Old Timer with "Herringbone" pattern)
(from top to bottom:Stainless Steel, Purple and Magenta)
(from top to bottom: "Surfboard clip" NN in Yellow, "PlayPen" NN, For The Guy pen in "Fired-up Red" (yes, this is the official Sheaffer colour name... )
(from left to right: regular NN pens with logos on top of their caps---Orange NN with Gulf logo, Orange NN with Pepsi logo, Cadmium Yellow NN with Kodak logo)
***Update: I had to change a couple of things in my post above:
(a.) I had "Teal" down as the colour of the NN with the Tan and Cadmium Yellow...but it's not a teal colour....rather, it's very close to Robin's Egg Blue
(b.) I changed "Hot Pink" to "Magenta" above, as this is the name we sort of decided on a few pages back and I changed the colour of the purple pen from "Magenta" to "Purple" (sorry for any confusion)***
Cathy L. Carter
Live. Love. Write.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 17:27
Here are a couple of photos of a pen from a recently completed eBay auction (no, I didn't win it ) that was described by the seller as a "RED BRUSHED STEEL SHEAFFER FOUNTAIN PEN WITH A STEEL NO (B ) ITALIC NIB MADE IN THE USA":
I own a brushed stainless steel NoNonsense pen, but I've never seen a red brushed steel model.
Another one, this time a blue one, from a recent UKFLEABAY:
VINTAGE SHAEFFER (sic) BLUE STEEL NO NONSENSE BALLPOINT PEN
Maybe there's a Green one too out there somewhere. The Vintage Marbles were offered in Red, Blue, and Green. The Stainless Steel NN was of the same period. These coloured Stainless Steel version could have been offered too in Red, Blue, and Green, like the Vintage marbled line.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 20:30
Oh, and a belated to you!
I see you live in Vancouver, so I thought I'd plug our local pen club in Vancouver (B.C) while I'm at it. We meet monthly (=except for December=) and it's free to join. Our website/blog is at http://www.vancouverpenclub.com/
Posted 19 May 2012 - 20:35
Posted 23 May 2012 - 21:04
Thanks to a very generous FPN member, I recently acquired several NOS NN. They are very nice and cheerful colors, and I like them because of their Iowa ties. I am even interested in getting some more interesting ones <img src="http://www.fountainp...IR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> On the first page of this thread, I replied that I had a pastel green NN when I was in high school. Well, I finally found some photos of pastel ones. See the scans of Japanese Sheaffer catalog from 1986 in the blog below. However, I think my pastel green one had a chrome clip. Mine was actually a little older than 1986, and they might had regular clip one, or my memory is just playing a trick on me <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> In Japanese catalog surfboard clip ones are called "Clip" <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" />
<a href="http://pelikan.lived.../50897729.html" target="_blank">http://pelikan.lived...897729.html</a>
Holy cow! I remember the music-notes model! Arrghhh! I've seen those... but they were Bps, so I didn't buy it. Silly me... I had no idea back then about swapping out the sections.
Edited by 2GreyCats, 23 May 2012 - 21:05.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:58
Enjoy the feast for the eyes!
Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:16
I wonder if there are several shades of solid-color purple? Or is it just one?
The purple I own and is seen in other posts is the color of the thread that is used for the price tag.
Since that color contrast with the purple color of the pen in ogopogo's picture, I can only conclude that there is at least 2 purple colors.
The easiest found, because it is seen in many pictures on this and the other NoNonsense thread, which is a slightly red purple and ogopogo's pen which is a true purple (more blue).