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#1 Immoteus

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 00:56

I forgot to mention that one dip usually lasts two to three sentences (depending on your writing style).

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Edited by Immoteus, 26 December 2007 - 06:49.

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#2 jmkeuning

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:12

It qualifies! I always like the hand written reviews.

I do not have any glass nibs; perhaps I need to add them to the list.
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#3 captnemo

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 01:16

I am quite intrigued by glass pens but I do not yet own an acceptable one. (the one's I have, have broken tips and such--obtained in a batch of pens along with the FPs I was after)

Glass pens were very common in Germany in the 1910's, 1920's. My mother learned to write with a glass pen and carried one in her rucksack to school every day when she was a little girl.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 05:49

I've gotten a J. Herbin glass dip pen. Overall, it's a nice pen to write with, though it has a fair amount of tooth. (The box mentions remedying this by using sandpaper, something I haven't tried yet.)

All in all, it's one of my more favorite pens for 'reviewing' an ink - cleaning the pen is a snap, so you can use several inks very quickly. It also has the property of all dip pens: It starts out really wet, and becomes more dry as its ink 'supply' diminishes. This lets me get a good idea how an ink behaves across different 'wetness' levels very easily.

#5 Immoteus

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 06:51

Update: Pictures posted
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 07:00

I have one of the glass pens available at isellpens.com for $2.99. It was an impulse buy, as I have never used a dip pen before. I like using it, but still need to perfect my technique. I did notice that with P.R. Electric DC Blue, it "grabbed" onto the glass the best, and I was able to write 4-5 lines without having to re-dip.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 16:43

I have a glass pen for several years, I use is once in a while. I got it at the Hagely museum
It writes ok, but don't expect to do any fancy writing you need a Full-Flex nib to do that.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 17:44

There exist Glass nibed fountainpens also, like the one I got recently.
Only, as it is now 90 years old, and was never inked, I just use it as a dip pen.
It writes surprisingly smooth, allthough it's a real fine nib.
It's name is Spors, and it originates from Japan (to read on the filler) but sold in the US.

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#9 Immoteus

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 17:59

That's a beauty! I almost thought it was a Visconti!
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 19:53

I also have glass pens that I am closing out on my site for 3.00 each at: www.isellpens.com .

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 21:03

QUOTE(mstelz @ Dec 29 2007, 09:44 AM) View Post
There exist Glass nibed fountainpens also, like the one I got recently.
Only, as it is now 90 years old, and was never inked, I just use it as a dip pen.
It writes surprisingly smooth, allthough it's a real fine nib.
It's name is Spors, and it originates from Japan (to read on the filler) but sold in the US.

Beautiful crescent filler. Stunning, actually.
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Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:52

I've got a glass dip pen I use for playing around with inks. It's tough to beat for that purpose and shows the different intensities of an ink at different wetnesses as the nib begins to run out of ink. Great resource for ink testing imho.


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Posted 09 January 2008 - 22:54

QUOTE(captnemo @ Dec 26 2007, 02:16 AM) View Post
... carried one in her rucksack to school every day when she was a little girl.


Funny how some words get used in other languages directly, usually without a lot of people knowing. Rucksack is German, lit. "backpack."



On topic...how do glass pens work?






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