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Posted 19 July 2008 - 01:54
Posted 19 July 2008 - 03:00
I have been carrying the pen in the felt wrap stuffed inside a cloth Crown Royal bag and then carried inside a briefcase/computer bag. Most of the time it stays horizontal. Sometimes it gets jostled around by other objects and once was left in a hot car all day.
Through all this it has never failed to start instantly despite being used only every 2 to 3 days, and once going unused for about five days. During the same time three popular high-end modern pens in the rotation got grumpy. There has been no leaking and it has not misbehaved once. I've been meaning to take it out of the rotation, but it's such a jolt of fun to pull out and use.
Why can't some of my modern pens behave as good as this one?
Posted 19 July 2008 - 04:06
Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:28
What an fantastic find and thank you for your sharing and beautiful pictures. Wonder how is the pen now.
Posted 03 October 2013 - 22:45
A late thank you for a great review and pen.
Posted 04 October 2013 - 15:42
Well since the thread has woken up....
The celluloid also looks very similar to an Osmia Supra Minor I have; the little white swirls are quite distinctive. Wonder if Pelikan Elite and Osmia all used the same supplier?
That's a really lovely pen. I see the occasional glass nib pen turn up in France but the ones I've seen are either black or woodgrain ebonite - nothing as pretty as yours. Nice to know how well it works, too - I don't usually fall for them when I see them in junk shops or sales, but I might take the plunge next time one shows up.
Too many pens, too little time!
Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:34
Cool thread revival.
I'm a potter in my spare time, and I've often wondered about making a pen in porcelain (I have some glazes that are pretty nice) ... but I could never figure out how to get a nib to work. I may have to go out to the garage and play with valleys in rifle bullets ...
Posted 14 October 2013 - 22:50
Instead of trying to make a ceramic nib, how about a ceramic pen that takes standard JoWo, Bock or Pelikan nibs? Montblanc made (make?) a pen with a cap and barrel of Meissen porcealain, metal section and trim, and a standard MB 146 nib.
Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:10
Thread revival, indeed. Thanks for the comments.
Regarding the celluloid: I am far from expert on 80-year old European pens but would not be surprised if the same barrel material was used by others, too. I was told that the shop in Vienna was small. It seems logical that the maker would not manufacture its own celluloid blanks.
Regarding how the pen is now: Well, I kept it in the rotation until other lovelies pushed it aside, then flushed it and put it in the main pen storage cabinet. Looking at the dates on this thread, that was about five years ago! When I get home next month, I plan to see how it is doing ;-)
Posted 19 December 2013 - 15:06
That is simply amazing! Sad that they did not keep on making them - after all, glass is cheaper than gold...