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Capella Pen Set
Posted 14 October 2008 - 02:28
The FP writes quite nicely and they have a cool green marbled finish. I love these thrift store finds.
Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:03
Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"
US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992)
There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.
Frank Herbert, Dune
US science fiction novelist (1920 - 1986)
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Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:34
Yeah I have a pen I bought from a guy at Toronto's "One Of A Kind Show" and it has a very similar if not to say the same sort of nib.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 19:00
The Chinese are selling some astoundingly beautiful lacquers, aren't they? I love the finish on your pen, Stani.
Edited by hazcat, 02 October 2011 - 19:00.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 23:16
Plato (Greek philosopher 428-348 B.C.)
Posted 07 January 2012 - 16:50
Posted 16 September 2012 - 00:11
The pen had the same clip shape as the "Cosmic Writer" from the catalog page posted here; quite possibly it was the FP version of that pen, sans the "Cosmic" decoration. The cap shape looks about right.
I can't remember if I ordered them from a "back of the magazine" advertisement or a TV commercial, but I really think it was a late night TV spot. It was definitely one of the two.
It had cheap thin lacquer that started wearing through pretty quickly where the cap posted. I remember it writing pretty well right out of the package. It was my first FP that cost more than $10 USD. I used it a lot at work as well as at home for about a year, no more than two years I think.
Apparently I put it away without cleaning it well (possibly without cleaning it at all); in 1998 I pulled it out with the intention of using it again and found it was horribly corroded beyond repair; as long as the ink was contained in the part of the pen that was supposed to have ink, that shouldn't have happened (aka here I am disparaging the pens' materials).
I never did use the converters; I still have them.
I was wondering if anyone had one of these, or knew anything about them, and basically all I've found is this thread and one started by someone claiming to be from the company, but who never followed up.
Thanks for the catalog image!