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Omas 556/S Brevetto 445846


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#1 youstruckgold

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 00:58

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Posted 06 March 2009 - 21:52

Please, let us see this "ordinary" pen!

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#3 youstruckgold

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:11

QUOTE (diplomat @ Mar 7 2009, 08:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Please, let us see this "ordinary" pen!

Cheers,


OK, here' 'tis:

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#4 girlieg33k

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:03

Thanks for the review! I have an OMAS 555/s, the smaller version of this pen without the ink window. The 1950s OMAS 14K nibs are first-rate, and the pens are indeed keepers. For the sake of comparison, the OMAS 555/s is pictured below, front and center.

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Enjoy the pen, and thanks again for the review.
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#5 RevAaron

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Posted 12 March 2009 - 16:58

I didn't see this when it was first posted. That pen does look a bit familiar, though... biggrin.gif

I think we could do with a lot more vintage pen reviews. Thanks for sharing!
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#6 freewheelingvagabond

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:36

The "ordinary" pen looks and apparently writes quite extraordinary for me!
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#7 alvarez57

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Posted 22 September 2010 - 05:17

Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I wish I could stumble upon one myself!

sonia alvarez

 

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 16:48

Well most of 55x I've seen have an ink window like this. But recently I've seen some without it and don't know if it's an original Omas and if these write differently. I looked up all the time in FPN and fountainpen.it but could gain not much information. Does somebody know about this?

#9 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:02

looks outstanding :thumbup:
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 07:11

 

QUOTE (diplomat @ Mar 7 2009, 08:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Please, let us see this "ordinary" pen!

Cheers,


OK, here' 'tis:

 

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I just won a pen like this on ebay.  I haven't inked it yet, because the nib needs some work.  But I'm impressed by the flexibility of the nib.  It rivals vintage flex nibs.  I have a number of more modern Omas pens which aren't even half as flexible (although they feel very soft when writing).

 

Best Alan


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#11 Pen_Noob

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:14

Have one myself with metallic cap, quite a nice pen.



#12 Precise

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 06:54

I have now adjusted the nib and inked the pen.  I have no experience with flex nibs.  It is so flexible that even very light touch spreads the tines and produces a wet line, wetter than I like.

 

Do your pens with nibs like this do the same thing?



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Posted 21 December 2015 - 23:34

Yes, same, quite flexible nib.



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:34

I have just found an OMAS 556/S in some sort of grey pearl celluloid with gold trim and brown ink window.

 

I am really amazed with this nib. Wish we could find more of these.

 

Since this appears to be one of the only topics in FPN about this pen, I thought I should post some pictures for comparison. Please excuse my poor attempt at copperplate-ish calligraphy, but I think it allows you to have an idea of what this pen is capable of.

 

Sorry for the poor picture quality, the lighting was inadequate.

 

 

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#15 Budzynski

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:22

nice one!



#16 fabri00

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 18:21

Nice pen,but the cap is not his original.

#17 jpgeorgief

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:16

Nice pen,but the cap is not his original.

 

It does seem to match the rest of the pen... Both are gray marbled.

 

How can you tell? Would you like me to post some better pictures?

 

Thanks in advance for the advice.


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#18 fabri00

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 06:18

It does seem to match the rest of the pen... Both are gray marbled.
 
How can you tell? Would you like me to post some better pictures?
 
Thanks in advance for the advice.

from the pictures it looked solid back, but if you say it marbled, then it is original.






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