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alexander_k posted a topic in Fountain Pen ReviewsFountain pens from around the middle of the twentieth century, on either side of World War II, especially German ones, hold considerable appeal to me. They were meant for intensive writing and so quite a few still work admirably well. Their nibs are often magnificent and the overall construction quality good to excellent. My only gripe is their size: most adhere to a 'standard' size that is a bit too small for my hands. Thankfully, there are a few that are bigger, without necessarily falling under the 'oversize' category. These tend to be high-end models, meant for important people who needed
Info wanted , anyone have one of these ? Has OM Degussa nib . Looks like it might be a good diameter and is in a length range that I seem to prefer. Not as pretty as the ones that Bo Bo has but I like it anyway . Thanks <*)))>< Eddie
I am looking for information on a Böhler Glorex model. The pen has "Böhler Glorex" on the cap.The nib is marked "Degussa" and has a half-sun logo (presumably gold-plated steel). I have yet to write with it (it's filled with water, rehydrating the cork), but it looks like a Fine-grade nibIt is a piston-filler, with blind cap.The back of the barrel is marked 36 and FL It's my understanding that the manufacturer is Böhler, and the model is Glorex. So, can anyone tell me what the << 36 >> and the << FL >> indicate? My best guess (poor as that is) is that they mean the
Hi Folks, Recently I acquired a Bohler Glorex c. 1930. Long story short- the piston mechanism was shot. I was able to disassemble the pen, successful only that the EXCELLENT Degussa nib/feed section is intact. The only other pen on hand is a Koh-i-noor Acetograph and seems the section (threaded) might accommodate the Degussa nib/feed. Though I don't know enough to proceed and must prevent further damage. Inside the section is caked with ink- though i was able to write-as it was (like an extended dip pen) before my problem solving began. Are the nib and feed removable? Do i transplant the