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Pen Display Drawers
judo posted a topic in Paper and Pen ParaphernaliaI'd been looking for something to store my growing pen collection in for a while but the boxes that I saw were either too small or too expensive. Then I came across an oak, 7-drawer cutlery cabinet at a local auction which was a bit bigger than I was looking for but seemed ideal for vintage pens. The date engraved for the original owner on top of the box was 1874. They took a lot of care when engraving brass plates in those days. I stripped out the cutlery fittings and tried to make inserts to carry pens. However the inserts I made looked a bit crude and unprofessional but looking around I couldn't find any suitable liners for sale in the UK. Eventually I purchased some vacuum-formed trays from Gary at gopens.com in the US which fitted perfectly as shown in the photos. The liners are 12" x 16" and I have a few left for future projects. The drawers are graduated in depth, with the top four ideal for pens and the lower ones great for storage of ink bottles etc. Room for my collection to grow.
Found This On A Dutch Auction Site ...
zneel posted a topic in Paper and Pen ParaphernaliaFound this beauty on a Dutch auction site. There is a story behind it: What makes this cabinet unique is the story that goes with it ..... Once upon a time in the late '70-s/early '80-s the general manager of Parker Netherlands designed this cabinet and had some 100 made by a German factory that was renowned for the cuckoo-clocks it made. The cabinet was intended to surprise the global Parker CEO when he came to visit the Netherlands. He did like the cabinet, but when he found it was made by the cuckoo-clock company he forbid it ever to be sold as a PArker product, because .... everything Parker sells is made by Parker itself and by nobody else ..... So in the end Parker NL ended up with some 100 cabinets they were not allowed to sell. They therefore decided to use them as a marketing tool and presented them as a gift customers that bought 7 high-end Parker pens in one purchase
Antique Sheaffer Display Cabinet
von Fraker posted a topic in SheafferI stopped by an antique store that is going out of business and found a Sheaffer Antique display cabinet. (photo of cabinet still in the store) I was able to negotiate a final price of $60.00. It has a few minor issues but nothing big. It has the original finish, the logo on the front is in great condition, no cracks, good glass, and has the back door with the original mirror. It is missing the top tray (pictured in the photo I have attached that I found on line) and the bottom door knob and latching mechanism. I am searching for someone who may have one of these as well that wouldn't mind sharing some information on these missing items. I am looking for detailed photos etc... I think I'll just keep the original finish even though the odd in me wants it to look new as it did in the early 1900s. LOL. I am looking forward to putting in back together and filling it up with a few Sheaffers.
Contemp Pen Storage With Pull-Out Drawer?
oregano posted a topic in Paper and Pen ParaphernaliaAfter extensive searching for pen storage, I feel like I've come to the end of my internet sleuthing skills and looked at more etsy boxes than I care to count. Does anyone have suggestions for a contemporary, Scandinavian-style wood box with a pull-out drawer that looks like this one from atelier de la foret, but doesn't cost 300 euros: The closest I could find is a box on etsy, but it is just as expensive: I like the one from pennstateid. but am looking for one that doesn't have foam inserts and is protected from light.
Fountain Pen Cabinet
Sky Fountain Pens posted a topic in Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop
Awesome 200 Year Old Desk!
TeaHive posted a topic in Paper and Pen ParaphernaliaCheck this out! Someone on Facebook shared this video, and my jaw dropped. Imagine all the ink and pens you could hide away in this lovely, lovely secretary cabinet. http://themetapicture.com/this-antique-cabinet/ Hopefully, this is the appropriate place to post such greatness and ingenuity.