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  1. Hi, Recently purchased this button filler Columbus pen. Looking at the clip my guess is that it's from round 1950. Any info will be appreciated, especially about the barrel and cap gold pattern which i have never seen before. Eric
  2. Just in case anyone is interested, New-ish pen store in Short North Arts District in Columbus, OH. Robert Mason Co. Used to be on Gay Street 2 years ago, but store had a fire and they just now reopened. They have a lot of good stuff, from paper to fountain pens and more. Even have some nice looking Bexley pens in there. Have my eye on the blue Poseidon!! Address: 17 Brickel St, Columbus, OH 43215 Staff was really nice, they ink up a lot of pens and let you try them out.
  3. I am newer to the FP world and am wondering if there are people in Columbus, Ohio who would like to start a group? I went to the Cincinnati group's meeting on Saturday and would love to meet with people closer to home! I am happy to do all of the planning and organizing to get the group going. I figure we can meet and talk pens, ink, paper, and anything else that strikes our fancy. Thanks so much!!
  4. Gazcom

    Columbus Arancione (Orange)

    About a year ago I spent some time working in Turin and every day, along the usual journey from home to the workplace, I catched a glimpse to a stationery shop window which had this unknown brand of inks : Columbus. Afterwards, I discovered that Columbus is an Italian pen manufacturer, part of the Santara group, which is also the Italian distributor for Ballograph and Sheaffer. I was kinda attracted by the brand, because it’s actually one of the few that sells orange ink in a standard ink line (a Pelikan-ish 30ml bottle costs around 5€ ). http://s11.postimg.org/5f2c5ye2b/OVERVIEW.jpg Orange inks, and in general bright inks, have always been a little problematic. In my experience, especially cheap ones, tend to have really low saturation and to be quite watery, behaving poorly almost everytime. When I first tried it I really didn’t know what to expect, but actually I’m quite pleased by this ink. Columbus Orange has a very light tone that tends to become a little darker when it dries (especially on cheap copy paper) becoming a little more visible. It has a good flow, doesn’t show any feathering (!!!), really really little bleedthrough and reasonable drying times (6 seconds on copy paper) Keep away from water! kinda dissolves if touched by liquids. The real problem on this ink is the colour, it’s too light and even if it shows some shading, it seems to be impossible to darken it more than a certain amount, even layering on generous swabs of ink. Is Columbus Orange a good ink? The answer is quite simple: when you spend 5 euros for a bottle of ink, you surely do not expect to have the “Grail ink”, and this is just a pleasant one with good price/value. Good for everyday use or for extensively writing? Not really, I think this might be put in good use for highlighting, taking some bright notes or drawing. COPY PAPER http://s14.postimg.org/qc0eg1fk1/COPYPAPER.jpg SCHIZZA & STRAPPA PAPER http://s14.postimg.org/sj4n3yku9/SCHIZZASTRAPPA.jpg TRACING PAPER http://s14.postimg.org/lty3nxzi9/TRACING_PAPER.jpg CROMATOGRAPHY http://s14.postimg.org/tk4vt31tt/CROMATOGRAPHY.jpg INKDROP http://s14.postimg.org/n3vx2zta9/BLOTCH.jpg PS: Keep in mind that this ink looks lighter than on monitor!
  5. I picked this up pretty cheap, and it's really a nice writing pen. Really nice, in fact! I was able to fit a Jinhao converter on it, as well. So, there's no markings on the pen other that on the top of the cap. I'm certain this isn't an Italian Columbus, so is this a more modern German pen?
  6. Now that I am set up and introduced and welcomed and all, I might as well try to ask what brought me here in the first place. This time I actually remembered that I have a tripod, so the photographs actually do the pen justice. Well, let’s plunge in: Exhibit ‘A’ here is my workhorse pen for when I’m not at home. I’m carrying it around in my rucksack wherever I go, even though it doesn’t really like it all that well, especially when I’m travelling by bike. Nonetheless, when it’s behaving, it’s a nice pen. It has a quite long nib, by far the longest in my collection, which is nice when writing, but a royal pain in the ass when refilling, especially when the bottle starts running low. So my question is: What pen is this? Or rather: I know it’s a Columbus pen, but which model? I found out that the manufacturer apparently still exists after a fashion, but not really in the same… uhm… lineage or so, and that this pen most likely is a modern-style Columbus brand pen. I’m basically talking out of my behind, so if someone can enlighten me I’d be grateful. ) A few details that do not show well on the photographs (partly because I still have to get to grips with photographing this kind of stuff and because the pen kept rolling away): I assume the gold-coloured stuff on the cap is brass, not gold. As far as I remember the pen was not cheap, but expensive enough to merit gold trimmings.On the brass ring on the cap there is a ‘Columbuſ’ written in italic with a German-style ‘long s’.The same writing is on the nib as well.The nib is very long, about an inch in length.It is a piston filler with an ink window an a blind cap and a screw-on lid.That’s all that comes to my mind right now. The pen was a birthday present, so I wasn’t present at the store where it was bought (nor do I know where that would have been, or what the price was and such). It came in a Sheaffer box though, but I was told that the store had this one (Columbuſ) pen left, but no box for it, but had to put it into some box. Actually it’s a nice roundabout way of getting to a not quite common pen; that’s partly what I like about it. ) Anyway: Does anyone have a hint to what model this pen might be, or a link or something where I might find out more? If needed, I can try to make some more photographs, at least as far as I am able to. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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