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  1. I bought this package of Mb Permanent Blue probably in 2014. Sticker says best before Nov15. I'm finally using them, just emptied one cartridge, and noticed...a message? The number 45 written inside the cartridge. I examined the other cartridges (see photo). The three on the left are unopened. All different numbers. Can anyone explain why these numbers were written inside the cartridges? And what they mean?
  2. parapadakis

    A most peculiar feed... Part II

    Some of you may remember a thread I started a couple of weeks ago about a feed we discovered repairing a woodgrain lever pen: Well, I'm still none the wiser about the origins of the pen or the feed, but here is Part II of the story... After cleaning the rust and the remnants of the old coil, I attempted to replace with a new coil. However, the top lug of the feed snapped, revealing a rusted metal core (about a 10mm long) running through the feed. You can see the core on the feed side: This is the other half on the lug that snapped off: So this is the question that puzzles me: Is that metal core supposed to be there? If so, there is no explanation for the tubular channel in the middle of the feed, and the hole in the lug at the top: On the other hand, if it is not supposed to be there, how did it come to be? And should I attempt to remove it and create a flow through the core of the feed, before re-attaching the top lug? Any suggestions to solve the mystery, gratefully appreciated! Thanks George
  3. miwishi63

    What is it?

    I received three of these pens today (they came with another desk pen that I wanted). There are no markings on them. The nibs are marked "Curvex Point USA. The nib and feed are easy to remove by hand. I'm assuming they are eyedroppers but was hoping someone had more information before I play around with them. Thanks in advance! Mike S.
  4. Vach the Stampede

    What Do You Clean with This Fountain Pen Tool

    Hallo, Recently picked up this tool because I was curious but, I haven't figured it out yet. Photos here! It is about 2" long, metal, and says: The Bailey Meter Co. Fountain Pen Cleaner. One side is a hole (I am guessing to put on a ring with other tools maybe?). The other side is a tube filled with stiff wire bristles. I tried taking the bristles out of the tube...they do come out, but I don't think that's how you're supposed to use it because it's really difficult to get them back in. Presumably you stick this thing...*in* a pen part? Or *on* one?...Through one? ...So many prepositions could be the right answer! Is it for a particular kind of pen? Or maybe I don't have the whole tool? Anyone know? Or have any guesses?
  5. I would love to find more info on this pen I bought years ago. It’s a good-sized blue 1920’s-ish FP with a 14k gold nib, the FORD logo on the clip, and “Harry Richman Club” stamped in orange or red on the barrel. Only recently I saw a pen like this on eBay but without the Richman stamp. Harry Richman was a singer/actor who sang the famous song “Putting on the Ritz” and owned his own namesake club in NYC for a time in the 20’s/30’s. I would love to know the connection between FORD and Richman and any estimated worth or value. Thanks! Scott
  6. CarrotBasket

    Which Cross Is This?

    Hi folks! I bought this pen at the flea market the other day and after disassembling it and cleaning it I still don't know what model it is, it came with the broken off clip but otherwise writes like a charm. The box it came in said "cross Calais" but I doesn't resemble the pictures of that model I found online,aybe an older version? The nib was originally golden but the paint has mostly come off
  7. I bought a pen last weekend at the BWI fountain pen show, but I'm not sure exactly which Chinese company made it. It looks similar to the JinHao 126, but with a few differences. The clip is different, there are four rings on the section, the finial is longer, and it uses a plunger converter (forgot to photograph, sorry). Also, the cap design is different. (Edit: The mysterious pen has been identified: it's a Baoer 801). Anyways, I thought I'd play with my new flash units and take some pictures to share. Oh, and photographing shiny objects is hard. http://cdn.jnash.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170306-0024-100x150.jpg http://cdn.jnash.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170306-0027-150x100.jpg http://cdn.jnash.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20170306-0061-150x100.jpg
  8. Hi, I recently found this up for sale in a local online marketplace, and I can't help wondering the make of the mechanical pencil. I'm quite interested in it, but it'd be much better when I actually know what I'm buying. http://s9.postimg.org/fl56so3hb/258580410_1_644x461_1set_stainless_boxy_parker_j.jpg Sorry for the picture quality, but this seller really does provide only the most vague of description and pics. I've dealt with him before and he was good, and I'm quite sure they're brand-name stationery. The vague description only mentioned that it might be Japanese? It also said Boxy, but from what I know Boxy is just a product line of Mitsubishi Pencil and does not include pencils or pens like these. The button of the pencil looks somewhat like the GraphGear 1000's and it seems to have a rubber grip? While at it, an ID of the ballpoint would be nice too. Thanks
  9. I bought this pen off of Ebay. It had a very reasonable price attached to it so I went for it because the nib was described as flexible. I cannot find anything about the pen. It is marked Eastern on the clip and Frawley Pen on the nib. When I searched Frawley I found something about an ink manufacturer that became paper mate but nothing on Fountain Pens. If any of you know anything about this pen, its manufacturer, etc I will be very appreciative. I would really like to find another pen that looks a little better from the same manufacturer. I dont really care for the looks on this pen but the nib is one of the best I have used. Thank you in advance for your help. Sorry to impose. Aloha, T
  10. Sailor Kenshin

    Did Targas Come With Italic Nibs?

    I got this Targa (not even sure of the model, but it takes the standard Sheaffer cart/con, not slim) off fleabay for what I think's a good price. The seller really knew nothing about fountain pens and listed it as a M nib. That's okay, I just wanted a Targa. But... http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/8614/4682/4490/Targa_w__Writing-640p.jpg http://extras.ourpatioparty.com/files/7214/4682/4489/Targa_Closeup-640p.jpg Biiig huge italic nib. Odd thing is, on the section's underside, you can see the letter M. I soaked it, cleaned it, filled it with Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku, and it writes like a charm. Can anyone tell me what I've got?
  11. Someone help me with this mystery, please. I bought this dip pen 10 years ago in an estate sale. It was very cheap. I believe I paid no more than two dollars for it. It's totally made out of brass. Uneven engravings on it. No markings to indicate its make or era. I have Google searched pictures of dip pens Numerous times and never found something similar. Any help or inside the deeply appreciated. Please forgive me for the poor quality of my cell phone camera. I did my best to present it. Thank you again, Gabriel
  12. Anyone know anything about this? Alex
  13. GLBizzarro

    Help Identifying An Ink

    I recently purchased a Parker 21 and it had this wonderful ink inside. I was wondering if any ink finatics can identify it.
  14. hello im new to the forums and have decided to join to figure out the maker of a vintage pen I recently bought. It is in good shape for the most part, but I have no idea who made the pen. I am hoping somebody on here has an idea of where it came from and who made it. It is made of what appears to be a brown marbled ebonite and had a simple gold pocket clip and lever for filling ink. It has a 14K nib, and on the nib it says "PATD". I love the look of this pen, It has a beautiful brown color but i have no idea who the maker is. I need to replace the nib and I need to know who the maker is. Already got some rubber sacs on the way I am open to all sugestions or ideas people got.
  15. Hi guys, Lord Z here with a pen I found on a park bench. (FOUND ANSWER TO FIRST PARAGRAPH) The pen has "Colibri" stamped around the base of the cap, just like it should. It resembles very old Colibri models, and uses an oil ink, in a discontinued tube. I cannot find a fit, however, so if you can figure out what it is, that would be great. This pen is a Colibri Le Grande in burgundy. It has a little bit of ink dried onto the cap, as well as scuff marks. I need to figure out if there is a way to deal with this, and how to get more ink. As recap (No pun intended), I need to figure out what model this pen is and anything else you can find on it, like price point, and how to clean it. One more question: is it sin to replace a ballpoint cartridge with a compatible rollerball? Thanks. Thanks, Lord Z
  16. I just won this on eBay on an impulse buy: http://m.ebay.com/itm?itemId=251750519294&txnId=0 Does anyone know the brand or model of this or is it unbranded? Thanks, Phillieskjk
  17. librarianpirate

    Hello From Illinois!

    Hey all! I've been a very low key fountain pen fan since High School but this weekend I was at an estate sale and found a pile of old pens for $.25 each. Most were pharmaseutical freebees that I left there but I found these two gorgeous Waterman fountain pens! The two Watermans I found made me not look too in depth at this funny little fish pen that I assumed was another Waterman? But today when I filled the new pens with my ink I realized that the funny little fish pen is not a Waterman but something not nearly as much fun. I hate the nib and want to look into getting it a new nib but I know nothing! Nothing! There isn't a brand on the pen anywhere. The nib says Platinum Ultra Tipped Monter (or maybe Montes). Does anyone know what this is? Anyway - Hi! I'm Susan! I'll share some of my favorite pens elsewhere.
  18. Hi everyone, I recently inherited some pens, and I am slowly going through them to try and identify and value them. The first one of the batch is this Ted Lapidus fountain/ballpoint pen set. I cannot seem to find any info on them. Is anyone able to help me identify them?
  19. Hey all, Lord Z here! I just went pen shopping...ish. I went to an antique mall, looking for pens from people who know nothing about pens, and so miss-price them. Anyway, I found a nice vintage pen for $50, and it was gold-nibbed, so I thought I would look it up. Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. I cannot find the pen anywhere online. So here I am. What I need: Model. Price. Barrel material. Anything else you can scrounge up on it. Characteristics: MISC: I found the company: Imperial Pen and Pencil Co. Went bankrupt in 1951. Other than that, I can't find much. Nib: 14k, fine or medium, springy, maybe minor flex. Nib Markings: Imperial, 14k, USA Body: Black, tapered ends, gold clip, silver band on barrel marked "Imperial" with a crown. Action: lever fill. Large-ish ink sac. Measurements: I have not measured the pen yet, but if you need me to, I can. It is very big, perhaps the size of a Conway Stewart Wellington and similar in shape. Photos: Thanks a ton, Lord Z
  20. Hi all, I'm looking to you experts to help me determine what I bought at the local flea market last weekend. I really can't tell for certain, but it writes quite nicely! I do need to find a proper cap though...(this is only an extra I had in the drawer.) The limited information i was able to find makes me think it's a Skripsert. El cheapo pen, but the back end of the pen is flat, not round and is slightly tapered. Nib is silver toned, says Sheafer and takes cartridges. Is there something else this could be? Where would I find a cap? Any and all information, suggestions, guesses are greatly appreciated. (I paid $3 and a quick shot under the faucet and a cartridge later, it's being used again!) Not sure what this black one is, but if anyone can shed light on why it has a silver key like thing, I'd appreciate that, too, lol.
  21. Hey, so I have a blue waterman level filling pen with a nice flex nib. Until quite recently, the pen was working perfectly, smooth and evenly with the right amount of ink coming out (i.e. no globs of ink blopping out at inopportune moments). The only trouble I had with it was that I wasn't really used to using fountain pens at the start, which left me with leaving small ink sprays if I waved the pen around or didn't put a lid on it when leaving it down on the table. Now though what happens is that if I fill the pen by dipping it in a pot of ink and using the lever, is that the pen writes normally for a short amount of time. However, now it likes to run out of ink much, much sooner than before. I don't write with a larger amount of flex than before and the ink doesn't seem to be leaking anywhere. This is the pen, I don't know what model it is: So where does the ink go? is it being absorbed by the pen? Has the sac broken and is the body holding all the ink? (I don't think the section comes off) Is the devil stealing my ink? How do I stop him?
  22. Redblur

    Can Anyone Help Id'ing This Pen?

    Hi all - I recently got a batch of pens on the Bay, and it included the attached mystery (to me) Sheaffer. It's made of aluminum (non-ferrous metal, anyway). The clip is brass-colored, spring-loaded, with an angular S logo. It is otherwise marked Sheaffer---Made In U.S.A. at the base of the cap. The most interesting aspect is the nib - it seems to be designed to allow the user to write in two orientations. The nib itself is a flat piece of metal, seated inside a rounded cone of black plastic(?). It is quite fine. One side of the nib assembly has a gold arrow head shape on it, rather like the original Star Trek logo. The other side is marked F and has what looks like a breather hole (or torpedo tube). Thanks very much! Edited due to factual error.
  23. Hi All, I have a fairly high quality pen that i am unable to identify. I actually got it with a case that I bought not to long ago. I took it to a colleague of mine who is a seasoned Pen enthusiast and he and i are baffled by this one. It comes completely apart and all of the machining is absolutely perfect. Everything fits together perfectly with almost no friction. All parts of this pen (Except for the feed of course) are metal of one type or another and nothing is oxidizing. The nib has a nice looking vermeil (Ambiguous "Iridium point germany" stamp) that writes smooth as silk. The main problem is that the convertor receptacle is screw in and proprietary. I would love to use this pen other than just dipping it, but i need to figure out what it is so i can get the parts.....Any Ideas? The cap stone piece looks to be Onyx possibly, although i am no jeweler so i can't be sure. -=Liam

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