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  1. Hi everyone, I started learning italic calligraphy with Osmiroid pens in the 1980s. In recent years getting back to practice it again and bought used sets from ebay. They come with a pen and a bunch of extra nibs. I wish to ink them up with different coloured inks but not having enough pen barrels and caps to try them together. Does anyone know if there are any hacks to find pen barrels and caps to fit these nibs sections? The closest ones I found was the "Osmiroid CLONE Fountain Cap & Barrel" from https://ornasonova.com/Osmiroid.php but they were sold out. Thanks for any leads.
  2. I'm fairly new to the world of fountain pens, and would like some advice on the topic of an italic nib. A little background first. I studied calligraphy and italic handwriting quite intensely about 30 years ago from an artist Benedectine Nun, who is now deceased. I completely changed my handwriting from the old Palmer to Italic, which I continue to use. Eventuallly, I even went on to teach a course in college on beginning calligraphy. After 20 some years, I have rediscovered my old artistic interest in fountain pens, calligraphy, and italic. I have 3 old Osmiroid pens (two 65s and one 75) I ha
  3. PeterR-C

    Osmiroid 65

    At an antiques fair I was recently GIVEN a fountain pen by a stall holder who just wanted rid of it. Couldn't say no, could I? And of course Ive got to get it back into working order... It is an Osmiroid, a brand I remember from school, long ago. Research shows it is an Osmiroid 65. It is not a lever filler. I've ordered a converter from ebay. The nib says OSMIROID ROLATIP MEDIUM SOFT ENGLAND, and looks to be in perfect order. The problem is the section. When unscrewed it is badly bent - see photo. All in all the pen has had a lot of abuse. There are tooth marks on the section, as if someone
  4. hi all! Im a pretty new fountain pen user and today at the thrift store i got ahold of a collection of osmiroid and esterbrook nibs (see photos). Im thrilled but dont really know where to start with them. The Osmiroids are mainly italics and all have a feed attached. I think that theyre set up for the 65 and 75 but wanted to check with you all. Ive been poking around on ebay for those bodies, but are their others youve found that these could fit well with? this is my first time doing anything with pen parts so any other advice would also be great! Kerrin
  5. The middle of the 20th Century saw an italic handwriting and calligraphy renaissance in the U.K. and the U.S.A. Alfred Fairbank was the leading proponent in England of italic script as the best choice for handwriting. In the United States, Paul Standard (on the East Coast) and Lloyd Reynolds in Portland Oregon were leading advocates. In fact, the majority of professional calligraphers I have met on the West Coast to this day were students of Reynolds or students of his students. The fountain pens that were most available for italic writing in that era, at least in the United States, we
  6. I posted the method in the Esterbrook Forum. Here's a link: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/339597-new-estie/page-3?do=findComment&comment=4114185 David
  7. Having decided to further explore italic writing and calligraphy, I decided to purchase an Osmiroid pen. I found this pen on ebay and luckily it still works! It is quite fun to write with. Here's to the beginning of a new journey in pens!
  8. Midx

    Osmiroid 65 Clip Removal?

    Hey all, Can anyone tell me how (or even if it's possible) to remove the clip on an Osmiroid 65?? Cheers, Chris.
  9. mwpannell

    Osmiroid Free Flowing Black Ink

    A while back I bought a bottle of Osmiroid ink at a flea market for about 35-cents. I figured I could use the bottle if nothing else. Knowing to stay away from art and many calligraphy inks, I had generally put Osmiroid as a brand in that category, right or wrong. I've kept it sitting around for about a year myself but started to dump it recently--but thought better of it. After all, it's labeled for fountain pens and still looks pretty good inside. I figured I might try it in some of my less used pens or just keep it around for dipping. So, just curious about recent experience--anyone use o
  10. Blue-Nose-Bear

    Osmiroid Nibs

    Hello All, I have recently learned that Osmiroid nibs can be used in Esterbrook pens. Despite this, the only nibs I've seen that look like they could fit in an Estie are these, which I don't really trust (I mean, this is a vintage barbie seller!). Is there are particular rarity about them, or am I not looking hard enough?
  11. Hello! I am hoping you good folks can fill me in on the history (or lack thereof) concerning this recent purchase. I am aware that the Osmiroid 35 nib was often used as a quick replacement on pens, but I am more interested in the body of this pen. I have been unable to find any reference to what appears to be a rubber body (?)....let alone a button filler. Any thoughts? Was this cute little thing someone's Frankenpen? Osmiroid_button_001 by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr Osmiroid_button_002 by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr Osmiroid_button_003 by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr Osmiroid_button_004 by P
  12. I have a Pelikan M200 that I never use, and I would like to change this. Right now I am working on my italic cursive and Spencerian handwriting, so unless a pen has a flex or italic/stub nib I am just not that interested. Wandering around the web I have found a few discussions about using Osmiroid nibs in Esterbrook pens, which made me curious. Looking at the screw in Esterbrook and Osmoroid nibs it seems that they are fairly similar to Pelikan's m200 nibs. I know that Pelikan does not make an italic nib for the m200, so I began to wonder about what nibs may be compatible. Does anyone kn
  13. Clearing out and getting ready to downsize, I came across some old family fountain pens at the back of my desk drawer. Knowing very little about fountain pens, (apart from using Parker 50 and 51's exclusively for the past 50 years), I decided to place them on my personal website and see if there is any interest. The pens listed are all accompanied with descriptions and relevant family history as well as photographs and include: Wyvern, Osmiroid, Onoto, Elysee, Parker and Sheaffer. The details are on Page 2 of the Antiques & Collectables section at this link http://www.jeb
  14. henkc

    Ink Sac For An Osmiroid 65

    This morning I picked up an Osmiroid 65 which I bought through a local auction site. I enquired about the condition of the mechanism and was told that it was working fine, which appears to be the case, except that there is no sac. The nib seems to be in good condition and the section and body aren't gummed up. I have two questions as to repairing this: The section screws into the body but is very stiff after it's screwed in most of the way. What is the best way to loosen this up? It feels as though it needs a good cleaning of the threads cleaning (if it was a piece of Land Rover, I would
  15. Cryptos

    Changing Nibs.

    Hi, I have a question for Esterbrook experts. Q. Is it okay to change the nib on an Esterbrook J while the pen is still inked?
  16. I was looking for Osmiroids and found this on Ebay (where else?): http://www.ebay.fr/itm/30-Vintage-Fountain-Pens-Pencils-Ballpoints-Job-Lot-Spares-or-Repair/201368548761?_trksid=p2047675.c100012.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140402094601%26meid%3D9f63c8d7f88f47648b0cfed04d50e150%26pid%3D100012%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D201262243189 Not even sure if it is worth the spares for the asking price for the lot thought. Just posting it here in case anyone with Osmiroids are interested.
  17. I would like to purchase a new fountain pen, not a dip pen, that has a nib like an Osmiroid nib from the 1960's that I used to use in Portland, Oregon. After much reading and reasearch, I bought a Scheaffer Viewpoint but the nib is much different. It does not give the same variation from thick to thin line that the Osmiroid tip did. I would appreciate it if anyone with specific knowledge of this matter could help. Thank you
  18. I was a bidder but lost. The only piece I was interested in was that black desk pen marked US Government. If you won this lot for the inks, nibs or other pens and aren't interested in that US Government desk pen, I'd love to buy it off you. http://goo.gl/FTbDBo You can see the pen at the very bottom of the pic.
  19. I put an Osmiroid M Italic on what of my Esties and will not take it off. It is smooth and soft and artsy... I am practicing my handwriting with it. But it is not entirely an Esterbrook that way, right? but I need the ease of use. Another one has the 1554 which I love, scratchy but not too much and great for drawing.That is the only purpose of that Esterbrook. Could be great for making notes in small areas of a document, like when I pay my bills and write it down on a special notebook. The third one has the best nib I have used which is the 2668. Soft, wet, medium, the average and per
  20. TheAkwardNinja

    Vintage Osmiroid Need Help!

    I was given these nib heads recently by an old fellow friend of mine. I was delighted, but I don't know what to do with them. They are Osmiroid Fountain pen Lettering Set. I have four of the original six italic nibs missing: Italic Medium Straight, B.2, B.3, and B.4. I have no idea what that means. The guide is missing. What do I do?
  21. I cannot get my pen to take an adequate picture of this, so I will have to describe my problem. I am working on an Osmiroid pen, probably, I think, from the 70's. It is red, modern plastic, uses the tips which interchange with Esterbrooks, has a black dome ending off the cap and fills with a lever. The section screws in, and the cap screws on. Both sets of threads occupy the last quarter inch or so of the barrel. There is a tiny crack in the threads that goes out to the edge, about an eighth of an inch long, and another miniscule crack that is just sitting there within the threaded ar
  22. In the 1980s, I used to do calligraphy for Ketubot (Jewish wedding contracts); Hebrew characters; about 30 lines per Ketubah. I always used an Osmiroid fountain pen, with Broad Straight nib. I cannot recall which ink I used; it was good, but I was never thrilled with it being jet black. Still, it flowed well and looked good at the time. I have seen several of the pieces in recent years, and the ink still looks good on most of them. But, as I mentioned, I cannot recall which ink I was using . . . all this, 1980 through 1990. 25 years later, I am writing another Ketubah, and here is the

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